A: Solid medium amber with some floatees , foamy tan head of average retention.
S: Very piney then a little grassy & woody, possibly a little grapefruit way in the back. Totally not the hop aroma of midwest DIPA.
T: Unbelieveably sophisticated. The big ibu's and abv's totally masked. The flavor starts as a tart grapefruit, a little caramel, the flavor notes just balance together.
D: You could definately get three sheets to the wind in a hurry and never realize what happend. Most subtle of the DIPA's I've had this season. But a real adult beverage in the dryness and totally unique flavors. Wish I could get on a regular basis, and I'd kill to have on tap.
Aroma: Yum. Woody pine. Classic IPAish plus some.
Look: Classic golden IPA, thin head, but that's forgiveable.
Taste: Less... bitter kick than I imagined. Still classic IPA.
This is... the sophisticated IPA.
It's very interesting, the IBU is 100, but this clarifies that it's just a number. That other factors can influence how you taste an item. This could easily be a session beer if you didn't pass out from the alcohol in it.
I want to try this beer again, perhaps several.
"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. Sooooo, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!" - Brian O'Rourke