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.