Pours clear with three-quarters of a glass of white foam. Half of the foam pops like pop rocks and disappears quickly while the last quarter takes it sweet time. Lacing is spotty, thick, and sticky.
Aroma sweet malt with pine, citrus, and tropical fruits. Oak and earthy scents compliment. Other aroma is there too but I can't place it.
Taste is very similar to the taste. Sweetness is abbreviated while hops add the same to the mouth as they did to the nose. Earthiness is there late as well as oak that seems to last. Agave? Some twinges of alcohol late. Tequila to some degree.
Light body with a late arriving carbonation. It tries to dry with the oak but seems to be enough fruit juices to keep it in between. There are sensations of creaminess.
A really interesting twist on a DIPA. I really liked. I had no trouble throwing back the entire bottle to make sure that I reviewed this on correctly. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 21:18:52