Pours a clear dark golden color with very little head. A thin swirl of foam floats on top after the pour. Spotty watery lacing.
The aroma is very sweet with a caramel or toffee malt and floral hop.
The taste is very similar to the aroma. Big sweet caramel malts and floral hops. Some mild bitterness in the finish. A citrus hop character comes in near the finish and adds a nice flavor to the mix.
Medium body with light to medium carbonation. Creamy mouth feel with a slightly dry finish.
Overall this is a good beer with a nice complex flavor profile. Lots of big malts on this beer that are sweet and creamy and blends nicely with the floral and citrus hops. A solid enjoyable beer! Try one!
Pours clear with several inches of thick, frothy, tan foam to top. Retention is quite good. Lacing is thick and sticky.
Aroma is foremost floral to begin. This starts to give way as the beer breaths to a big toffee, sweet malt bomb. The hops seem to be only hiding only large amount of malt disguised as a DIPA.
Taste has lots of sweet per the nose. The floral notes of the hops once again show up. There is a smooth bitterness in the finish that bites for a while, having a citrus backbone to the nip. Deep in the finish alcohol heat can be found on the back of the mouth.
Mouth is much lighter than I expected. Still medium, but on the lower end of that spectrum. Ample carbonation for the beer. Some drying to the mouth.
Not your normal over the top hopped up DIPA. If that's what you want you will not like this beer. It has a huge malt presence that is delicately balanced with a citrus bite in the drink and a floral hop presence to the nose. Might be a bit sweeter than some might tolerate. A solid break from the "usual." Enjoy!
Reviewed: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 21:30:02
Tasted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
$2.19 for 12 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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With over 3 pounds of Centennial hops per barrel, this double IPA has a slightly punishing yet entirely pleasing bitterness that dances on the tongue. Part of our Limited Asylum seasonal series.