Pours a bright honey gold hue with a chill haze. The off-white head falls quickly to a thin layer and collar with a patch of medium and large bubbles. Leaves some lace on the glass. Aroma of American hops with piney and citric notes, some floral character, and an almost candyish edge. Very appetizing.
Moderately full bodied. Very fine, spritzy carbonation keeps it from being too heavy or cloying. Loads of bitter citrus up front, heavy on the grapefruit, followed by some light caramel malt, then a resinous, piney note. Huge hop flavours dominate, with just enough malt to support the whole thing. A hophead’s delight! There is some burn from the alcohol, most noticeable in the finish, mixed in with the lingering bitter, citrusy hops. Leaves a nice resiny taste on the tongue.
Excellent double IPA with plenty of American hop character, as you’d expect. Ought to pair nicely with a good bleu cheese or Buffalo wings.