Not a bad beer, but like many that say they are extremely hopped (and it very well may be) but the malts totally overwhelm any hop experience one might have. Brew pours a dark golden amber from a 22oz. bottle and has a very hoppy bouquet. Unfortunately, for me, the hops do not follow through on the taste. Initial taste is all malt and nothing but the sweet malt. The mid palate is bitter and malt and the finish is all bitter, but despite the bitter, no real hops flavor. I fail to see why people continue to call these â€œmalt monstersâ€ hoppy â€“ yes, they have lots of hops, but anyone who is a hop head will not taste them because the malts are so overwhelming â€“ for the real â€œtasters,â€ you all know that malt in small quantities will completely overwhelm hops â€“ hops are delicate flowers (well, maybe not that delicate!) meant to be left alone, not malted to death! This beer is reminiscent of the much publicized â€œDreadnaught IPAâ€ but, honestly, itâ€™s much better (despite my Edgar Allan Poe ravings). But if youâ€™re a hop head, donâ€™t think youâ€™ll like this one â€“ if you only like hops for the bitterness they add â€“ well, OK then â€“ but if you want hops that give the brew a piney, resiny, grapefruity, flavorful taste, then this oneâ€™s not for you. If you like malt and a pseudo IPA, then this is it.