DougHnut70 (67) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ HopYard in Pleasanton during SF Beer Week (locals only). Big Imperial Red DIPA. Clear, reddish brown, small creamy head. Initial taste of a hoppy NoCal DIPA (pine, resin), a very clean, fresh taste from my hometown, but then malt and some heaviness come in and balance it out. Great for an 8.5% but a little full in the body. Would love a growler of this from the brewery.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ 10 East -
Not quite a IIPA or what I would call an IIPA, more like an IPA and a 1/2. A sweet caramel aroma, showing some earthiness, grapefruit and some light pine. Flavor equal the aroma nearly note for note and the bitterness on the finish is long and enjoyable. A nice beer and I didn’t get any of the "ganja" aspect of it, as I do with many other beers (like Firestone/Green Flash). Not bad though.
Zymurgeist2 (1115) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Harry’s. slightly hazy copper. White head. Moderate high bitterness. Floral and tropical.
beertholomeus (893) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber brown color with a khaki head. Hop, caramel, citrus and malt aroma. Hop, caramel, citrus, toffee, toast and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with moderate bitterness. Caramel and hop finish.
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at capitol beerfest. Pours red/brown. Taste is big caramal malt with a bitter hop finish.
marcus (6785) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer Fest. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head and a red malt aroma. There is a raspy smoke malt flavor with a slightly sour and bitter finish.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Samples on tap. A nice double ipa. The hops stick to the tongue. Great color and really enjoyable.
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Beer Revolution. Amber pour with a white head. Nose is quite heavy on the fruity hops. Lots of grapefruit, pineapple, and peach. A bit of sweet caramel, some pine, and a floral note. Flavor is a touch on the sweet side, but decent bitterness on the back end. Pineapple, peach, and lots of citrus. Some grapefruit and pine bitterness. Definite caramel malt character throughout. Could be a bit more dry, but okay.
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on tap at the 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival on 2/9/2013. This Imperial IPA pours a medium amber gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, touch of piney, floral and citrusy. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Medium bitterness IPA. A touch of orange and tropical at the finish. Nice beer. A mouthfeel is full and round. The finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Cory (350) - , California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Muted sweet hops aroma, at first the taste is just bitter hops and then the weird ganja characteristics come through. They made a pretty decent weed beer, but not that amazing beer in general.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream head. Summer fruit aroma with pine and light earth. Summer fruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Summer fruit and light malt lingers with light pine.