Natai (96) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like crystalline copper with a white head and superb lacing. Strong hops aroma that includes grass and pine. Good flavor and surprisingly smooth considering the amount of hops.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"slightly better body than the regular ipa, but i like the hop profile of that one better than this one. absolutely nothing wrong with it, but the gold digger set the bar pretty high. good beer overall. rerate 1/09-had side by side with the Gold Digger and this one is actually better. GREAT body, good piney aroma and flavor. 12/10-now bottled...22’s for $7, and renamed PU240."
badpuppy69 (252) - orange, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper with medium head. Aroma is citrus pine bread and some spices. Taste follows the aroma with the spices and pine hops more pronounced. Very nice.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine, resin, light caramel, the usual works. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness, big PNW hops come through. Oh so typical.
Homer321 (2044) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Strong pine and citrus combo in the aroma. Light red in color. Pleasant hop citrus flavors with a light malt backbone. Some alcohol noted, but smooth. A dry finish from the hop bitterness. Just a touch undercarbonated but enjoyable.
GenDV138 (1638) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8 oz draft pour into a half pint glass at Auburn Alehouse. Slightly hazy golden brown/amber color with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes. Tastes of citrus, syrup, tropical fruit, sweet candied fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty nice.
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange-gold color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, citrus and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering grapefruit and hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
Dfonorow (1531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is medium copper with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor are both less bitter than I expected with notes of grapefruit, caramel, and orange peel.
gyllenbock (4953) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at The Bistro DIPA-Festival, February 8. (my first one from this brewery)
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma and taste dominated by grapefruit, citrus and some pineapple. Also light notes of malt. Nice bitter finish. A solid one.
mcberko (6882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange amber with a small beige head. Nose brings out loads of caramel malt, resinous hops, tropical fruits, and residual sugar. Flavour is well-balanced between the hops and malt, with loads of resinous hops, pine, and caramel malt that doesn’t cloy. Extremely well-balanced, with a big piney bitterness that lingers on and on. Great IIPA.