anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a pale amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.
bhensonb (9817) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Bistro DIPA festival. Dark amber color with a creamy off-white head. Nice citrus/pine aromas. Wonderful hoppy flavor over malt. Finish is a bit indescribable - not bad - just different. Overall a great ale.
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a hazy amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of cattiness, orange zest, carmel and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of orange, grapefruit rind, light pine and light carmel with a smooth lingering bitter finish.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased at City Beer. Pours with a murky golden body and a minimal white head that fades rather quickly. Aroma of orange, dirt, caramel, tea, marmalade. Orange peel. Seems malty. Flavors of bitter (really bitter), caramel, bread and tea. A little bit of orange. Hop flavor is mostly gone (if it was ever there). Out of balance, with no floral (aroma or flavor) qualities from the hops at all. Lingering bitterness. Light bubbles. Not very good at all.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and big summer fruit aroma with pine. Sumemr fruit and pine flavor with some earth. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Summer fruit and pine linger with earthiness.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium offwhite head. Hazy amber body with strong carbonation. Citric tropical fruit aroma with pineapple notes. Dry-sweet strawy tropical fruit taste with resiny notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dryish mealy resiny aftertaste with citric pineapple and biscuit notes. (0.65l bottle from City Beer, San Francisco.)
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Pours a murky medium amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Hugely explosive nose of grapefruit and pine, fresh and inviting and very brightly forward. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast and caramel and too little of the aromatics on the mid-palate; there’s some grapefruit there for sure and a pronounced piney finish but the promise of the nose isn’t fulfilled by the flavor by any means.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours golden with a thin off-white head and a grassy clove aroma. There is a thick caramel malt flavor with overpowering hop bitterness that sticks to the palate. This would be a better brew if it were more balanced.
badlizard (5520) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange with a creamy white head. Huge hoppy grassy piney aroma and taste, though somewhat muted compared to aroma, and a moderate bitterness.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the Bistro Double IPA Festival on 2/7/2009. This Imperial IPA pours a slightly cloudy orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is piney and citrusy. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, with a touch of caramel. The hops are piney and floral. A fairly bitter IPA. The bitterness lasts in the aftertaste. Good carbonation. There is a touch of sweetness at the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.