FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Fries Cafe in Cincinnati. Pours a deep golden amber with a thick creamy off white head. Aroma is a bouquet of fresh citric fruit, very sweet overripe type of tropical fruitiness, grapefruit, nectarine, fresh hoppiness. Flavor is much of the same, slightly less satisfying than the aroma. Still a nice sweet fruit character, delicate bitterness balancing the sweetness, and just enough spice to add some character. Essentially no booziness. Medium to full body and a soft carbonation. Very satisfying and surprisingly easy drinking Imp IPA.
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Thirsty Monk. Pours a translucent soft amber with a one finger offwhite head. Nose is extremely pungent and hoppy, resinous and super citrusy, mango, grapefruit, mildly sweet. Flavor shows mango and a resinous hop character, sweet and citrusy, grapefruit rind. Palate shows a mild bitterness.
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Let’s see if I can transcribe these notes!... Has a light-orange, partly-cloudy body. A moderate hop aroma and a great hop flavor with hefty grain (more than you usually experience in an I2PA, that is, while magically sticking to a thinner beer with less residual sugars and a lower FG). Easy, well-consumed! I love it! It’s light, but a great double IPA. Well done!
OldMrCrow (1823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Fiddlers.
Nice dry beer on the IPA / IIPA border. Not a beer to leap out and blow you away, it’s nevertheless so beautifully balanced that the whole is quite an artful creation. I agree with the previous reviewer, a hop profile that is more resinous than fruity or even leafy, fairly backgrounded malts that avoid the sweet sticky IIPA trap to which so many Californian IIPAs succumb. I’ve wanted to try this one for years and it not disappoint. Good stuff!
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap..Slightly hazy deep golden pour , small white head . Excellent lacing . Aroma of citrus , peach and pine . Flavor is sweet malt with a decent hop bitterness and excellent citrus hop notes . Some toasted notes as well . Medium in body and carbonation . Finish is dry and resinous . Excellent .
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer’s hops was balanced soo well that the high alcohol was not felt. This was soo easy drinking and enjoyable that i am thoroughly impressed. Another winner by Bear Republic!!!!
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber tinted, but mostly golden. Good, white head. Hoppy, gummy, resinous aroma. Dense white lacing. Dark, berry fruit taste, blueberry, currant, along with the hops. Pretty sweet. Light syrup texture. Mild burn on the finish.
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another fantastic IPA from the west coast! Not to diss our folks from the east, though! This delicious beer starts off with an inviting pour with notes in the aroma of pine, grapefruit, oranges and of course hops. The flavors are bitter, spicy, dry and balanced very nicely with just the right amount of earthy malts.
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Grapevine. Good DIPA, though not exactly what I expected from the west coast. Pretty well balanced and not totally loaded with hop aroma and flavor, and nicely bitter. Good beer, Nick and I had no trouble finishing that growler off.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
getting some orange and mango flavors. a really nice sharp hop bite that fades agreeably. i would consider this more of a regular IPA because the alcohol doesn’t bowl you over. this is very lively