brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Hoppy grapefruit galore in the nose, reminiscent of my beloved Vermont IPAs. Stubborn lace & head retention stir up similar memories.
Smooth and rounded flavor profile, thanks to the malt backbone canceling out the hoppy assault. Bitterness shows itself only at the very end. Quite good.
mixer006 (11) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Came back to the brew pub just to try this whilst on vacation on Ryans advice. Super beer, big nose and big flavours. Was worth the extra bit of effort.
Busick (355) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very, very solid DIPA from the west coast at a great brewery. I wish I was able to get my hands on this more often.
BeerFunGuy (607) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This golden beer has a piney hop aroma. It has strong hop flavor but mellows into a grapefruit like flavor. Well done.
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HonusWagner (1328) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose has a robust citrus hop profile in the nose and in the finish. Strong with a bit of alcohol but light sweetness. A bit resinous also. Really just a nice example of the west coast hoppy ipa style.
mrohia (126) - - JUN 16, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bear Republic, Healdsburg, draft. Perfection. Grapefruit. Hops. Bright flavors. Bitter. Crisp. Cloudy.
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Lothore (542) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Pours a deep hazy tangerine color with a 1.5 finger off white head that leaves frothy lacing on the way down.
S- Citrus, tangerine, blood orange, grapefruit, apricot
T- Deep bitterness all the way through, apricot, tangerine, grapefruit, caramel, residual sweetness, slightly piney on the back end.
M- Thick with medium carbonation.
D- Really delicious smelling brew that packs a punch. Way too big to enjoy all the time but something I really savored and enjoyed.
Pdubyah (340) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How do I rate this so high for a beer that I really didn’t enjoy? It really looks great, has a great aroma and carries well in the glass, with nice head and lacing,. But it’s really not all that and a bag of chips. Very loud up front and taking all the gory with a bang od bitter and hops, but lacking a backing and back.
I get a lot of alcohol astringent, and this with the orange citrus makes it all a bit confused and unpleasant.
Despite that... some of this is really nice, I just think there are better efforts from this brewer, As alway I fret about being the one who says no.
alexsdad06 (5262) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Dutch’s in October 2013. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have some toasted bread and caramel malt, but really shows off the hop character. Citrus, resin and earthy hops throughout leading to a dry, moderately bitter finish.
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Lots of sediment on the bottom of the bottle loosened in gobs when rolled. The beer is dingy golden and has a white head that is thick and slowly falls. A cool layer of lacing. Everything I like about hop aromas is in this one. Pine, citrus, tropical, floral. It is hop perfume. The flavor highlights all of the hop flavors beautifully. Malts are balanced with paler and caramel. There is a lot of understatement in this beer. Nothing overpowers but everything about this is delicious. If someone were to ask "what do I like in a big IPA" the answer would be THIS.
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a joint tasting with Strylkzone. Pours an orange color with a foamy off-white head and moderate lacing. Nose is powerful with a solid caramel malt base and lots of hops including citrus, pine, and tropical fruit. Relatively full bodied. Flavor is tropical fruit, citrus, pine with again that solid caramel malt base. It finishes dry and moderately bitter but not overly so. This is a very well crafted beer and enjoyable from start to finish.