dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(On tap at Papago). Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Taste is bitter with a nice malt sweetness. Very balanced. Medium bodied with slick/oily texture. Finish is bitter, but pleasant. Excellent DIPA from bear republic.
blklab2007 (2092) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler filled yesterday poured an orange amber in color with a covering of white head. aroma has citrus rind, medium bitterness, pines, nice malted body, and a light tropic hit. medium mouth feel with a low side prickly carbonation. flavor has good assertive oily hops, medium bitterness, dry citrus, pine, and a sweet malt. finish sticks for a while and there is a light alcohol snap.
OldPeculiar (11) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Toronado, SF. Gorgeous pour! Thick, creamy head. Deep golden body. Highly fragrent hoppy nose. Full bodied, smooth and velvety with a bit of a bite in the end. Very bitter, but not overpowering. Well balanced. Eminently drimkav
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Toronado in SD
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Not much aroma, some hops
Taste: Malty, earthy hops and caramel
OK, but nothing special.
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the Falling Rock in Denver, Colorado. Great hoppy head. Full body thats full of hops and delicious! Bitter flavor and finish... Great finish.
TimE (4120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very earthy lots of crystal malts . Excellent backbone very English in style, but American in strength. Well balanced. Moderate bitter finish. Excellent.
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured an light orange color with a small white head. Aroma was pines, citrus, bitter hops. Flavor was hops, relatively smooth (not too bitter). Alcohol hidden really well.
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy orange with an average, creamy ivory head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and pineapple. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and pineapple. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish.
popery (1670) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, City Beer Store. This beer poured a darkened orange-amber color with an alright off-white head. Sweet lemon rind, grass and wildflowers in the aroma. Both the aroma and taste were a fair bit sweeter than expected, though not in a cloying, malty sense. The taste was a bit sweet and unaggressive for my preferences. Thereís some hop bite in the finish, but this isnít a terribly assertive DIPA. That said, itís not too malty or sticky. The English hops provide a nice floral/grassy flavor that is quite pleasant. Good beer, but itís not my favorite DIPA from BR.
nickd717 (3653) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at City Beer. Clear golden color with a small white head and good lacing. Hoppy citrusy and hop aroma with sweet pale malt and maybe even a slight Belgian note. The flavor is hop-forward but a little bit of a letdown considering the high expectations I have for a Bear Republic IIPA. The hops are resinous floral, and pale malt is pretty big, more like an east coast IPA. Decent resinous palate, not too syrupy although the body is medium-full. Iíd like a little more hop punch from this one. Itís fine, but not one of their best offerings.