3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Green Dragon. Unfiltered glowing golden yellow color. Extremely caustic and peppery hop nose, oily and dank, but also fusel and plastic-like. Hugely thick and viscous, overdone to the point of being a bother to drink. Crusty bread and scorched orange juice along with a metallic fusel quality keep this one from being great. No doubt the bitterness is extreme and the orange and lemon citrus notes are nice enough, but the stale pine wood and fusel/plastic qualities keep me from really liking this one.
Dogbrick (7870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Callahan’s in San Diego. This brew is a clear and lustrous bronze color with a medium beige head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of piney, resinous hops and grapefruit along with notes of sweet malt. Medium-bodied with an assertively hopped character that is balanced well by sweet grainy malt. Touches of caramel are present, and the alcohol slips in every once in awhile too. The finish is bitter with a lingering piney hops flavor. Good all around.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Najas, enjoyed with Kosko20. Pours with a hazy glowing orange body and a creamy white head with good retention and phenomenal lacing Aroma is floral, citrus, spicy and exotic fruit hops, hops and hops. Taste is hops with notes of mango and maybe even papaya and strawberry, balanced beautifully with a brown sugar maltiness. Long duration with lots of fruitiness provided by the hops. Creamy mouthfeel and light bubbles. Well hidden alcohol. Greatly crafted beer!
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours hazy coppery with off-white head. Nose is piney hops, mango, tangerine. Tastes assertively hoppy with caramel malt, tangerine, and honeydew notes. Hefty, complex palate. This one is outstanding.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap from Half Time: Powerful orange and grapefruit hop aroma propels its pungent perfume onto the prevalent caramel and honey sweetness...The lip-smacking, heavy body even presents some cherries and a resinous hop finale...A quintessential example of this West Coast style...
jercraigs (7732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011-11-19. Crisp dark amber orange body with a small beige head. 3+ Flavour is lovely, pleasant hoppy bitterness, mild citrus and resin, well balanced and flavours work very well together. 7+ Smooth medium to full bodied palate with soft carbonation. Aroma is a touch muted at first, modest resiny hops come out once you get into it. 7+ Dangerously drinkable, it is not super complex but rather lovely. I have been waiting to try this one for a while now. Draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From flight@Ginger Man, NYC, 18/12/11. Ugly soupy murk rimmed with white. Strawberry jam aroma with lurking grapfruit and leafiness, some Jelly Baby. Well-honeyed bitterness, apricot, grapefruit finish with a husky tail. Slight heat and alcohol bitterness. A bit medicinal. Ordinary.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a caramel brown with a white lacy head. Sweet floral hoppy aroma. Body is fairly complex and decently balanced. Light alcoholic burn is present in the finish. A drinkable and good double IPA.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark amber with very little head. Grapefruit aroma and flavor with some smooth malt backing. Some tannins and grassiness present that may just be this batch, but it takes something away and means it’s nice, but could be better. One of my lower rated IIPA’s
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of tpd975. Pours hazy copper with gold edges and thin off white head. The aroma emits pine, earthiness, spicy hops and grapefruit. The aroma is smooth all hoppy goodness. The taste is a bit hoppy to start with grapefruit citrusy notes mixing with a bit of lemon and nearly rich sweet malts creating a very nice sensation of yum. The flavor stays like this and pretty even heading toward the finish where a dash of roastiness and growing grapefruit and spice hoppiness take it to closure.