djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a small frothy off white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is sweet fruity malt with light hops Pepper and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet hop woth grapefruit an nice dry finish. Easy to drink a very good IIPA from bear republic.
DocLock (9998) - 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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at PPG. Pours clear orange, rocky off-white head. Big lacing. Dank hops, tropical, vanilla. Taste is salty, boozy, vanilla. Clean, thick, oily, not too aggressive.
jercraigs (9836) - 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
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Jackie-Os, $5 for a tumbler. ABV listed as 8.3%. Mildly hazy amber color, nice, super-dense-looking off-white head. Nose-smell is awesomely hoppy. Lots of lace. Now, this is a unique aroma... Hops have a very tropical fruity taste, also resiny and a bit spicy. Really light, crisp carbonation, but a big body with no viscosity. Great texture. Aftertaste has a good length to it for which to appreciate the unique hop aroma. My burps taste delicious. The malt balance in this is wonderful, it makes this maybe more sweet than bitter, yet the brew refrains from being syrupy in any way. Really damn good... I’d really like to find this bottled some day, something to compete with the old standby, Stone Ruination...
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rattle & Hum. Pours a mostly clear golden amber with a medium white head. Pine, citrus, malt, and a hint of vanilla. Very light carbonation. Finishes with a really long grapefruit and quinine bitterness. Delicious.
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Clear gold pour, thin white head. Massive pine, resin and grapefruit aromas. Taste has too much caramel sweetness though. Bit drier would’ve been ace.
MartinT (9369) - 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...
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of tpd975.
pours orange, white head.
aroma and taste; lots of hops goodness with strong citrus presence for a thick mouthfeel.
KyotoLefty (9305) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Asahiya. Orange-red with lace. Big citrus and tropical fruit nose, huge juicy fruits. Quite sweet flavor, soft, oily, full bodies. A bit cloying and almost syrupy, but nice.