bconch (260) - - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange pour with a nose of pine and muted citrus. Initially soft on the palate with a big bitter finish. I like the English/West coast mix of this. Very drinkable.
badhack (256) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An IPA doesn’t get much better than this. Pours a golden/copper with nice sticky lacing. A bit of fine particulate suspended in the beer.Flavor is a strong malt and yeast and a powerful amount of citrus and fresh hops. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Pretty heavy, sticky and delicious.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a hazy amber. Aroma is sweet with alot of grapefruit. Taste is semi sweet with hints of tart and bitter fruit. Finish is smooth, but has alot of grapefruit. Not bad, like the Racer 5, just bigger.
coreyc1221 (249) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet hops and a bit of citrus aroma. Perfect amber color with a frothy off white head. Mmmmm. A lot like Racer 5 with a bit more alcohol kick to it. Sweet, malty and balanced. Awesome. Gonna get me going.
Pdubyah (247) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
terribly good beer. Nively floral, lovely bitter that isn’t all of it, great caramels, nice carbonation and looks great and has a decent head, Enjoyed it from the aroma to the finish,. However it is a heavy drinking beer and you might be struggling to have more than the one. But it was a good one :-)
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this on tap at the Capitol Ale House Innsbrook location. This came out with a deep amber body with about an inch off white foam on top. The head stayed around for a bit lacing the glass with rings foamy lace. As the glass was put in from of me I could smell the huge citric and floral aromas rising up and a strong pine scent. Surprisingly there was a slight fruity sweetness lurking about to tame the hops a bit. Taste was of strong citric hoppiness with underlying fruit notes. Quite an excellent smack of hops to the face with a refreshing sweetness keeping it from going overboard. A nice hoppy bitter aftertaste ended this awesome brew off. Great mouthfeel with a nice coating hoppiness and a creamy feel to it. This has awesome drinkability as I went through about 4 or 5 23 ounce glasses of this and still wanted more. I was surprised how much more balanced this was than I expected but it worked out nicely. This is one of the best double IPA’s out there it packs a strong hoppiness without completely shredding your palette. It listed this as 7.8% there not the 9%, I believe it was closer to 7.8% considering that I was still pretty functional after so many.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - SEP 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good beer I was able to get on tap at the Toronado in San francisco. Lots of good flavor and a nice golden flavor. I’ve been wanting to try this one for awhile and it was worth getting it. Very hoppy and yummy.
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber pour with creamy off white head. Aroma is nice. Flavor is intense hops. Very tasty. Taste just lingers and stays with you. Great lacing on the glass. This is a great beer!
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Dr_Fellini (234) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep golden light amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is wonderful, but a bit faint. Hints of fleshy fruit, tropical fruit hops with a mild caramel malt. Hop flavors a bit more present in the taste with lots of fleshy fruit hoppy bittersweetness and a mild alcohol burn. Hop character lingers well into the finish with a continued alcohol burn. Excellent beer, but still prefer the Racer 15.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JUN 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 On tap @ Downtown Johnny Brown. Not you traditional IIPA. Pours a golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma of pine and citrus, and beieve it or not, FROOT LOOPS. Flavors of hops yes but very well balanced. Very nice