Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Dark amber-gold color with a loose, med. thick light tan head. Lots of pine and dark citrus in the aroma along with some malty alcohol sweetness. Tight flavor profile with resin, earth, and more citrus. Significant malt presence but not overly sweet or caramelly. What sweetness exists is provided by the significant alcohol component. Well balanced bitterness that matches the intensity of the beer--strong presence on the palate with a good amount of alcohol warmth.
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip. Orange/straw color with a thick white head. Nose is pine, fruit, malt. Flavor is bitter, with a nice malt balance but not the strong hop bite I expect with a DIPA. Medium body with good carbonation. Very good.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2004 The aroma of hops hits you from halfway accross the room. Take the Racer 5 and double the hops (which is evidently what they did). The sweet character still comes through underneath the spicy hops. Long lingering aftertaste.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - APR 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium amber color. Thin white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and floral hops. Flavor is similar--a little sweeter than you would expect from many IPAs, but it works in this case. Lots of grapefruit and piney hops. Nice clean finish. Very well balanced and a nice beer.
Patrik (555) - - APR 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Flarra. Doft kraftig av Apelsin å blommor fräsch. Smaken lite barr , apelsin, äpple å lite trä. Smaken är extremt balanserad . Härrejävlar KÖP Å snälla svenska microbryggeri lär lär å brygg dessa kvalitets öl. Snälla dyrt jaga amerikanska Dipa. Vill köpa svenskt nångång.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2012 amber color, nice lacing, grassy lemon aroma, flavor is citrus and resin with a good malt balance
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is all about American hops - fruity and citrusy. Nice amber color, great head retention and lacing. Whoo! Big kick of hop bitterness. Solid malt backbone to support it, though. Flavor is a potent blend of light caramel malts and spicy-citrusy hops. Body is medium-full, very smooth. Great hoppy, bitter, strong IPA!
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall, a nice DIPA. Clear orange amber color, creamy foam, respectable lacing. Pleasing floral and pine aroma, hint of lemon. Assertive bitterness from the hops, pine and citrus again, hard for me to find the malt in this one. Bitterness lingers long. A tad too astringent for my taste.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wowsa! A marked improvement over the alread-excellent Racer 5 classic. This beer has very big, crisp hop explosion up front followed by dominant, smooth malt sweetness. The maltiness is the big star here!
One of the better California IPAs.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 3/4/15. Bottle from LoneStar Liquor. Aroma has caramel, pine & resin. Taste is smooth & balanced with a very nice overall flavor.
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