BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Big SD Double IPA . Awesome flavor and finish. Love the hops in this beer.
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Final Gravity. Pours reddish amber with a nice beige head and a toffee and citrus aroma. There is a carbonated caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter finish. Nicely balanced.
ABUSEDGOAT (2394) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, orange, resin, sticky chewy caramel malt. Medium to full body, sticky with moderate bitterness. This is more like an imperial red.
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, deeper amber pour, medium to fuller bodied. piney hop aroma, caramel/toffee maltiness. pretty bitter with a malty backbone. decent IIPA
stevoj (2165) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy, but not enough for a DIPA. Hazy dark amber with silky beige head. Hops dominate aroma and taste, pine sol finish.
greenhorn1 (812) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pine, source, grapefruit etc. Pours dark and hazy. Lacks a decent finish. This is a hott mess, just not balanced. Also strong maltiness, I would prefer the hops in my DIPA.
BobbyAnalog (327) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has the heart, but lacks the strategy and craftsmanship of better IPAs. The hops don’t know what to do with themselves and the bitterness feels aimless. The nose is indicative of all of the aforementioned descriptions.
bytemesis (3164) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with thanks to Roy! Pours deep reddish amber with a large creamy puffy beige head that lasts a long long time and laces well. Aroma is not strong, spruce, pine, passionfruit, wet leaves. Flavor is light plus sweet and medium bitter, earthy, fruity, a bit dank, wet leaves, spruce tips. Full bodied and oily with lingering bitterness. Pretty nice effort, actually.
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really oily...I have had better...just not my real style of XXIPA...I would like it dryer more hop aroma not so much just the solvent oil hop aroma...may be more grassy aroma hops. Still better than any macro crap. I’d still drink it...jus not my fav XXIPA
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Commons Ale House, Santa Monica, 16/04/14.
Lightly obscured golden amber with a moderate off white/light beige covering.
Nose is bitter grapefruit, good slather of pine, light dank tones to the well presented hoppage, pithy orange, tangerine.
Taste comprises big pine bite, bitter orange, spice, light sprucey wood shavings, mandarin, suggestion of booz, bitter grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close.