Taverner (1067) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
All bitterness, no flavor. It’s a lot like a ’IBU heavy’ IPA without the floral and grassy hop notes. Finishes clean with that back biting bitter that hits the back of your throat.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear golden orange, piney and citrus hops, little caramel malts, slightly grainy.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente’s Hoptoberfest. Pours with a clear golden body and a white head. Aroma is crystal, spicy, citrus, fruity and pine. Orange Peel. Flavors is grainy, alcohol, light smoke and florals. Dry and alcoholic. Pretty standard, run of the mill DIPA.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb shared with barzigkin. poured a hazyish orange color with an awesome white head and lacing. aroma was filled with citrus and grapefruit. Wow is this thing bitter with lots of hops. body was medium-heavy with low carbonation.
bhensonb (9874) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Nugget Market in West Sacramento, CA. Pours copper/amber with a foamy off-white head. Grapefruit/citrus aroma. Medium body; foamy carbonation. Is there malt? Yeah. Barely. This sucker is so grapefruit. Extreme. Well done. BD is definitely on the comeback trail. Kudos. Congrats.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden orange with a creamy off white head. Crisp grapefruit orange and light pine aroma. Bright creamy palate. Nicegrapefruit pine and lemon taste with actual finish.
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap. Pours an amber color with a big off-white head. Nice hoppy grapefruit aroma. Nice hoppy flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Well balanced pleasant finish of light pine.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, keg is one month old. Pours light amber in color, with a big head. Aroma is sharp: “green” leafy hops, peppery, cut grass, citrus pith. Flavor blasts hard with grassy notes, and bitterness sets in quckly. A touch astringent, not my favorite blend of hops (too high AA hops for dry-hopping?) nor balance.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the red. Dark gold to amber in color with a small, clingy white head. Earthy, citrus, piney, lightly oniony aroma. Hops are in the forefront, as you woud expect, but there is also a sweet toffeeish underlying element from the malt. The flavor has a bid toasty malt backbone with a touch of caramel. Hops are everywhere in the flavor but a little random and the bitterness could be punchier. Full bodied and a bit chewy. A pretty malty double IPA with a hop character that I just can’t particularly get into, though it wasn’t hard to finish a glass.
HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Monk’s Kettle. Dark golden color with a bright white head. Head coats the glass briefly and then subsides. Nose is earthy, citrus hops. Taste is a mouthful of hops bot not overwhelming. Grassy and citrusy but then a big blast of Cascade bitterness shows up. Could use more of a malt backbone considering this is labeled a double IPA. Overall a nice beer just a little thin for the style.