hapjydeuce (983) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from BevMo in Solana Beach. Figured Id give this relatively new brewery a go. Hazy dark amber color with a fat rocky white head. Great appearance. Nose is grapefruit, gingerbread and hops with clove. Flavor leans way malty and overwhelms the hop character. High alcohol kind of masks everything and throws it off balance. A good first go, but it needs some fine tuning.
Lagerboy (1605) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Clear orange copper, mostly lasting tan foam. Pungent forest fruity aroma, c-malt. Powerful taste of grapefruity citric herbal floral hop, rich toasty caramel/toffee malts. Average carbonation, full bodied, aggressively hopped. Very flavourful big hop bomb. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
CapFlu (4857) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice big off-white frothy head and a clear orange body. Nose is very malty and pine needles. Flavour is great and potent. Strong pine cone, some medicinal properties. Decent.
euniceradio (240) - Colton, California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 bomber to tulip. Pours hazy orange amber, beige head. Aroma of booze, floral, cooked carrots or bergamot, wet hops and spice. Taste of same with boozy warm finish. Quite warm. As beer warms the nose gets a lot of oaky and pear red wine booze aroma and flavors.
astanford (30) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pale malt, strong hops, floral, citrusamber, hazy, minimal head, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, average carbonation,
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Coppery colour, faint haze. Clingy off white cap. Aromas are orange, grapefruit and pine. Some malt sweetness/caramel, orange, grapefruit and piney hops. Aftertaste is a bit sweet, some grapefruity notes. Medium bodied. Good, a bit malt heavy.
Reimer96 (1579) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mango, passionfruit, orange peel, sweet pale malts and some pine. Taste is a big burst of tropical fruits, passionfruit, papaya, sweet caramel malts, light pine and a nice medium dry finish. Great balance with a smooth bitterness and flavor... Love this ipa!
dfearnley (1366) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Spruce, lime, booze, grapefruit, pepper, and pine. Clear amber with loads of effervescence and a 1 cm frothy off white head. Taste is lemon, spruce, grapefruit, a touch of papaya and then loads of long lasting bitterness.
MunBro (843) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very rich amber pour with a foamy off white head. Tons of lacing. Aroma of pears and pine. Has a nice bitterness and hides the abv well with bitter hoppy goodness.
patricks110 (2179) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite enjoyable. Pours a light orangey gold with a huge off white head. There is not very much lacing. The aroma is fresh, fruity, a bit floral, citrusy and a bit spicy. Nice and heavy hops that over balance malts. Light caramel, grass, floral and spicy notes. Crisp, resinous, heavy body. Good brew.
UXO (911) - CANADA - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear pale amber with two fat fingers of fluffy off-white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is grainy caramel, grapefruit, pine resin, some stone fruit and light floral. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (7/10) Medium to heavy body, moderate carbonation, slightly syrupy and oily texture, lingering bitter finish. (4/5)
Well, it’s maltier than I’d prefer, but I can’t really call it “malt-forward” like so many other DIPA’s tend to be. I’d call it balanced and even-handed... but I’d still prefer more hop-forward. Good, but short of great. (15/20)