alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at obriens. Nice to see this make it down here. Poured a dark orange-amber color. Aroma of citus, fruit, yeast, earth and flowers/pine. Really dug the flavor; a great balance and blend. Some nice sweet and sugary notes. Citrus and fruity hops; strongly hopped but not overdone. Nice caramel balance. Eye opening good.
yespr (29421) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
64 fl oz growler. Pours clear and golden deep orange with a small white head. Aroma is dense grapefruity and mild peachy hoppy. Sweet and fruity hops flavoured. Clean and crisp. Lovely. Bitter and dry finish. Lovely again.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi-transparent amber, off-sided weak head. Hoppy nose, nicely fresh hop buds, resin, and grapefruit. Hoppy fresh flavors as well with a bitter lasting finish. Decent IPA.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Strong Ale 09. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Taste is sweet hoppy and overall a decent dipa with a lot of resin.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the SD strong ale fest 09. Amber pour, foamy white head. Citrus zest, caramel, light bready malt, fruit, grapefruit, and floral hops. Fresh and balanced IIPA.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Pizza Port Strong Ale fest 2009. Pours a glowing rusty orange color with a frothy off white head about 2 fingers thick. Nose held a good amount of caramel with some floral and citrus hops. Flavor was quite sweet with some wet citrus hops and a bitter sweet finish. I bet in about a year this would be a good barley wine.......
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at the 13th Annual Strong Ale Fest on 12/5/2009. I am assuming the Knuckle Buster and Knuckle Sandwich are the same beer. This Imperial IPA pours a med orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head with nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet with some floral hops. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral. A medium bitterness IPA. Lots of orange and orange peel, but not a lot of malt. Decent carbonation. The mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap PP Strong Ale Fest 2009. Amber. Sweet. Nice hop flavor. Great hop aroma. Low hop bitterness. Very good.
JoeTheYounger (1122) - Claremont, California, USA - DEC 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival 2009. The list from the festival called this beer "Knucklebuster". Not sure which one is correct. Poured a golden color with nice head. Aroma was very floral and fruity (amazing). Taste was very hoppy yet sweet with a bitter finish. Smooth medium pallet. Overall very good double IPA. I was impressed with this one.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery in Fullerton, this double IPA has some nice hoppiness with good malt balance.