Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone. Ruby amber with stinky pine nose. Great solid head. Taste is pine and sweet and resin with the tiniest fruity hint. Nice bitterness. Very good IIPA.
daleharshman (884) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Stone Bistro. Pours a dark amber, almost red -- one of the darkest IPA/DIPA I have seen. Small white head. A very hoppy aroma with mango, citrus, and soap. Flavor is sharp hops (citrus, grass) but quite nice with a strong malt backbone. Very nice finish -- not too bitter. The high ABV is extremely well hidden. A well-balanced and very good DIPA!
alexanderj (3298) - 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 (30745) - 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 (3360) - 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 (4257) - 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 (2980) - 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 (5277) - 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.