Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Bootleggers Brewery. Pours clear orange yellow with nice carbonation and lacing. Very heavy grapefruit/citrus hop aroma with slight malts. Flavor is also heavily hopped with amazing bitter finish and a good balance between hops and malts. A very enjoyable Double IPA with the 10% hidden very well. One of my favorites on the night at Bootleggers.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler fill from t0rin0. Pours a reddish amber with offwhite/yellowy head. Not my favorite appearance for an IIPA. Get some caramalt in the nose, along with some catty notes, citrus. On taste, softly bitter, a bit boozy and a bit sweet. Not as dry as I’d like, nor as bitter. Decent.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at the Taps brewfest. Rating# 23. Light gold pour with a white head. Big tropical fruit in the aroma and flavor, almost like a fruity gum, tremendous dipa. (1331)
Getbetter (928) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
off tap at Lucky Baldwin’s IPA Festival,smells hoppy,dark light red in color and a white head.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, finally!!! Pours with a huge tan head over a flowery orange body. Aroma is huge, floral, dank, weed, citrus, dry and herbal. Taste is some sweet crystal, but finishes dry as any good DIPA will. Very nicely balanced. Tastes like it uses a hop bursting technique. Lots of floral, herbal and grapefruit hops with a restrained bitterness. Dry and excellent!
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color/ beige head. Big grassy, ganja smoke, skunky hop aromas. medium bodied. Caramel malty base brew with floral, tropical fruit, grassy hop flavors. big and bold.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Naja’s Place - Redondo Beach,CA
Appearance: Pours a yellow gold with a nice amber tint. On this pour, I only got a thin white film for head.
Aroma: Cat pee (simcoe?) and peaches.
Taste: Peach, piney with a bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Sticky with modest carbonation.
Overall: Delicious fruity bitter awesomeness. Bootleggers is on a roll!
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
the balance really seems off on this. hops are really blasting here. some floral aromas peak out. pours an orange color.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with an amber body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing left behind. It’s sweet and malty with notes of caramel and fruit with a decent amount of underlying bitterness and resinous and citrusy hop notes. Full bodied and oily smooth.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at Woodshop 5.0 (2/20/10): Pours a transparent bronze amber with a small ring of off-white head. Has a sweet pale malty and fresh resiny grapefruity hoppy nose. Starts with nice light caramel malty sweetness and assertive bittering and flavor hoppiness before a crisp bittersweet finish. A nicely balanced and enjoyable double IPA.