LtDan (1784) - 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 (2342) - 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 (7132) - 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.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy, copper/amber with a big offwhite head, good lace. Smells of caramel and bubblegum, slight grain, barleywine’ish. Tastes somewhat hoppy, mostly caramel, grain sweetness with a bit of an astringent hop character. Eh, ok. Different. Full body, good carbonation.
brokensail (11105) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is a clear amber color with a fluffy off-white head and great lacing.
S: A quick whiff gives one a blast of fresh citrus hops. Plenty of grapefruit and a touch of pineapple work wonderfully with the pine character.
T: The flavor is wonderfully balanced (in a west coast sort of way). The bitter and piney hops are the star of the show with plenty of grapefruit to go along with it. There is an ever so slight touch of caramel malt to go along with it.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation and a dry finish--fairly standard here.
D: I would never have guessed that this is 10% ABV. Such an easy drinking and wonderfully hoppy DIPA.
italianjohn (2352) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber orange pour light tan head ... aroma of citrusy hops and a little piney plus some sweet malt ..... medium bodied little oily .... has a malty bready taste with a citrusy hop bite and a bittersweet hop finish that lingers a bit a good solid double ipa that gets an extra point for hiding the 10% well
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 (920) - 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 (3320) - Branson, Missouri, 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.