Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at brewpub-pours bright orange with a big soapy foamy white head. real smooth nose is lite citrus but pretty sweet maybe a bit old batch. sweet hoppy flavors but real soft and pillowy if thats the word to use for the palate. alcohol well hidden here. long citric finish with some lite pine. slightly warmth on the finish but doesnt take anything away from this beer. a pretty decent IIPA oh, and Christina Rocks (and she is hot!)!!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another one shared by the Chicago crew on 6/4/11. Iím gonna agree with jrallen34 on his review. This one had some good qualities, earthy hops and malt backing but it just didnít to be all there. Was glad I got to try it though.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks to Popkas for this... malty sweet nose with a bit of hops, not much going on, sugar... the taste is almost favor less, caramel malt, and some hops... from what Alex says this it totally off, disappointed its not in prime condition
joeneugs (2573) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the PP Carlsbad Real Ale festival. I heard this one has had a recipe change. Too bad. It pours rather dark orange with a small off white head. The aroma is piney and complex with wood and peach. The flavor is piney bitter with some peach. Kind of harsh actually, but not bad.
can8ianben (1274) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was looking for a bigger aroma on this one than their regular IPA, but it is actually more subdued. Harsh bitter finish without some of the big malty backbone that I expect from a IIPA. Interesting, but takes a backseat to their other IPA.
savnac (2353) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Breakwater. Golden amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, flowers and wet paper. The flavor is lots of sweet caramel malt with a harsh bitterness and a metallic finish. Iím pretty sure this was very old when I had it, tasted like it had potential but the hops had faded leaving a harshness. Would like to try again fresh.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at Philís at one of their Beer and BBQ Dinners. The appearance is a medium deep gold with a slight haze. The aromas are sweet with grapefruit hop aromas. The flavors are a fair amount of grapefruit, a very malty backing with a touch of caramel and a light baking spice hint. Mouth is fairly creamy, a touch chewy and nicely carbed. A solid DIPA but not out of this world.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this beer at the Pizza Port Hoptoberfest in San Clemente, CA 2010.
This beer is a nicely done IIPA showing a good balance of hops & malts.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. This entry needs to be split. I just spoke with the new brewer. They put this on a couple months ago and it is the first time that this recipe has been on since Kirk McHale left. This new batch is a 100% different recipe (hop and malt bill) according to the new brewer and can be identified by it being only 8%. Pours with a hazy golden body and a thick white head. Aroma is floral, citrus hops, tropical fruit and light caramel. Pretty darn good. Taste is caramel, straw, bitter, dry and fruity. Maybe it has been on for a bit too long, or maybe not enough dry hopping, but the flavor didnít "pop" as much as I was expecting/hoping it would. Super dry and bitter finish. Lively and dry mouthfeel. Would liked to have tried Mr. McHaleís version.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden towards amber with a medium off white and creamy head. Aroma was packed with grapefruity hops, pine and light toasted malt. Flavor had loads of hops, pine, grapefruits, pale malts and lemons. Bone dry and rediciously bitter. If only most double IPAís would be dry like this. Lovely.