peteinSD (1460) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewery. Hazy orange pour with a white slick of foam. Aroma is understated pine, light bitterness, and bready malt. Taste is clean hop bitterness with pine and perhaps a touch of citrus. The malt backbone is light and buttery before ending with a pleasant bitterness. Bit thick feeling in the mouth. Nice beer but more hops in the aroma and a cleaner mouthfeel would make it much better IMHO.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at stone day before thanksgiving. Nose sweet strong iipa. Orange w dense head. Taste is nicely balanced if not actually plain for an iipa. Bit of sweetness out back and a nice clean finish. Can definitely taste the warming alcohol.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Keg @ Stonefest] Clouded orangey amber hue. Pineapple citrus hop aroma. Well spiced hoppy palate, mild grapefruit and citrus, biscuity malt backbone. Not too agressive for a DIPA but still good.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Popkas for getting this out my way. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Reviewed from notes.
Pours moderate copper-orange color with a good, creamy white head and a bunch of nice, spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries a good amount of tropical fruit and resinous pine hops. There is a bit of bready and lightly caramelized malt in the background. The flavor brings a nice hoppiness and also contributes a solid malt backing. A bit more than I’d like, though the hops are still front and center. Medium body with good carbonation and a nice bitter finish. Thanks again for this--a very solid DIPA.
Serving type: growler
Meilby (10864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Brewpub
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, 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 (2486) - , 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. I’m gonna agree with jrallen34 on his review. This one had some good qualities, earthy hops and malt backing but it just didn’t to be all there. Was glad I got to try it though.
chibuck (3509) - 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 (5486) - 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 (1465) - State College, 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.