brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a golden orange color with a nice white head on top.
S: An intense citrus nose on this beer. Lots of juicy grapefruit notes with some orange and maybe a bit of pineapple as well. A very mild malt character.
T: A sharp citrus kick up front featuring some fresh and juicy grapefruit flavors. The hops are slightly fruity but also some great piney bitterness, especially on the finish.
M: The body is medium with a really crisp and refreshing finish and a great carbonation.
D: A really easy to drink DIPA and one that is truly delicious as well. I’m pleased to have been able to try this one out.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours apricot with white head. Nose/taste of tropical fruits, grapefruit, freshly cut grass, pineapple, caramel malt, citrus, pine and resin. Finishes dank and resin pine. Bitter. Medium body.
mcberko (14659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
32 oz. growler, sent from Elliesbrown (thanks a lot, Zack!), pours a fairly clear orange with a small beige head. Nose is full of tropical fruits (pineapple, peach and mango, in particular), loads of citrus and resinous hops, and a big malt backbone. Flavour is robustly tropical fruit-heavy and citrus and resinous hops heavy, loads of grapefruit, and with a big, but not overdone, malt backbone. The hops pack a punch, but a beautiful one, without any astringency whatsoever. Full bodied and robust. Beautiful IIPA.
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, dankness, pink grapefruit and orange zest. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, dankness, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Growler, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of pine, earth, dried cow manure, freshly ground grain, and grass. Flavor of pine, earth, grass, caramel malt, and resin with a dry, bitter finish.
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dry beer, very herbal, some really cleaning fluidy flavors, not a fan of this ipa.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Boy King
Date: July 25, 2010
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, big piney sweetness
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, big bitterness, nice citrus, peppery spicyness, long bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler… This beer rocks!… Clear amber/orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. The aroma is chock-full-of white pepper, tropical fruit and resin – a straight-up menagerie of hop madness. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Leans heavily toward the bitter side of balance. Almost violently bitter, but very tasty. Big-time malts, but even bigger hops. Finishes fruity and ruthlessly bitter. This growler of world class beer was provided by Elliesbrown!
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a hazy copper gold with small off white head. The aroma is fruity malt and pine. Medium mouth, pine, dank, light bitterness, very good.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler shared at CCB.
Holy yeast floaters in this growler but the beer remained delicious.
pours cloudy golden/orange, white head, loads of sediments
aroma is loaded with hops, citrus grapefruit, lots of fresh hops, light malt and caramel.
Flavors, holy tastyness, haven’t been that impressed by DIPA since Alpine’s Exponential Hoppiness. Bitterness is subdued and not overpowering, yet finely crafted into this beer leaving a perfect balance with the caramel and malts.
Tons of tropical fruits; from grapefruit to pineapple, peach, palate similar to NZ hops?
Only downside is the whole sediments in the growler adding a mild overly yeasty mouthfeel.
Treacherous, doesn’t drink like 9.5%, but damn this is outstanding.