popery (1781) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transparent, medium amber with a smallish off-white cap. The aroma is fresh and hoppy. Tangerines, pineapples, grass and a bit of caramel. The beer has a smooth caramel backbone with a fairly dry finish and quite a bit of bitterness. Very nice. Mouthfeel is smooth and hop-oily. This is a good to very good DIPA. The tropical notes make it somewhat memorable, but it’s not really enough of a hook to differentiate it entirely from the pack.
smith4498 (3385) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2011 Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours hazy dark golden/amber color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and pine with a hint of maltiness. Lots of pine hop flavor and bitterness. A little caramel and iced tea with some alcohol coming through. Medium body with average carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Decent. Thanks Craig.
Theis (14796) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bulldog World Beer & Food. Cloudy amber - white head. Orange. Citrus fruits. Cheese. Toasted. Fruity. Medium malty. Nice hoppy. Bitteeness. Nice.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a darker reddish color with a slightly off white tan head. Reminds me of a red ale in the appearance to be honest. Malty, Biscuity, and buttery in the aroma. Very little hop presence, where are they?! The hops that are present are that of pineapple and citrus. Medium mouthfeel. Alcohol shows as it warms in my mouth. Sweet up front flavors that transitions to a rind flavor bitter. The bitterness and booze showing is not the most appealing.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rivertowne North Shore. super fruity hop aroma. Apricot and grapefruit with light woody resin notes. Orange blossom. sweet malt wiht light brown sugar. Big fresh hop nose. Medium golden amber clear, slight haze, with thin off-white lacing foamy head. Medium-heavy water body with medium heavy carbonation. Light alcohol warming. Starts with great malt sweetness, caramel. Orange blossom, honey, huge fruity hops. Cascade? Juicy and resinous. Beany sweet finish with medium bitter character, not harsh. Great balance to this one. Really nice IIPA, smooth and delicious. Big on flavor and aroma without being obnoxious on alcohol and bitterness.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewed in the USA !!! Pours a lite copper color with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma of citrus ,grapefruit ,oranges and hops. Taste of malts, citrus, caramel and hops. Mouthfeel is medium in body with some lingering dry bitterness in the finish.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewery. Deep golden hue with some white foam. Nice nose of citrus fruit. Moderate to full bodied and very smooth on your tongue. Alcohol not too prominent. Nice balance of bitter hops and honey like sweet maltiness. Good long bitter finish. Liked it quite a bit and pleasantly surprised.
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
LCBS 2010. This beer started off the event! Orange pour, whitish head. Pine, citrus, floral hops, some honey sweetness in the nose. Flavor is hops in the beginning, middle and end! Just enough malt to keep this one from being too crazy. Delicious.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2010 Bomber in tulip. Pours clear and golden with a hint of orange. Thick pillowing white head with great retention leaving nice lace. Big citrus nose: grapefruit, mango, orange with a hint of pine. Taste of citrus, malt, caramel and bread. Very well balanced. Not too sweet up front, not too bitter on the finish. A very fine DIPA.
tennisjoel (1270) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this at the Coronado brewpub while on vacation in San Diego. Fresh pine hop cone aroma and flavor. It’s hard to beat a freshly brewed well made IIPA from a brewpub, and this fits that profile to a T. Maybe a slightly biased review since I was craving this style, but this really hit the spot. The only detractor I noticed is that the ABV is slightly detectable, albeit nowhere near offputting levels.