resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 oz draft from noble hops. Pours a copper color with an off white head. Very hoppy aroma, hints of grass, florals and perhaps some sweetness. Very hoppy when it hits the taste buds and finishes even hoppier with a mild taste of the alcohol. Great double IPA
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32oz growler fill, from King’s Convenience, pours with a clear gold body that supports a thin near white head of foam. The aroma offers up floral and herbal like hops, some mango and then a pepper sensation that seems a little odd up against the fruitiness. The taste begins bitter with floral hops, herbal hoppiness, bitter to the point of resiny yet malt and honey sweetened onion dank hops, an earthy spicy woodiness, tangelo, pineapple and a few mango pieces. To midway the bitter floral hops grow and meet up with a peppery note that adds to the level of bitterness yet seems to struggle against the harmony of the experience. The floral hoppiness is just pervasive here and it’s not really my favorite hop to rule a beer. Still this is a good clean big IIPA sipper where the abv is hardly noticeable.
kathouse (1607) - Nevada, USA - JUL 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent IPA from a relatively small brewery. Solid gold color with an outstanding citrus nose. Good body and tight balance. Hop flavors are impressive. If this beer has any faults, it’s a high alcohol presence which detracts from the beer.
MarinEvelyn (799) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant clear gold with white head. Great hoppiness. Moderate plus bitterness. Moderate bittersweet. Medium plus body. Devastatingly easy to drink. per Aaron’s help
Braudog (6290) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Mother Bunch. Very hard to pronounce name. Complex layers in this floral concoction, "wildflower" being an apt application. Fully flavored. (#5987, 6/12/2015)
beerbaaron (1938) - Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brilliant clear gold with white head. Great hoppiness. Moderate plus bitterness. Moderate bittersweet. Medium plus body. Devastatingly easy to drink.
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the glass, this is a liquid of outstanding clarity -- rarely have I even seen filtered water this translucent. Colored the bright gold of a piece of bullion, the brew’s topped with a head of snowy white froth that quickly evaporates. Dip the nose near that fluff and you’ll find an aroma that’s at once sweet and resinous, as if you smushed a hop in a juicer. Floral honey, blades of grass, lemon-lime, and honeydew are all noticeable. Sarcosuchus was a 10-ton super-croc, a massive yet ultimately unsustainable version of another beast. Many imperial IPAs attempt to replicate his enormity with over-the-top bitterness or colossal citrus flavor and are remembered as he is: badass at the time, but, in the end, dead. The greatness of Dragoon’s double IPA comes not from exaggerated flavors, but rather from the unique seasoning the hops are able to provide and the cleanliness with which they’re delivered to the tongue. Blueberry, pear, green grape, vodka, wet grass, grapefruit pith, sticky icky weed -- all can be found within the viscous, medium-light-bodied liquid. A very berry-fruit hop character punctuated by ethanol reminds me of the blueberry vodka that gave me so many hangovers as a young’n. Bitterness is pretty mild for a beer of this much hop character, as is sweetness. The flavor of alcohol is just a bit too pronounced but is balanced somewhat by a dry, Chardonnay-like quality that becomes even more intense as the beer warms. Despite the booziness -- this is a 21-proof beer, after all -- Sarcosuchus is deceptively easy to drink.
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at World of Beer – Gilbert. Sweet and hoppy aroma of pine, super-fresh citrus (lime and grapefruit) and ripe pineapple with a floral flourish. Pours clear golden orange with a brief, thin head. Wow, sweet orange, mango and pineapple flavors burst forth upon the first sip followed by an unexpected peppery spiciness that continues into the aftertaste. Grassy alfalfa bitterness. Interesting DIPA.
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange pour, white head. Aroma is tropical fruit forward and so is the taste, some sweet maltiness and just enough hoppy bitterness. Nice balanced double IPA.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2016 Bright orange/gold pour. Honey, hops, caramel, light toasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet up front, the mid palette has a good dose of citrusy hops and then you get some of the alcohol on the finish.
highibus (786) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from growler obtained at tap and bottle. Extremely clear gold with vigoris bubbles continuing to flow up to the white 2 in head. Huge aroma of grapefruit. First sip really bites with extreme hop bitterness. Some light grainy sweet balance enters after that. Finish is again bitter but that is what I am looking for in this beer. Really nice will see how it changes as it warms.