daknole (9797) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orangish/yellow pour. Aroma of fresh and juicy hops jump out of the glass and hit you so nicely! Citrus, spicy hops everywhere! Flavor is juicy, just enough malt and the hops. What a well done brew!
stonelis (38) - Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this. Piney and citrus. A touch of heat, a slight after burn, but not too much. Another California beer I wish I had more access to.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle from Mike). Pours mostly clear orange-amber with white head. the aroma has some dank hops some caramel malt. There’s also a strong resinous aroma. Taste is sweet with some sharp pleasant bitterness. Lighter body with a dry finish. Good stuff.
tastybeer (1815) - Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark gold pour, nice white head, good retention/lace. Aroma is dank floral/citrus hops, caramel malt. Taste is big fruity hops, pine, resin, caramel malt, light booze. Palate is smooth, oily, bitter finish. Quite good.
dougmaher434 (6) - Felton, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not much aroma and the hops don’t shine through like they do in Aroma Coma. But still an extremely solid Double IPA. They had a little trouble masking the alcohol.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from DBS. Aroma is very strong fresh hop, of the floral and pine variety. Flavor began with fresh grapefruit and turned into a bitter radish/lemon. Nice light malt backbone to this, but the bittering hops were over the top. Salt and vinegar chips seemed to take the edge of this one. Good beer.
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944play (365) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Sweet Spot. Hazy amber with medium lasting foam. Strong onion, grass, and radish aromas. Salty lemon and piney resin flavors. Obnoxiously over the top. Goodly booziness is right sneaky.
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Deep red w/a subtle brown. S - Big pine, lemon, more citrus, subtle alcohol, some caramel malts underneath. T - Lemon! Wow, this beer is a pine and citrus bomb! Subtle maltiness that is quickly overtaken by the bitterness. F - Very light bodied for the ABV. There is a good amount of heat you feel from the alcohol as it is swished. It could use a little bit of that lush creaminess to help the overall mouthfeel. O - Overall, a fantastic DIPA from Drake’s. If you are looking for a true bitter bomb with some great fruity complexities, I would get a bottle.
DYCSoccer17 (3394) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle purchased from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Bummed, because I thought this was the beer that won at the Bistro IIPA festival. Anywho, The aroma has plenty of herbal and grassy hop notes. Some grapefruit and pine are also there with a scant amount of onion character. Definitely an old-school West Coast IPA. Slight underlying malt sweetness. Slightly hazy (chill haze?) Honey-orange body with a creamy, strong, off-yellow head present. Great lacing. This has a nice citrus, orange sweetness initially, before it becomes a fucking in your face hop bomb. Citrus orange and grapefruit crush the palate, which is then followed by a piney astringency later on. Some ethanol comes through, while this finishes very dry, harsh, and rough around the edges. This is really a brash beer, and I prefer my IPAs and IIPAs to have some semblance of balance, which this beer absolutely lacks.
oRos (1244) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from total wine sac. Color is orange. Not much of a head some lacing. Nice an bitter. Has the sweet with piny finish.