joeneugs (3834) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Tap 25. I’m growing very fond of this brewery. I don’t think I’ve every had a bad beer by them. This one pours a clear gold with an off white head. The aroma is stanky and spicy with mild caramel and tropical fruit sweetness. The flavor is dank, spicy onion, only a hint of caramel on a full, oily palate. Nice finish. Great mouthfeel. A touch more aroma would have put this over the top.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange/gold with white head. Huge hop aroma with loads of pine resin, eucalyptus (cat pee). Same hop characteristics dominate the flavor profile with malt being barely able to make a showing. A bit too hop forward (Let alone the 10.4 abv) to have more than one at a sitting.
madchemist83 (136) - USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grapefruit, pine, caramel, tropical flowers and dank in the aroma. Pours clear copper with huge white head. Super smooth with light bitterness bite at the end. Balanced well with alcohol a bit dominating.
ikigai (69) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2/18/15 from bomber. Nice piney hop aroma. Kind of a pine grapefruit almost oniony taste with a definite alcohol bite to it. Very good and still drinkable even at 10.4% ABV but a little too bitter for my taste. Not my favorite but worth buying again.
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reggiedunlop (3404) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear bright gold...looks almost oily...with a medium off white head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma is slightly boozy and has quite a bit of bitter grapefruit...some pineapple and grass poking though but any bright citrus is subdued by booze and bitterness. Flavor is very resinous and bitter...almost to the point of medicinal...grassy and pithy with a bit of grapefruit...too resinius. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with a very dry and bitter lingering resinous medicinal finish...very warming.
gyllenbock (5431) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Bistro’s DIPA-festival 2015.
Light amber with a white head. Hoppy with grapefruit, caramel, malt, fruit. Really bitter and with warming alcohol.
kaser (3691) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22oz bottle at home, bottle from Blackwells. Orange and clear pour with white fluffy and sticky head. Juicy, tropical, and grapefruti aroma. Lemon, vanilla, citrus, pine, and hoppy taste. Absolutely delicious IIPA. Dangerously chuggable for such a high ABV.
Prufrockstar (1364) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bytemesis, shared at a tasting a month ago. My notes: clear gold. Big hoppy aroma - toast, fruit, onions, pine caramel. Medium+ body, oily. Slight residual sweetness, but clean and tasty. Nice!
marcus (7214) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours clear golden with a decent off-white head and an earthy aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a bitter musty finish.
Earlier Rating: 1/28/2013 Total Score: 3.8
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours clear golden with a nice off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that starts sweet and finishes quite bitter.
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber pour with small head. Tropical fruit and citrus on the aroma and flavor.
Nik925 (769) - USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A whole lotta alcohol on the taste of this one. Enough to go over top of the massive amount of hops. While on hops, too many went to bittering. Would really have benefited from some of those being held back, if not dry hopped, at least added late in the boil. Sadly, nothing special DIPA.