mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, Toronado. Pours an orange color with hints of redness. Very hoppy skunk bud aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Bitter flavoring that seems to be lacking a little.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF 2006. The beer pours to a golden body with a white head. The aroma is bitter leafy hops. The flavor is bitter hop oil, caramel malt, leafy hops. Overly raw bitter oiliness everywhere!
RogerB (2) - Morgan Hill, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW...he finally got me to try some of the "Deuce" and I actually liked it much more then their regular IPA. Very good flavor....well worht the price.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy dark amber. Massive citric, piney aroma with crystal malt underpinning. Rich and chewy, with a piney, woody bitterness. Only a kiss of sweetness for balance. Has a unique toasty quality. Drinkable for the style.
omhper (18327) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 Draught at Toronado, San Francisco. Clear dark amber, small head. Strong citric hop aroma. Sweet with clean crystal malt profile, but this beer is dominated by massive hops that hides some sticky sweetness well. Really hoppy and megabitter. The hops makes me forget about itís drawbacks and I find myself enjoying this beer tremendously.
auto (163) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
tangy fruity nut aot lavour. very good flavour and good aroma. small head. havent had a good beer in a while. i liked this one.. . .
thelandstander (46) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2005 From the tap at the El Toro Brewery in Morgan Hill. Strong smell of hops, grapefruit and alcohol. Taste was very, very strong. Tasted of grapefruit and grapefruit pith. Long, long bitter aftertaste. Pretty good. Liked this better than the regular IPA.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 (3/1/09, 12oz bottle, thanks SamGamgee) Medium off-white head mostly dissipates, amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, light bread/caramel. Medium-full body, some resin, low carbonation. (7/3/8/4/15)
(9/18/05, draft, Toronado) Clear amber body with beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, floral, orange, melon. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel. Medium-full, sticky body. (7/4/7/3/14)
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured a golden orange with an off white head. Aromas of pine and citrus. Palate is smooth but resiny. Flavor has a sweet malt backbone with flavors of grapefruit and a hint of oranges and pine. This beer has a nice long lasting bitter aftertaste.
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop heads rejoice. This one has plenty of hops. Not really a doube IPA in my opinion, as itís a bit thin and hoppy without quite enough malt balance. Still, I love hops and this one delivers plenty of them.