DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a copper red with an antique white head. Head retention was noted to be excellent. Tangy grapefruit nose. Nice mouthfeel. Wonderful, complex DIPA. Malty up front, yielding to a rush of grapefruit, and finishes with a pine bitterness that lingers on the palate. Figueroa Mountain knocks it out of the park again!
johnbuck100 (236) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber purchased in Santa Barbara. A very fresh tasting DIPA, very heavy on the hops, which give the beer a spicy, moderate-high oily hop palate. Lingering Bitter Aftertaste. This is a fairly clean tasting DIPA, and not a muddy or alcohol-tasting as some I do not see a sell by date on this bottle, but it tastes very fresh. I would have this again,
bytemesis (2926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear deep reddish amber, medium off white head, great lacing. Very little aroma, touch of caramel. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, pine, caramel. Medium body, silky mouthfeel.
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-offwhite-copper. A-cocoa-med malt, rye, resin. As it warms, orange/resin and pine lead. T-orange/resin hops, slightly sweet/roasty med malt, rye.
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Dec. 27, 2012
Poured a caramel amber color with two fingers of off-white head. Below average lacing, average-to-below average retention.
Smelled a lot like their Hoppy Poppy IPA I had a few weeks ago. Got sweet floral hops up front, followed by caramel and toffee malts. Even a little bit of bubble gum in the nose. Worked nice together. Had me looking forward to the taste.
Tasted initially reminded me of Manzanita’s Chaotic, but not as strong. Still got the floral hops. Also Columbus hops coming through. Bitter finish, but not overwhelming.
Medium-to-light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish.
A bit disappointed overall after having a few of their other beers (notably their IPA and brown ale.). Would probably give it another try, since I’m a sucker for DIPA’s, but still.
StefanSD (2069) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bomber from bev4less. Pours a clear copper color with a medium off-white head that has good retention and ample lacing. The aroma is mostly grapefruit with a touch of pine and some floral. The taste is citrus hops forward with grapefruit, oranges, melons and limes. Backing up the citrus is a caramel malt backbone and some piney resins. The palate is silky smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with some melons in the aftertaste. Overall: Very, very bitter, they need to dial it down just a notch to make this a top flight brew. That aside, its good stuff.
bhensonb (10691) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Go Fred! Pours clear copper with a creamy off-white head. Lots of hop. Resin, floral, citrus. Med body. Flavor is very hoppy. Citrus, resin and I think floral. It’s bitter as all get out. Oh, there’s some light roast caramel backbone. But if you don’t look for it, it may not stand up. This finishes NW dry and bitter, but not quite so harsh as many. Extremely nice!
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber/orange in color with a white head. Starts off with some sweet malt and caramel. There’s a bit of sweet fruit and the hop profile is citrus peel, floral, earthy. Light bitterness on the flavor with plenty of sweet toffee and caramel. A bit of fruit, citrus, pine, and earth. Not a bad beer, but a terribly good double IPA.
VinceOutlaw (3) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
On Tap at KnB Del Cerro (my home court!). First rating ever, so don’t believe a thing you read. I expect (and WANT) more pine or citrus floral aroma from a Double. After taste bitter actually good. Great lace from the head. That’s it for #1.
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with off white head. Nose and taste of resin, caramel malt, plum, dank citrus and light line. Light to Medium body. Woody pine finish. Lots of malt- a bit sappy.