Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber pours clear copper with thin gold edges and a white head of foam and leaving behind some spotty lacing. The aroma offers up tropical mango fruitiness mixing with orange citrus hard candy and maybe a thin floral hop note around the edges. The taste is solid with rich hops coming from mango and grapefruit and malt sweetened lime. I get a pleasing mix of hop flavor and hop bitterness to midway. Into the finish the malt sweetened citrus note fades leaving tasty grapefruit like hop bitterness. This isn’t a style pushing offering but darn good.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice bright lemon zest, grapefruit, and citrus rind aroma rises above a 14 karat liquid with a moderate eggshell head. Nose is much more assertive than the flavor. More subdued orange peel, evergreen, and candied tangerine along with a touch of honey. Invisible alcohol except for its warming effect. Pretty good.
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours lt amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has light caramel and lots of pine.. flavor has some candied fruit sweetness and pine...earthy. mouthfeel is light and bitters out to lingering pine...very thin.
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Keg N Bottle #2: Appeared as a dense golden honey hue with a decent development of frothy head on top. Aroma has obvious scents of green hop pellets but has a heavy presence of bready malts and a funky yeast strain that throws me off considering this was an Imperial IPA. The taste is putrid and unbalanced between bread like malts with the addition of hop pellets all while the alcohol heats up the palate. Might have actually tasted good if was on tap instead of bottled.
bwa5879 (601) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at UnionAle, Santa Barbara CA. Light amber almost see-through. White head disappeared quickly. Strong sweet grapefruit scent, awesome. Tangy citrus grapefruit flavor. Hops are super juicy, not terribly bitter but very very good. Medium body, high carbonation. Finish is toasty nut flavor and more pine-hop bitter.
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anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney bitter finish.
peteinSD (1334) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours caramel brown with a slick of white foam. Aroma is light hop bitterness, pine, a slight off aroma, and a fairly dry malt backbone. Taste is clean hop bitterness and pine with some caramel and toasted malt before some alcohol and sweetness into the finish. Coating mouthfeel. Struckme more as a hoppy strong ale than a IIPA but this is by far the best beer I’ve had from this brewery.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #13. Dark copper color with a light beige head. Big tropical fruit aroma, nice sweetness. Sweet tropical fruit flavor as well, picking up a little pineapple, mild bitterness and a pleasant fruity aftertaste. (2347)
Anova167 (277) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First taste from this brewery and it was decent. The aroma was fairly malty and could use a heavier hop punch. The flavor was roasty malts at first which gave way to a slightly astringent bitter finish. Not my favorite.
topher_78 (28) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I poured this into my trusty snifter glass and got a nice copper colored brew with 1/2 a fingers worth of a khaki colored head that quickly dissipated. The aroma was amazing and had a great woodsy smell to it along with some grass and citrus fruits. The taste is very earthy and piney bursting with hop goodness that balances well with the malt and completely masks the 8% ABV. The mouth feel is medium to light medium and leaves a nice lingering after taste that is slightly tart. Truly a great DIPA