Anova167 (296) - 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
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$8.49 22oz bottle. Pours with a somewhat orange to copper hue with brilliant clarity and a somewhat off-white head. Medium lace, slight trace alcohol legs. Aromas are of citrus, somewhat dank and pungent CTZ, a touch herbal, grapefruit, resin, some grassy and floral notes. Mostly hops, but also a somewhat distracting crystal character as well. Flavors are somewhat nutty malt character (not astringent, but on the way), medium to light esters, darker caramel malts, resin, pine, citrus. Malt sweetness and character is about on par with a SN Torpedo or similar, but with a bit more alcohol push. Assertively bitter. A thankfully dry finish. Good, classic AIPA character. Medium notes of higher alcohols in the finish. Floral and grassy. Medium bodied, medium to fuller carbonation. Pretty solid.
ChazMania (656) - Pasadena, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bought from Whole Foods. I had their IPA earlier and enjoyed it alot, this is really good as well. Big nose of pungent hop blast explosions......dark dark orange, very clear. Taste is a great balance of big malts with hoppy bitterness and punch. For a brewery that Iíve never heard of prior to buying 2 bombers at WF this afternoon, Iím very impressed! I will buy more of this stuff.
Achilleos (11) - Santa Maria, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good head on the beer with a very pungent odor that some may find unappealing. Very hoppy in taste and powerful as well. A good beer for people that get drunk off 2-3 beers and just want to sip through it. Still something I would drink with a dinner meal of steak or tri-tip.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Fig Mtn. Clear, light amber pour with a short white head leaving moderate lace. Nose is a bit rotten vegs plus pine hops. Medium body and carbonation. Burnt toast, spruce and EtOH bitterness. Finish is long and bitter with more EtOH appearing. No complexity, very little aroma and several unpleasant flavors. Iíll stick with the IPA from these fellas, which is miles better.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is a golden/orange/light amber color. It pours wit a generous head that goes away somewhat quickly and leaves lacing on the glass. The taste is very well balanced. I find the hops a bit perplexing, because they are very prominent, yet the taste is not as aggressive as I feel a high quality DIPA should be
thome50 (1079) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased from Bottle Liquor in Morro Bay. Pours a deep amber with minimal white head when poured into a tulip. Aroma is malty with peppery citrus more so in the nose. Taste is malty but the hops still really pop. There is almost a smokiness in here as well. Pepper notes and a good amount of hops still with this one. Not too balanced and feels a little light in the mouth. Overall, I was pretty impressed for a one year old brewery on the central coast. Not sure I like what seems to be their attempt to have some people boost the ratings of their beer on here though.
erica422 (3) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is by far the best Double IPA I have ever had. One of my favorite beers at Fig. Happy to see them in bottles now too.
beermaker69 (14) - Oceanside, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IPA comes to life. One of the more drinkable West Coast DIPAís that I have come across. Citrus, piney, bubblegum on the first taste. I think it is more than 8% so I had two of these and took it easy after that but very tasty.