Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark gold with a white head. I barely had the beer in front of me, 6 inches away and I already had strong hops in my nose. Strong pine aroma with light earth and nice citiric grapefruit. Flavor is full of pine and some grass and citrus grapefruit. Some sweet malts as well. Medium smooth body. So good. My palate is wrecked for certain. (Draught at Thrash Zone, Yokohama)
That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crushed with Honkeybra at GABF. Have yet to be really disappointed by this brewery. Nice DIPA. Nothing incredible here but it’s tasty and smooth.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, melon, pineapple, grapefruit, and orange. Flavor of citrus, pineapple, grass, florals, light herbs, and pine.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color/ beige head. Huge floral piney hop aromas with grainy malts. medium body. Big hoppy bitter grapefruit, pine flavors front to back, with a thin caramel maltiness that’s no match for this massive hop show.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Beachwood. Pours with a nearly clear amber body and a off-white head that leaves perfect rings of lace. Aroma is hoppy with dank stickiness, bitter orange and overall, beautiful herbaceousness. Taste is herbal, bitter and awesomely hoppy. Medium carbonation. Great!
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at San Diego Brewing Co. Hazy light copper/orange amber kinda thing. Fat finger eggshell head drops to fat bubbly lace. Nose is sweet and alcohol. Grapefruit, dark grape, yeast and hops. Motherfucker! Taste is one big fat hop bomb! Big and sweet. Big ’un! Long, long, long bitter after first big burst. Front is a big full sugar burst. Caramel and pinetrees are invited to the fiesta. But the aspirin bitterness kills the deathstar that was the palate. Great name for this brew.
TimE (2808) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Popeye. Rating from memory (2hrs ago and a bit hazy). Big piney notes, not a huge backbone. Dry. Big lingering hoppy finish. My type of IIPA, but I would like more florally nose. Still enjoyable. Should have got a pint, instead of half a pint.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Aromas of citrus hops and floral accents. Medium in body. Solid bitter hoppy back bone with a bit of sweet malt. Pretty dry on the finish, Tasty beer.
hapjydeuce (912) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at O’Briens Pub. This is a pretty killer double IPA. Has a beautiful deep copper color with a light vanilla head that caps it off. Robust aroma slammed with grapefruit citrus, pine sap, musty hop oils and wet earth. Im a sucker for these types of beer. Ass-kicking bitterness in the flavor, with more citrus and sweet malt behind it. Puckering bitterness lasts after each sip. Medium body. A bit like Moylans Hopsickle, but less balanced. I like it though.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Obriens. Amber hue with thin ring of white head. Nose is big malts and huge citrus and resin hops. Flavor is hop juice full of citrus, tea leaves, and resin, bready malts fill in the spaces with a touch of alcohol heat. Medium-full body, thick texture, no carb. A casky DIPA with heavy hop presence, but fairly smooth and balanced, prefer this one on draft!