badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light orange with a fizzy white head. Strong skunky pine and grassy hoppy aroma and taste with almost no malt backbone to balance out the bitterness.
mrmartin (630) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden pour with small eggy head. Loads of resins. Medium body. Not much else. slightly toasty malts. Long bitter finish.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample at GABF on 10/1/11. deep golden pour with a small white head. dank citrus hop nose. balanced through the body with big citrus bitterness and sweet malts. bitter finish.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Mostly clear golden in color with a well-formed white head and some lacing. The aroma is hoppy as (pardon my Freedom) shit. A citrusy and resinous blast launches an assault on your nostrils. The assault continues on the palate, and itís great. There is a crisp pale malt base that lends a mild sweetness to balance the massive hop bitterness. Oily and resinous on the mouthfeel with medium body for the style and a good carbonation level. Overall a very impressive west coast DIPA.
Sledutah (3651) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear golden with a white head
Aroma: Tropical fruit, grassy and floral
Taste: Floral, sweet malts and pine
Nice and fresh
beergavond (6) - - OCT 2, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had 2 tulips of this delicious IPA in Sacramento, CA at Rubicon Brewing.The lore goes that this brewer attempts to be the best at all his styles I must have had an exceptional batch because it was exotic with sweet undertones of raison and honeysuckle. The aroma was a balanced caramel-hop blend. The palate was kind of herbal-vanilla with a perfect not too bitter finish for me. Exquisite !!!!!!!!
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The beer pours amber in color with a finger of white head, minimal lacing to go with it.
S: The hop profile is very grassy and a bit vegetal. Not what I was expecting. There is a fair bit of sweet malt, mostly in the form of bread. Hints of citrus, mostly orange rind.
T: Unfortunately, the flavor is also very grassy, and still a bit vegetal. Some sweet malt (bread and light caramel). A mild bitterness of pine and citrus peel.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Talk about disappointing. Hopefully this was just an old keg. Iíll look to try this one again.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a clear copper hued body with a large, fluffy, off-white head. Aromas are huge pine, tropical fruit and lightly dank hop notes. Bready and biscuity with a bit of crystal for the malt aroma. Flavors are tropical and very dank. Pungent and fruity, pine, papaya and some noticeable alcohol. Strong and distinctive CTZ hop flavors. Medium to lively bubbles. A bit of a harsh, grassy dry hop note to the flavors. Dry with a medium body. Good!
Apparently it has columbus, warrior and citra in it. I liked it quite a bit more than the twin.
joeneugs (2616) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. It pours golden with a white head. The aroma is earthy, tropical and dank. Potent and fresh. The flavor is the same. Lower carbonation for the style and a big body. Tropical fruit and earthy/spicy with dense bitterness. Not as crisp or citrusy as most west coast IPAís, but certainly bitter and fresh tasting.
ekoerper (574) - Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: massive floral hops, very citrusy, also some pine sap. Slightly hazy copper color, off-white head with average retention, dissipates to a thin layer after a minute or so, some thin lacing. Huge bitter hop flavor, lots of sticky resiny pine, puckering grapefruit. Some sweet malt in the background, fairly bitter throughout - persisting into a lingering aftertaste. Medium body, average carbonation.