steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat buttery; slightly burnt; citrus with rind; a bit grainy. I mean, these strong IPAs like this are kinda expected now. So, you either like it or you donít; but because of time and how style is like fashion, it just doesnít amaze me. (I donít understand how something that is big, sticky, and aggressive is also light, easy drinking?)
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #37. Light haze, dark orange with some copper mixed in, nice off-white head with some nice lacing. Sweet grapefruit aroma, nice amount of citrus overall. Flavor is similar to the aroma, nice bitterness, above average and it lingers for a good while. Nice stuff. (2232)
Steve_0 (2595) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a golden orange with little to no head. Absolutely no lacing. Iím not picking up much in the aroma, a little hopiness, but not much. Taste is pine, resin, with a medium bitter finish. Not much malt apparent, which is how I like my IPAs. Overall, pretty good beer.
brenn79 (1507) - Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours semi cloudy orange with a nice rocky ice cream bone white three finger head and nice spiderweb lace. Aroma is pungent resinous piney hops, spicy. The taste is whoa, resin hops, pot comes to mind, only more refreshing, it has a sweet syrupy taste to combat all those hops, but I would not call this malty, this is all about the hops, the beer is light and refreshing, tangy, sticky, as the description puts it, dank. Body is medium to light, which I kind of like, I could drink this all night, and carbonation is a little on the light side, especially for the style. Not for everyone, but If you are the type that likes your IPAís insanely hopped, resinous and tastes like fresh picked marijuana was dumped into the boil, this is the beer for you.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Evil Cousin pours a deep orange. Small white head is poured. No lacing.
Aroma on this one is decent. Slight tropical fruit aroma with more of a dank citrus smell. Not the best overall smell Iíve ever picked up from a DIPA but not bad.
Taste is decently hopped. More citrus than anything but not what I would call a Massively Hoppy Imperial IPA like the label says. I was expecting more of a West Coast IPA here but itís more balanced than anything. The aroma is by far more dank than the taste is. Piney hops show up more here and end with a nice bitter aftertaste. Alcohol shows from start to finish.
Medium bodied, dryness is left on the palette.
Ibrew2or3 (6851) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured up on tap at the Pleasanton Hopyard with clear copper body and gold edges as well as a nice looking white foam head that leaves behind some lacing. The aroma is spicy and sugary sweet malts and then quickly picks up thick citrus notes like tangelo and grapefruit and some clementine. The taste delivers a nice resiny hoppiness with grapefruit, tangelos and a touch of lime. To midway a bit of mango and spicy hops join in with resiny bitter pine hoppiness. Darn easy drinking and enjoyable IIPA.
thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rubicon for beer week! Aroma is very fresh hops. Flavor is very bitter, not as smooth as I might expect from an imperial, but still delicious! Been looking forward to trying Jamils beers for a while.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, frsh batch bottled 2-20-12, green writing on the label. much better than the first batch! yummy! lots of big sappy pine and juniper show up, but a good load of tropical fruits and sweeter hop notes going on as well. definitely a huge malt body on this one, good level of bitterness, and a nice soapy and tropical fruity lingering aftertaste. not bad, especially for a beer from pittsburg. im excited to see what else comes out of this place!
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Toronado, SF. copper orange pour. Strong agressive piney hop aroma. decent not great flavor. had the unfortunate circumstance of following Pliny the Younger. still pretty good
Travlr (11145) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pittsburgh California? Really?? Aroma of pine. Taste is strong pine resin. Straightforward stuff. Not bad.