SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Eureka. Amber with a lasting, creamy white head. Big, dank, weedy aroma. Medium body with a little alcohol presence but not too sweet. Nice soft mouthfeel and carbonation. A little bready and just plain malty. Big resiny hop bitterness and finish. Drinks well for itís size and works the big, dank west coast double IPA angle well.
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Ratman197 (10092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Triple Rock poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of candied orange, pink grapefruit, biscuit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, orange,pink grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
bhensonb (11382) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Rubicon. Pours clear copper. Aroma seems fruit, citrus and pine. Med body. Flavor is a mix of hops and something unusual reminding me of burnt rubber. Finishes bitter. Somehow the odd flavor is working rather well.
badlizard (5537) - 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 (671) - 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 (2193) - 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 (3562) - 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 (5022) - 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 (11284) - 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.