JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at stone. Fresh hops and wort aroma. Very nice sweet floral brew. Slightly strong. Great!
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stone Brewing World Bistro. Hazy amber with orange highlights supporting a two finger off white head with a nice film of thin lacing. Aggressive aroma of earthy, rustic hops - not a classic west coast citrus explosion. A bit of citrus in the flavor but the rustic hop profile dominates along with toffee and a hint of mango. Sticky, full mouthfeel. Dry, bitter finish with a touch of white pepper.
CiceRounds (2) - Grover Beach, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Danky hop aroma balanced with malt sweetness. Dry hop finish , lingers , leaving you thirsty for more!
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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 (10216) - 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 (11528) - 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 (707) - 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 (2194) - 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 (3573) - 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.