ACHops (563) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from the local Albertson’s here in SD. Pours cloudy orange with a creamy head. Aroma is floral hops and belgian yeast. Taste is big grapefruit and floral hops, with a slightly sweet and syrupy mouthfeel. Nice nutty malt body brings the ABV up to balance. Finishes bitter but not pucker-worthy. Not spectacular, especially considering the local competition in this category, but a solid IIPA.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours orange white head. Tastes smells sweet grapefruit hops bit caramel. Nice carb really refreshing. Nice beer.
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. Honey coloration with a bubbly white head. Decent nose with strong grapefruit, orange and a bit of pine. Taste is brightly hopped with heavy pine and citrus balanced by a fresh cereal flavor and lots of crystal malt. The bitterness is powerful, but not overwhelming and is held in check by the thick malt backbone. Unfortunately this beer is a little too heavy on the palate, with a syrupy texture that makes it feel like a malt bomb. Carbonation is persistent and well done. Finishes with a big hoppy bite and a lingering bitterness. Pretty decent beer, but not worth the price compared to our other San Diego IIPAs.
jehoesefat (209) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not an overwhelming aroma, hoppy and citrus. Pours clear orange with a white head. Nice hop flavors balanced with a good malt backbone, smooth finish with lingering citrus flavors.
brinehart (199) - Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear deep gold with white head. Nose is typical ipa - nothing too remarkable. Taste is hops the whole way through: starts tangerine, moves to pine resin, and finishes with dank grapefruit. Fairly sweet and heavy. Hoppy to the 9s.
kickrjason (24) - - AUG 12, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great DIPA. The flavor. Aroma. And look are spot on. Wish I could get my hands on more of this.
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MitchOFY (3) - - MAR 2, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Centennial hop flavor profile. Citrusy but not very piney. Weak nose but a great body and good finish.