danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap at Downtown Johnny Browns. The appearance is a cloudy orange peach hue with a big lacing and lasting white head. The aromas are full of rich hops full of grapefruit ring, mango, orange cream. The flavors follow with a crazy creamy orange, floral, mango, and grapefruit concoction. The mouth is wonderfully creamy with a lighter carbonation. Full bodied and delicious. Iíve felt the last few weeks that DIPAs were loosing favor with but right when Iím about to get out I get pulled right back in. What a great brew.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I could just smell this beer and be happy. lemon and tropical fruit everywhere on the aroma. Just marvelous. I donít know how they topped the Just Outstanding IPA. The taste is light and fruity with just the right bitter touch at the end.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ obriens: cloudy tangerine color, thin sheet of froth...smells like a fruit cocktail...some stewed peaches, canned pears...you know, dat kinda shit. Flavors are fruity and bubbly, fruits popping out here and there...decent, certainly clean with a satisfying dryness...but its dipa...how interesting and enjoyable can it be? Decent. Yeah.
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste thanks to Chris!
murky tea-colored, bubbly beige head. Buttery dough, heavy grapefruit. Very fresh, stinging hop nose. Doughy flavor, up front and then in the back, lots of grapefruit and stinging mint in the middle. Sticky, lightly coating, a little bitter and salty. Nice fresh profile and nice balance in the flavor, but where PtE has a hop depth, even when over-aged, this is straightforward hop-fruit.
popery (1419) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely fantastic beer. I had a few glasses of this beer and was just blown away. I really didnít expect it to live up to the hype, but I was happily wrong on that score. It has easily the best Citra flavor in the 10 or so Citra IPAs Iíve tried so far. It was all very bright floral and tangerine notes. The beer is quite well made. Just enough light malt sweetness to carry the hops. Finishes mildly dry and refreshing. Little to no harshly bitter notes. This is a very easy beer to like and makes me want to make the long drive down to Kernville.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to billshmeinke. Pours with a huge white head that slowly starts to recede over a hazy golden body. The head leaves behind excellent lacing, as does each sip. Nose is huge, citrus, tropical fruits, mango, papaya, lychee. Taste is papaya, mango, strawberry, tones of fruit with a bit of caramel on the finish. Well attenuated, medium carbonation. A great DIPA!!!
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2010 Big thanks to PeaceLoveBear for this one!
A-pours a dirty murky brown liquid with dark orange edges with a fair amount of dirty white head that leaves a ton of lacing.
S-the nose has this buttery dough with caramel malt base up front, same as the just outstanding IPA, tons of hops take ever, lots of bitter pine, citrus hops galore, big in the nose.
T-the taste has a very light doughy flavor, notes of caramel, syrupy pine, tons of citrus in the back, grapefruit mostly, moderate bitterness that is quite pleasant and doesnít linger or sting the back of the tongue.
M-medium bodied, a little syrupy, creamy up front with lots of carbonation giving it a somewhat grainy feel in the back.
D-this has a big balance of malt and hop, the citrus comes in nicely and the bitterness is moderate. not as huge as I thought this was going to be nor as hoppy. the balance was very nice and I actually really enjoy this buttery dough flavor their IPAís have had. Very solid IPA, not Pliny but darn good!
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler shared by Maltzilla. Pours orangish golden color with off white head. Aromas of grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Sweet grapefruit and caramel flavors. Medium body with average carbonation. Very Nice. Thanks Diego.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Kev -
Appearance: Pours a cloudy peach with a creamy cap of foam.
Aroma: Humongous, mind blowing tangerine, dank, mango passion fruit and funk.
Taste: Bitter, danky that some how fades down to tame citrus. No sign of booze.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, fizzy.
Overall: One of my favorite styles in general, this was amazingly dry hopped, easy to drink, and not boozy at all.
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler sample. Pours orange/tan with a medium white head. Aroma and Flavor are a magical blend of citrus fruits and hops. Medium bodied with a pinch and a little warmth. Damn good.