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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A double IPA that is hazy pale in color with a strong pungent aroma that comes from large amounts of Citra hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Growler with big thanks to BMan1113VR. Poured a clear, honey colored body with soapy off-white head that was lasting and left good lacing. BAM!!! Holy Shit!! A grapefruit explosion on and in the nose. A lush combination of both sweet Ruby Red flesh and the zest. Orange and melon comes in later. Flavors were grapefruit, oranges, orange zest, melon, pineapple and a great medium lingering bitter finish. Lively carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. Iíd love to come across more of this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Huge, huge thanks to Solomon420 for getting me out a "growler" of this. A: Pours a beautiful slightly-hazed apricot color with a very nice white head and plenty of lacing. S: Incredible. Absolutely floored by the fruit presence here. Immense aroma of peach, apricot, and a bit of mango. Other tropical fruits as well. At this point, the Citra hops can do no wrong. T: Not quite as good as the nose, but still extremely delicious. The fruit just pops; there is some bitterness in the background, but not really too much. Similarly, no real malt presence. This is just pure hop flavor and aroma. M: Medium body with good carbonation and quite smooth. D: Immensely drinkable, especially for the style. The 8.0%abv does not come through at all. Itís simply plenty of delicious hop flavor with a slightly bitter edge to it. While this might not be nearly as bitter as other West Coast beers of the same style, the flavor is just unbeatable; I donít care what the style is. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 06-02-2010

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
APPEARANCE: On tap at Downtown Johnny Browns. Pours a cloudy orange color with big white head. The lacing is insane. AROMA: Huge mango and passion fruit smells more like juice than beer FLAVOR: Orange and sugar cookies to start, then candied orange peel, the tropical flavors to finish. MOUTHFEEL: Medium body but finishes a bit thin. That is my biggest complaint. DRINKABILITY: Extremely drinkable but this tastes more like a soda than beer. I find it hard to believe that there is any alcohol in there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1356) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Peach pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is intensely fruity, pineapple, mango, papaya, a bit of orange citrus as well/grapefruit. Nice bitter hops as well, very resinous. Craemy mouthfeel leads to more fruity hop delight. Robust grapefruit hop notes with intense resin bitterness. Playful fruitiness compliments this nicely. Damn good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Sampled from Toronado during SDBW. Golden orange color with a thin head. The aromas of this beer were great with lemon, orange, tangerine. Full bodied and chewable with great balance of bitter hoppy resinous bitterness. Long finish with tasty earthy bitter sweetness. Could drink this anytime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2010
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
popery (1599) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
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.

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