DYCSoccer17 (3290) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A friend of a friend brought a growler of this, unfortunately, I do not remember her name. Aroma has piney, grapefruit, mango, citrus hop aromas present with a nice, balanced sweetness. Pretty damn fruity nose. Mostly hazy golden orange body with a large, frothy white head that leaves really nice white lacing. Citrus passionfruit flavors dominate the start with a little pineapple, too. This is just exploding with hops. This also has a really nice sweet malty backbone, which stands up to the hops nicely, leaving a really balanced and drinkable beer. Finishes with some piney hop flavors. This is really juicy. I like.
Sean9689 (271) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler opened on the 4th of July thanks to my homie, Gorefiendus! Muchos gracis! Split with friends into tasting glasses.
A - Pours a hazy golden/copper color, white head, lots of bubbles here and there, good lacing/retention, nice cap on top. A really nice looking DIPA we have here.
S - Hops, dankness, floral notes, light citrus zest. Lots of stuff going on here, but overall, a lot of hops and citrus. Not as overwhelming and in-your-face as I was expecting, which I like. Itís subtle yet you know itís all there...so good.
T - Similar to the nose. Dank hops, floral notes, lemon/lime zest, grapefruit. Not too powerful, just right. This is a monster, but very well done. Really enjoying the hops and citrus...nice! Citrus/bitter finish.
M - Medium bodied, sticky on the palate, decently dry finish and very crisp and clean.
D - So so good, worthy of itís rank on here. I didnít think this one was going to be so good, but I was wrong. I drank several glasses out of the growler...probably a large majority of it. I want more!
brokensail (10596) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a very nice looking golden copper color with a mild haze and a white head.
S: A big blast of citrusy and fruity hops fills the nose. Lots of grapefruit, lemon, and tropical fruits. Pineapple and mango balance quite nicely with a mild bready malt and pine.
T: A lot of hop fruitiness and a solid bread base. Up front, there is a nice grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. A bit of bready malt in the middle and a great bitterness on the finish.
M: The body is medium with a mild to moderate level of carbonation.
D: A really nice and easy drinking DIPA. I didnít notice the somewhat high ABV at all. Thanks for the chance to try this one, Damian.
JohnnyJ (4225) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone Bistro. Dark golden pour, white head. Citrus, grapefruit, light sweet malt, pineapple, and fresh hops. Nice hop centered IIPA, not overly balanced though.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to Joe for sharing this growler!
Pours a bright hazy golden yellow with a small soapy white head that shows good retention and a bit of lacing.
The aroma is full of juicy sweet citrus fruits - oranges and pineapples. Maybe a bit of floral pine but itís mostly the citrus hops. There is a light crisp pale malt presence as well.
The taste is more of the same with the massive juicy citrus hops dominating from the start. Thereís a solid bready malt backbone which gives way to a bitterness in the end, partly from citrus but also from a bit of resinous pine hops.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Extremely crisp with a slightly dry finish.
This is a great DIPA and has a ton of flavor but is insanely drinkable. Glad to have the opportunity to try this one.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery 05/21/10. Visited KRBC after a 3 hour rafting trip. Poured a deep orange with fluffy white head. Aroma is amazing, smells of citrus and mangos. Full body with excellent carbonation. Taste is of citrus hops with a hint of mango and grapefruit left on the pallet. Excellent DIPA especially for such a small brewery.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big props to Jose for hooking me up here.
Pours a hazy dark honey gold with hints of orange. About two fingers of head rises, good sign with a growler, but it fades pretty quickly, Light lacing.
The aroma is kind of light but its nice. Good balance of light sweet citrus on the front with a pronounced but mellow hoppiness. The hops are present throughout, light pine.
The taste is super malty for an ipa, grapefruit, pineapple, light hop finish, a little pine on the very end.
The feel is ok, easy drinker.
Overall, this is interesting, tasty and easy to drink. However, not much of an ipa let alone a double ipa. Doesnít have a ton of hops, so thatís a little of a let down. If it was just a bit more hoppy to balance out the malt it would be awesome.
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kern river citra dipa. big thanks to richard for supplying the growler!...growler opened up with a hiss. Pours a golden
gloat orange brown with a frothy white head... Vibrant hoppy aroma of
some dank green hop and an abundance of sweet tropical and citrusy
hops. A little sugary malt to merge with the aforementioned hops...
Flavors are malty and tropical sweet forward with an earthiness to
it. Sweet overall wish it had somewhat more of a bitter bite to it
but still nice nonetheless.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from IrishBoy, thanks Dad! Peach/amber, foggy with a hint of gold, off white head. Aroma is strong citrus, lime, grapefruit, fruit punch, orange peel... Smells like crunkjuice! Taste is a nice hoppy background, citrus, mild caramel, nicely malted. Nice stuff!
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by Mike. Thanks Mike!! Pours orange with white head. Aroma is citrus and pine. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is lip smack puckering, tart, juicy, grapefruit rind, and finishes with a touch of tart pineapple. This was my first brew that I know of that uses Citra hops. Great stuff. Thanks Mike!!