brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a nice golden amber color with a rather large, fluffy whot head. Lots of sticky lacing to go with it.
S: Intense nose of pine, grapefruit, tangerine, and orange peels. Almost no malt character to it at all. There is a nice floral quality to it as well. Perhaps even a bit of perfume.
T: The bitterness almost dominates the flavor. There is a nice grapefruit flavor to it and plenty of pine, too. A decent enough citrus character and a light floral note.
M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation and a lingering bitterness.
O: This was slightly disappointing. It was certainly good, but it didn’t blow me away.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the Bruery 3rd Anniversary. Rating #4. This was one of the top 3 beers of the day for me. Lots of citrus, big floral aroma and a real nice well balanced flavor, very well done. (1756)
thome50 (848) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAY 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz bomber. Pours a golden orange with some nice white head and decent lacing. The dank aroma hits you right from the start and doesn’t let go. Pine, pineapple, citrus, all there. The taste is "just outstanding"x2. Pine, extremely light malt and some orange flavors mixed in with the overly hopped explosion. This is how a DIPA should taste! Fresh hops make this beer and I sure hope it isn’t left out too long and mellow/malt out for anyone in the future. Drink this in the next month or not at all.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed golden body and a very large, foamy, bone hued head. Great lace and retention. Aroma is hoppy...nearly outrageously so. Full of citrus, lime, lemon, grapefruit, orange, papaya, mango, a touch spicy with a hint of pine. A hint of a candish note. Malt is lightly bready and toasty. Light esters. Flavors are pine, citrus, grainy, light dill notes, tons of citrus, grapefruit. Apparent alcohol. Malt is bread like but hidden. This beer is about the hops, with some alcohol. Light fruity esters. Drying. Obvious warmth. Medium to lively bubbles. Quite enjoyable! Honestly at its freshness right now it is about equal to a 10-14 day old Pliny bottle (in quality and price). A feat by itself.
IrishBoy (3722) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottled on May 12th from Country Club Liquors. Nose is tons of ivy and piney hops that waft out on you as you open the bottle mixed with a very light malty sweet aroma. Hazy copper orange with a medium beige head. Flavor is moderate bitterness with hints of pine and a lightly sweet backbone. Finishes lightly bitter. I agrre with my son in law who calls it Double "Just Outstanding".