Anova167 (265) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge scent of citrus hops, alcohol, and a whiff of malt sweetness. Tastes like hop candy. Bitter yet sweet. Alcohol burn going down. Too much crystal malt, but it was a hop bomb.
joeneugs (2797) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz. sample at Tap 25. I was expecting a brutal onslaught here, but was pleasantly surprised by a nice balance of tropical mango, melon hops and some background caramel malt. The flavor has more tropical fruit and caramel and thankfully avoids a lot of fusels. This is actually pretty drinkable for what it is. Definitely a more murky, fruity triple IPA, but still pretty enjoyable. I would try this again.
Bule (532) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a golden color without much head. Great blend of alcohol, hops and sweetness. Great extra strong IPA.
prettyham (27) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, super hoppy, big ABV, with no alcohol detected except after finishing 2 glasses. Has a sweet finish, lots of hop oils swimming around in this fine beer. If it was a little less sweet this would be perfect.
brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden pour with a white head. Intense fruitiness to the nose. Peaches and pineapple. Lots of bubblegum and caramel, some sugar, and alcohol. The flavor is very sweet. Tons of bubblegum, caramel, sugar, and tropical fruit. Peach, some citrus, and a resinous pine note. Alcohol warmth, syrupy, and somewhat bitter on the finish. Was okay for a small pour, but any more than a couple ounces and I couldn’t handle this.
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap - 12.4% - at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours copper with a creamy white head. Aroma is citrus/fruity. Full bodied. Flavor is some brown sugar with a lot of citrus/fruit hop. Finishing on the non-dry side. It might pass as a highly hopped barley wine. Exquisite.
baraciisch (1505) - USA - APR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden in color... Aroma is sweet malts, sugars, citrus, hops... Flavor is intensely sweet, but balanced with a nice citrus and piney hop backbone... Amazing beer
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dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orange with a thin off white head. The nose is caramel, oranges, roses and a touch of honey. The taste is very high sweet and medium bitter. 4 x IPA? Wtf is that. This is a strong ale. The texture is sticky. Like oil. The body is heavy and the finish is long.
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dresden (726) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear copper pour. Excellent citrusy hop aroma. Very sweet malt bill, lots of sharp hop bite but quite hot and boozy. This is certainly all to be expected, but it’s still a bit much. Sticky mouthfeel but all around its a good beer for what they are going for.
paccamacca (13) - California, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a poor man’s Pliny the Younger (which is still a good thing!)- similar thick, viscous mouth feel, super hoppy bitterness but just about balanced out by the very sweet malt back bone. Great stuff!