thetmaxx (732) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a shaker glass. Colour is very nice, and very clear. Thin white head, with thin lacing on the glass. Flavour is not too bitter, and very clean. Overall a decent IPA that is worth giving a shot.
hopsandvines (60) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a lasting white head. Aroma is dank, herbal and chewy w/ high alpha hops apparent. Flavor is decidedly hop/bitter forward but with solid malt to back it up. Finish lingers into clinging bitterness that sticks around for a while. Tastes like good IPA homebrew. Overall this beer is more of a Imperial American Amber Ale, but still has the hops of a DIPA, the fault I find is the hops are a bit rough and unrefined, malt bill is too dark with too much crystal and specialty malts. Otherwise a well crafted IPA. Thanks to Sean in the Bay Area for the kick down!
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a ceram colored head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light summer fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with malt and light summer fruit.
popery (1349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting and solid DIPA. This beer didn’t start off great, but once warmed, it gained something. It’s mildly bitter, though rich in hop flavor. The hop aroma could use more strength, but it’s a nice mix of herbs (sage, maybe), mint, pine and tangerine. Mouthfeel is light - felt a bit watery when cold. Good beer. I was pleasantly surprised.
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours rather orange with a slight white head. Aromas of peach and citrus. Lush fruity and floral flavors. Nicely bitter. Excellently smooth and tasty.
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells malty and toasted grains with floral hop. looks cookery brown with huge pillowy head. tastes like malty grain cracker toasted toffey and earthy hops. palate is covered in hops and malt. overall nice and hearty and great mouthful .
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bistro’s IIPA Fest in Hayward CA. Malt heavy in the flavor, almost APA like. Bitterness was really subdued, Flavor was very balanced. I really like this beer but in terms of being an IIPA it seemed to be lacking the substantial bitterness I was looking for. Great mouthfeel & drinkablity.
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral hops, & spice; Flavor of malt, rich pine hops, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, pretty good.
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with a large fluffy off white head. The aroma is fruity hoppy with some minerals, and a touch of phenolic compounds. The flavor is fruity and bitter with notes of strawberry, grapefruit, and pine in the finish. Very light bodied. decent.
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours clear golden with a modest off-white head and floral bready aroma. There is a nice pale malt flavor that starts sweet and finishes slightly sour with some banana ester and a fair amount of hop bitterness. Very well-balanced.