PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz Bomber. The beer pours to a dark golden light amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma is strong with pine, citrus & grapefruit. The taste is medium in body with a slightly sweet upfront taste followed by a medium bitter finish that lingers shortly. Overall a very good DIPA. Would buy again.
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ranch Market in Yountville. Dated 11/30/13, so more age than expected on this when I bought it. Pours a hazy copper bronze color with a one finger white head on top. Bright hop citrus aroma, grapefruits, some pine, and big toffee malts backing it up. Flavor is malt forward with only a hint of dank hops in there, some mango, grapefruit, and more toffee and malts. Crap, wish I checked the date on this. Resinous and heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Overall not bad but really wish I found this fresher.
mililani (24) - - MAR 4, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Really good west coast style IPA. Reminiscent of Pliny the Elder. Although, a bit more bitter. Just had one that was bottled less than a month ago. Awesome.
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Uncle Henry’s Deli. Hazed orange pour with a white head. Really pine and grass forward on the nose. Some sweet bready malt and biscuit. Quite resinous. Flavor is really quite bitter. Lots of pine, some grass, and a lot of orange peel. A bit of peach as well. Mild sweetness of bready malt.
conway (2024) - - JAN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours gold/copper with a 2 finger white head. Aroma is lots of fresh citrus and pine. Tropical notes become more apparent as it warms. Taste follows suit and is intensely bitter. Sweet malt notes and some alcohol sting on the finish. Creamy mouthfeel, strong carbonation and dry finish. Hard to ask for more from a DIPA.
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SF Beer Week Opening Gala 2014. (my first one from this brewery)
Dark amber with a medium white head. Aroma and taste of hops, grapefruit, pineapple and some hay. Also some light malt. The finish was dry and bitter.
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Caramel/copper colored pour with a healthy thick froth of off-white foam. Aroma is pleasant pine and bitterness over a relatively sweet malt backbone with some bready aspects and some lingering spice from the hops. Taste is a good mixture of pine and bitterness with bready sweet malt and caramel before lingering down into a slightly bitter finish. Coating mouthfeel (not dry IMHO). On the malt heavy side of the IIPA spectrum but all the components work well for me. Good beer.
JoshuaMason (27) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Cloudy Copper, minimal off-white head, low visible carbonation, no lace.
Smell: Peach, Apricot, Honey sweetness
Taste: Peach, Apricot, Honey, Bitter finish
Mouth-feel: Low carbonation, medium body, almost flat, midrange finish
Overall: Just okay. Average Dipa. Nice bitter finish, but one note and unremarkable
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, golden orange pour, medium bodied. piney & citrusy hop flavor with a pretty substantial sweet malt backbone. decent but a tad sweet
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle back from San Diego shared with the Felton’s. Really nice bubblegum aroma. Sweet caramel flavors. Dark orange ruby red tint. Good lacing. Big body. Damn love that aroma.