gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh yeah. I dig this color of a used copper kettle.
Smells of new leather, fresh cut alfalfa, sage scrub, a couple warm caramels on the dash board.
Not as big as Arrogant Bastard which I just reviewed, but equally balanced. My tongue is on this roller coaster: Caramel, green rose (hop flowers), caramel corn, wet grass, caramel apple (granny smith), juniper, toffee, orange rind. Oh god, dry, dry, dry, make it stop! I want to do it again!
I love IPA’s because they’re so good with food. They compliment dishes like chicken piccata, tomato sauces, anything with herbs-right. But an IPA like this can stand up to substantial dishes like this rabbit, andouille-n-roasted green chile gumbo I made tonight. It’d be great with green chile, Mexican.... Alone, as a quaffing brew, this is a bit sharp on the bitterings, but pair it with food and>brewhaha>this is a king of refreshment.
jdp (59) - Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golder orange with a decent white head. Smells nice a hppy and with a slight caramel undertone. Has a nicey piney, citrus, grassy hop bite. Slight sweet malt but this beer is mainly hops. It’s actually a good mix with the hop. The malt is there, but not overly sweet or noticeable compared to the hops. So, if you like a good amount of hops and lower malt ratio for an "IIPA" then this might be a good choice.
Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of a copper coloring to it with little to no head on top. Bitter flavor with some malt characteristics to it. Good balance between the malt and hops. Had a lot of very similar beers like this one in the past. Not too bad for a standard IPA.
Melanie (57) - - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost an imperial ipa. Very hoppy to the point of overwhelming,and I am a hophead. Nice hoppy aroma, not much of a head with little lacing. Probably not one I would return to often.
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videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes, 9/29/11:
Poured a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
A: Light amber, clear with medium amount of carbonation bubbles. 2 finger white head that dissipates slowly; no lacing.
S: Piney hops, some sweetness.
T: Again, the piney hops, but not overpowering. Malty sweetness to keep the hops in check. Grapefruit in the finish.
M: Medium and very nice. Makes for a very drinkable DIPA.
O: I liked this one; serves as a good weekly hop fix for a non-hophead.
boogerracing (57) - Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Holy hops! Hops hot the nose hard, but then you get some nice citrus. The taste matches the nose. Bitterness across the palate. Damn fine beer, damn fine.
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorites, do not pass up this beer. _TONS_ of hops, get some baby!!! Nice golden color, great bitter-hops taste. mmmmm...
hoppyho (56) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper color with a white creamy head. Strong smell of piney citrus aroma. Strong flavorful hops, right down a hopheads alley. A slight piney hop taste with a smooth bite at the finish. Nice after taste. Very drinkable.
mikehanneman (55) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I rate this IPA very high. Nice aroma, good appearance and the taste is different than any other IPA I have tried. Just an excellent IPA. The IBU is 72. I had a friend try it and he too thought they are putting more malt or something in the beer to give it a different, great taste.
One issue I have though. I called the brewery in Petaluma, CA to complain about the white stuff floating in the bottom. The beer was about 4 or 5 months old. The person I spoke to said the owner (he was reading it off something) claimed it was nothing other than protein and it was good for you. My son and I think that is a bunch of B S - this beer is 7.5% and after 120 to 150 days it should not exhibit white matter floating in the bottom of the bottle. It was kept in a closest in my basement.
So try this great IPA - but don’t let it sit around too long unless you want to drink some floating "protein".
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite non double/triple/imperial IPA’s. Clipper City Loose Cannon has been my go to everyday drink all night IPA aside from Alpha King, Belle’s etc..., but this takes the cake. I am with my other OHIO bro on here from West Chester, It has all the right notes a good IPA should have and better. It is a bad ass brew!!!!!!!