fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 Pours golden yellow, hoppy, caramel, piney, citrus peel, rather harsh palet wrecker.
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - FEB 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought that this was a very good beer, but not quite excellent. Well hopped, with a piney rather than citrus profile dominating. Decent not overwhelming hop backbone, and decent mouthfeel. A very nice beer, and one that I wish I had more of in the fridge.
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks kp for bringing to the Sexual Chocolate release. Pours a nice copper amber with a thin offwhite head. The nose is very pungent, citrusy, fruity, grapefruit rind, very pure hop aroma. You can actually smell the hop buds. Flavor is very citrusy and resinous, mango, citrus rind, nice malt sweetness for the balance. Very very tasty DIPA.
Sammy (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am having better and better double IPAs, this being one. Its well hopped, and the flavour comes through well supported by the malt backbone, without killing my palate. Very drinkable, even at lunchtime though requiring a weekend nap. Not complex, more high IBU hopping, enjoyable nevertheless. Good head and lace. Above average mouthfeel.
Suttree (5543) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange, loose white head. Really nice aroma - hops, of course, and some odd herbal notes. Big hop flavor at first - citrusy with a bit of pine - then some subtle rustic, spicy notes in the background. Really tasty stuff.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Rush of citrus with a puckering taste very full in the mouth. Pretty to look at with copper color and tight lacing.
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Lagunitas Brewing Company. Pours an orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy pine needles aroma with some hints of grapefruit. Malty bitter hoppy piney flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a long malty very bitter hoppy pine needles finish with a long bitter aftertaste. Nice!!
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2009 My favorite IPA. I almost passed out when I saw 5 bottles on the shelf at the local grocery store after being told months earlier that they didn’t distribute this in WA.
Pours a nice golden orange color with a lasting off-white head. Citrusy, hoppy nose seemed to get stronger and sweeter by the end of the bottle- maybe a little bit of pineapple. Hop flavor has notes of grapefruit and pine, balanced by just the right amount of caramel sweetness. Nice long hop finish.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is about as good as it gets, right here. Nice golden/amber color. Aroma is pure grapefruit. Nice piny, floral hops. A little dry, but still, this beer is exquisite. Top 10 IIPA for me. This is as good as Hopsickle, Hopslam, Pure Hoppiness and Yulesmith. Best part? $4.29 a bomber. Words alone cannot express my respect for Lagunitas. Hop shortage be damned.
Beerman6686 (5329) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2009 This poured a clear orange color with a big white head. Aroma was loaded with scents of citrus, pine and floral hops, also some dampness and grainy characters. Flavor iwas bright strong bitting hops, mainly fruity and piney, with some malty sweetness in the end as well.