mjteeters (37) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from the grocery store. Pale golden color with nice carbonation and white foamy head. Strong floral aroma with hints of citrus. Wow! Great bitterness with some grapefruit tastes, a lively finish. Being an IPA lover I really enjoyed this.
stoneill (3) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper pour. Best aroma out there if you love hippy beer. It lives up to itís name. Smooth and flavorful taste. A classic.
Handypaul (160) - - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a white creamy lasting head that leaves great lacing. Huge and fresh aroma of citrus, pine, resin and hay. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, light body, creamy texture, well balanced, average carbonation, flavors of grapefruit and citrus and a brief lightly bitter finish.
geologyguy (580) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
strong citrus/grapefruit hop smell...taste isnít as bitter as one would expect...very flavorful and grapefruity...but not too bitter on the back end...slight faint spice on the end...hops maybe??
phikus (4) - syracuse, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super dank catpiss kind bud aroma and flavor. It does have a very filtered somewhat watered down mouth feel and backbone. No mistake, the taste and aroma are there. That is this beer. Thank you.
ColovianTrader (189) - - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of floral hops, nutty caramel and citrus peel. A bit herbal and grassy. Didnít quite have the bite or complexity I was expecting but good enough for the style.
keanex (1283) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled February 29, 2014.
Appearance: The body is a perfectly clear golden amber hued with a tall and dense light tan head rising on the pour and staying for quite a bit. When it finally settles thereís an opaque coating with a few big bubbles on the edges.
Aroma: The aroma is fruity, hinting at pineapple and mango with a floral presence and a grapefruit bitterness. The malts are shy, perhaps a hint of nuttiness and caramel, but mostly hops in the aroma.
Taste: This is a clean imperial IPA, balanced bitterness with a bitter orange/pink grapefruit overlying flavor. The malt base is generic malt sweetness, hints of nuttiness mostly towards the back. The finish lingers with a splash of malty sweetness and grapefruit.
Palate: Crisp bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This is a solid imperial IPA and a great value in the land of bombers. I enjoy this for the balance and drinkability it has, even if nothing really jumps out.
Gluepot (42) - CANADA - APR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely nose featuring piney hops, grass and malt. A nice sold mid-range viscosity with the hops blending citrus, pine, grassy and earthy elements. Malt and softer fruit tastes including apricot mellow out the bitterness, leaving a well balanced after taste. Really good!
hockeybeerguy (893) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. Iím not sure why its called "Sonoma Farmhouse" on ratebeer, but it doesnít say that anywhere on any bottle Iíve ever had. Anyways, here goes:
The appearance was a golden orange slightly transparent body with a one finger white foamy head. Carbonation is seen rising.
The smell had some sweet and spicy through citrus, hops, and malts.
The taste was mainly sweet, slight bittering flavors come through citrus, slight pine/resinous thing goiní on.
On the palate, it sat about a medium, smooth, fairly sessionable, bittersweet aftertaste and finish.
Overall, this is a good one for the style, glad I tried it, and almost always come back to whenever I can.
MrBrightside53 (29) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with a white head. Fruity nose with a hoppy, piney aroma.Very hoppy flavor with a nice malt backbone. Nice, smooth bitter finish. A very nice DIPA.
Lothore (451) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a clear tangerine hue with a nice, fluffy, off white head.
S- Smell is very sweet, grapefruity hops, herbal notes.
T- Taste is very citrusey, lots of hops (imagine that), light fruits, huge malt backbone with a slight lingering bitterness.
M- Thick with medium carbonation.
D- A very drinkable DIPA. Amazingly balanced in my opinion for something called "hop stoopid"