JohnGalt1 (493) - , Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chub fill picked up this afternoon from the fine folks at Bar Gernika in downtown Boise... Poured tonight into my slim tulip... off white head has nice retention with good lacing for the entire glass... the brew is clear orange.
Nose shows tons of pithy grapefruit and almost as much piney hoppiness... slight maltiness shows bits of toast... but the malts are beat down by the hops... sweet tropical fruity hoppiness shows with warmth... loving this one.
Tropical fruit bowl hops on the palate remind me of mangoes and papaya.. tangerine zest, but still plenty of grapefruit.. the pale malts combine with some dry toast and deliver the hops nearly perfectly.. This is nearly perfect right now... fresh and wonderful.
Body is heavier than a standard West Coast DIPA.. but I honestly think it adds to the drinkability in this sense.. enjoy this one right now, because the malts will come out swinging as the hops die back.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed amber/copper pour with a white head. Sweet caramel, sugar, pineapple, and peach aromas. Grapefruit, pine, flowers, and some brown sugar. Maybe a bit of alcohol. The flavor is a touch boozy, but excellent fruit and hop character. Brown sugar, caramel, pineapple, peach, and nice grapefruit. Mild bitterness, pine, and floral hops.
epiphyte707 (66) - eureka, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber honey with little head. Smells bomb cat piss floral caramel and toffee. Tastes piney, citrus, strawberries, good amount of malt. Little to no booziness. Sweet dipa! 420 woooo.
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at 16 tons
A: Cloudy rusted copper color with a thin head. Some nice legs.
N: Wow. Very dank. Some grapefruit and pineapple. Really, really herbal and grassy. Big caramel notes hold up the nose. Peppercorns, ginger, and floral notes.
T: Hop bomb with a lot of malt notes. Incredibly huge. Bitterness hits on the backend with mixed tropical fruits. House yeast character is prevalent.
M: Very sticky and resinous. Heavy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
O: This is a slap you in the face, take your wallet beer. It’s excellent. It’ll definitely take its toll. Nice.
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...a deep, orange-amber with a tiny of garnet and a very thick off-white head. Nose...husky, crushed hops, hop resin grapefruit skin and damp fresh hay. Palate...intensely sweet from front to back with an intensely sweat-like character that’s actually better than it sounds! Quince and pith are prominent up front, but overall, this ale definitely has a strong leaning towards the grapefruit side as opposed to the piney side. This is a viscous ale which, coupled with the sweetness, might make it seem like a dessert ale (and perhaps it is!).
DocJitsu (954) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear golden color with an off white head. It has a very clean, candied grapefruit bouquet. It has a wonderful grapefruit forward flavor. There’s a nearly perfect mouthfeel for the style. It’s very complimentary to the flavors. No discernible alcohol warmth. This is a magnificent beer.
jumipo (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got a growler of this from Chuck’s Hop Shop (Seattle), let it sit for 3 months and hit it with my phatty brother-in-law in from Sydney. It was special. Aroma downgraded to a 7 but mainly because of time in growler I suspect. Beautiful clear honey golden colour with enough head but not a great deal (again, time away from shelf and in growler.) It was however, still well carbonated and an absolute pleasure to imbibe. Pretty full and resinous MF with hints of bitter but well balanced with medium sweet to round out this bad boy and make that 9.2% sing like a 6.5%. Overall fantastic IIPA.
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted with JCB. Pours a clean soft golden with two fingers of sticky white head. Nose is super resinous, pine resin and citrus oil. Super oily/heady. Piney for sure. Oily mouthfeel with a medium bitterness.
mcberko (6453) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on tap at PIB, pours a mostly clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of piney and resinous hops, balanced by doughy malt - nice and bitter on the nose. Flavour of piney and resinous hops as well, well-hopped as most Lagunitas IPAs are, balanced by just enough doughy malt. Excellently made with a very highly-hopped body, without being shittily stringent. Delicious.
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewpub June 2012-Hmm, so im sitting here at the brewpub patio, enjoying the nice weather and hot ladies here. However, the service sucked and i just got here after my awesome experience at Russian River. To me, the beer sucked here, maybe because I had just come from RR. however, this beer pours deep brown with a small tan head. nose is nutty unrefined husks musty lite grains lite piney hops and un balanced. lots of dark malts piney hops and some medicinal qualities. man, this beer sucks compared to RR