highibus (752) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Plaza Liquors. Pours a clear copper color with fluffy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is nice and fruity and spicy. Tingles the tongue with itís high hop presence. Flavor is slightly sweet yet nice dry finish. Herbal hops and bitter hops. Nice 2 ipa. Pretty standard with many of the other. A good beer.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extra thick and hazy amber pour, small head. Big citrus aroma, grapefruit and orange, with a musty caramel and alcohol. Quite bitter and alcoholic. Decent hop flavor, again with some orange, and a multi vitamin note. Not bad but my bottle lacks brightness of flavor and is too hot and bitter.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy shade of amber with lacing, fluffy, off white head. Very complex nose with notes of pineapple, citrus, and pine. Clean and fresh mouth-feel with a bitter finish. notable mandarin orange flavor on the finish!
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma, citrus, oranges, floral and pine notes. Flavor, caramel, graham cracker, citrus floral, kinda sweet oranges on the finish, nice bitterness.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber....pourad a hazy orange brown with a thin level of slightly off-white head.....assertive aromas of citrus fruits, primarily orange/tangerine marching side by side good level of caramel malt. little to no pine in the nose....that changes however in the flavor as the pine and bitter astrigency take hold to the point that it becomes overbearing. those who enjoy their dipas bitter may take favor to this but it made it difficult to go down for me.....
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Labeled as Left Coast Hop Juice. Great burnt orange color with a big off white head. Aroma is a nice blend of citrus, pine, and caramel malt. Big thick mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. The taste follows the aroma and has a good balance--but is definitely hop forward. Great bitter hop kick in the finish.
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to cbkschubert for this one. Pours turbid orangy coppery with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma is bready caramel malt, tangerine, pineapple, mango, black pepper, some spicy funky. It tastes somewhat dry, very sticky, with bready caramel malt, tons of hops, tangerine, pineapple, some spicy notes, and some ending flowery notes. Very good.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, no date. My label also claims 9.4% ABV. Clear medium orange with a one finger slightly yellow orange white head, somewhat creamy but didnít stick around terribly long. The first whiffs bring about pineapple juice (I donít think Iíve ever gotten pineapple juice in a beer before) and some grainy caramel malts. A bit of nondescript citrus is also present. Flavor is dirty, herbal, with some abrasive ethanol. There are still some citrus hops, but those first things take over and crap out the flavor. Herbal is usually not bad, but here it doesnít fly--maybe itís more green weeds than an herbal character. Bitterness peaks at a 6. Low carbonation with a full body. Not a fan.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle labelled as Left Coast Hop Juice Double IPA. The ABV is listed as 9.4% on the bottle. Pours a hazy orange gold with a moderate yellow/white head that lasted until about mid-glass. Very nice hoppy citrus aroma of lemons and grapefruit with some pine notes as well. The flavor was dominated more by the pine than the citrus with some caramel malt lingering in the background. Dry and bitter at the finish - a bit excessive for my tastes.
Pailhead (5430) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap: Big citrusy hopped aroma with light caramel, alcohol, and a hint of pineapple. Itís a transparent amber with a small white head that lasts a minute before fading to a film that leaves behind thin webbing for lacing. Strong citrus hop flavor right from the start. Mild caramel and fruit in the background. Light alcohol in the finish. Medium-full bodied with a slight syrupy texture with mild carbonation.