Gmku (293) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Up there with the best of the double IPAs, in my book, although it does tend sometimes to seem a little too harsh for my tastes.
DylansDad (290) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The warm alcohol finish tends to blow any subtleties out of the water, but this was a very enjoyable pint of goodness.
BobbyAnalog (289) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A heartless mash of hops, hops and more hops. This double IPA hammers down lots of bitterness and, like many of its contemporaries, provides a floral aroma with the bite of smelling salt. Hop Juice’s flavor isn’t quite as exagerrated as it professes to be on the bottle, but it is, above all else, an acceptable brew. The mouthfeel isn’t as velvety as I’d expect from the ingredients, and the complexity is stunted in comparison to other, more drinkable, double IPAs. This one is just alright.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is one of my favorites (although i do love hops, so its not big surprise at all). The flavor is hoppy and piney with hints of fruits (grapefruit) in the undertone and aroma. It has a nice golden/orangish color and goes down very easy.
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on tap at Najas Place in Redondo Beach. This ripped my fucking face off. I had to go home and drink a Bud Light because my palate was so fucked. I loved it!
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an earthy brown with a white/brown head. Nose is bitter hops with some pine. Nice toasted malt start. Full body. Moves to a disappointing hop finish. Very bitter with little appreciable layers. Overwhelms the taste buds with underwhelming taste.
djroehler (277) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is hazy reddish orange, with a thin white head that disappears. Grapefruit, orange, apricot, pine, lemon aroma. Starts citrus sweet, mango, melon, with viney grass, bitterness and sweet malt move in, and finishes with grassy hops.
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear burned orange/apricot with minimal soapy off white head. Smells of piney hops, bready and a sweet malt. Tastes of bittering hops with a sweet balancing malt profile then a bready/tea like bitter lingering finish. Medium and refreshing in the mouth with good carbonation. Big beer but very drinkable. A west coast DIPA for sure.
Swolf3 (261) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Hophead22, Cheers. Poured nice golden orange with not much head. Aroma was citrus, caramel, pine, and a little musty. Taste was hops, citrus, caramel, pine, and and very bitter. The bitterness makes this brew off balanced and not very enjoyable.
Nero55 (256) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale copper with small white head. Aroma of floral and pine hops. Medium body with slight malt sweetness upfront with some notes of nuttiness and a a piney hop finish.