hoppyhead12 (12) - Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden pale color, with immediate aroma of grassy hops, with notes of citrus. Slight head with good lacing, first sip is a blast of resiny hops all over palate. Hop-tastic!
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy copper color with a decent off white head. The nose is mostly citrusy hops. The flavor has a sweet maltiness up front. Lighter pine and citrus in the back. Missing any kind of big hop punch. Seems like just a pale ale to me, with double the alcohol mind you.
CpyNPrnT (58) - Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Great appearance, no balance, bland taste, so-so aroma of hops. Tastes of caramel, overwhelming. Would not recommend.
Sathorael (135) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium amber / mahogany with tall off white head and decent lacing. Aromas of toffee, a little caramel, biscuit, pine, grass cutting, and a slightly vegetal hop character. Taste starts as rich toffee and subtle biscuit and moves into a bright piney hop character with subtle hints of lawnmower trimmings and a bit of woodiness. Finish has a slight alcohol warming with a medium bitter acidity. Hops seem to combat with the malts and alcohol a bit. I would have probably gone with different hop line up.
alecanaya (19) - Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flavorful and rich. Nice malt notes that overpowered a bit the hoppiness that I expect in an IPA, but balanced overall. I would definitely give it another try... time and again
jimmie65 (319) - Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Iím a big fan of IPAs and Left Coast, but just donít care for this beer.
Itís very one-note - just hops and nothing else.
Slightly cloudy pour. Aroma is lots of pine, a little citrus. Flavor is an over-poweringly resin. Very dry finish.
Rrauth (909) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Seems very hot for some odd reason. Does start sweet and finishes pungent. Not crisp. Something off. Maybe old
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Funkatrocious (54) - - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank at Jasmines in Costa Mesa. Amber pour from bottle with moderate white head. Slightly sweet with a clean bitter finish. Not too shabby
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JHeath99 (308) - - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours transparent amber with off white head. Aroma of oranges and floral hops. Taste of pleasant bitterness mixed with citrus.
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Maxís. Pours clear amber with creamy white head. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, biscuit and cookie malts, light toast, and oranges. Flavor is dry malt base quickly followed by floral hop bitterness, some caramel sweetness, and light fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
GriffDaddy (35) - - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeesh, nothing subtle about this one. Lighter pour than expected, pine aroma from beginning to end. Hop forward, more pine, resinous, oily mouthfeel with that pine tree smell all over the place. If I was in the mood for hop overload this would deliver. Very bitter but not over the top, crisp with modest malt balance. Better than expected for a double IPA that is trying to stand out. More enjoyable than a lot of HOP BOMB type beers for a hint of restraint. Just a hint.
Would I drink again? yes.
Would I order again? maybe.