Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfection in a Double IPA. Pure copper @ lovibond 10, thick fluffy white head, perfect lacing. Thick piney resinous aromatics in the nose. Huge malty backbone in flavor enters a spectrum of hop flavors accentuated by pine and citrus. Not excessively bitter, full of flavor and finishes with a mildly alcoholic bite. Its medium to full on the palate, chewy and is slightly sticky. I loved it so much I got a keg.
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is so unique. My goodness, I picked up sweet candied grapefruit cake in the aroma and flavor. Also candied oranges! Wow! I have never experianced a beer like this ever. It’s so fun to drink and evaluate. It poured a beautiful hazy dark gold. With a nice medium off white head that sticks around with some nice lace. The nose is so stong with candied grapefruit. In the flavor is very nice with bitterness and candied resinous hop grapefruit. The mouthfeel is smooth and a dry finish. So much fun to drink.
ghawener (1467) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 31, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: A great DIPA, floral, citrus leaning towards orange, honey and piney resin notes. Lo siento Ramenen, no me aguanté y me la tomé. Te llevo otras para compensar! Food Pairing: Enjoy by itself, it’s food enough.
ragarazor (3) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible hop aroma and taste perfectly balanced with sweet malts. The mix of the two makes the name Hop Juice quite appropriate.
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Rating Number 1000
I love this beer. I wonder if I could marry it?
On tap @ Oggis Santee. Pours a clear gold with off white head and white foam lacing. The aroma is both sweet caramelized malts and freshly picked citrus hops. Wow, I mean wow! The taste starts off sweet and chewy to almost sticky malt goodness before the hops enter with a smooth blend of grapefruit hop bitterness, hints of floral hops and pine hop bitterness. Then I get a nice late addition hop sweet orange juice flavor mixing wonderfully with the malts. The malts also bring forth mild caramel candy goodness and toffee. This beer is big hops backed up by wonderfully rich and varied maltiness. The late addition hops and hop complexity really work for me. The flavor is near perfect. There is a slightly buttery – breadiness that adds an extra level of flavor that really complements the experience. A bit bigger aroma and this would be my number one beer. Why can’t this beer be something I can quaff just down the street like the way the San Diego crew has it? I should move.
onceblind (4287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Copper/golden under a rocky and persistent white head. Aroma is sensuously hoppy. The nose is picking up a lot of grapefruit, mango, lemongrass, tangerine, and a firm caramalt undertone bringing lots of candy sweetness to the tropical hop aroma party. Flavor starts sweet and caramelly with a small but deliciously noticeable toffee tone, but subtly melds into a lemon and grapefruit zest, accompanied by mango and mellon tropical hop flavors, with a grapefruit-rind bitterness that’s big but tolerable. Exceptional DIPA, definitive of its style
commonshawn (399) - - MAR 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at devils advocate. Clear Orange in triple karmekit glass. Head is short lasting. Some fruity smell but very nice. Very clean taste throughout. Alcohol is hidden well. Crisp finish with the right amount of bitterness. Well done.
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This simply kicked ass. One of the better Double IPA’s I had in San Diego. A very strong citrus and alcohol nose. Extremely bitter and lemoney with a huge dose of pine. This one was very complex and a treat for the hopheads. Oh yeah!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely crimson/peach coloring, transparent, pleasing to the eye, with a flush head, thick, proud, and creamy, very inviting, I’m going in...
ahhh, big, fresh citric hops...WOW! Melon, and grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, a bit of mango and even guava, what the hey! Mmmm, this is nice!
On the palate, in the mouth, it’s a melange of bitterness, juicyness, extravagant hoppitude...I’ll take it slow for more quiet consideration...Big bitter hoppiness, but well matched by luscious, thick, sweet malt. This is a well-put-together product, and other opinions I’ve scanned regarding any lack of balance are without merit, by my eye. You want a really hoppy, really juicy, spicy IPA, but with sufficient malt to back it up, further aiding the flavor? This is that! Hey, it even reminds me of Masala Mama, and that’s saying something!
This is very nice, and gets better with every sip and swallow, has a bright, coppery feel, replete with fruity, hoppiness that pleases my tongue to no end!
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 12, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2008 On tap @Toronado... WOW! Nice copper color. Aroma is hops pine and citrus. Over the top hop flavor with a good malt presence. An outstanding beer!