BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2011 GABF 2009 and again at Oggi’s Point Loma. Pours clear light yellow with a small, fizzy white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, cereal), heavy hop (flowers, grass, pine, resin), average yeast (sweat) with notes of pear, peach, honey, and apricot. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness. This beer is a bit boozy.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear, deep yellow ale with a small, fat-bubbled, creamy, white head. Good retention. The nose is a fruity swirl of grapefruit, apricot, peach, guava and a sprig of pine. Full-bodied and creamy with spent carbonation. The flavor offers nice malts – honey and toffee. The hops seem more aromatic than bitter. Finishes bittersweet and nearly balanced – a little more sweet than bitter. Bottle courtesy of mashmaster!
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the January ’10 Metro Detroit tasting. Thanks to whoever brought this! Poured a clear light orange with a yellow tint and minimal head. Aroma was full of hops, both pine and citrus notes present. Flavor began with citrus hops, then transitioned in to a nice pine finish.
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is strong, a deep, yet sweet molasses. Akin to Tower 10 I’d say. Color is copper all the way, slightly cloudy. Getting a lot of caramel and booze. The hops are apparent as well, but the bitterness is almost masked by the strength of the syrupy alcohol. Not getting much by way of florals or citrus, rather I’m smelling and tasting resin and sugar. For me, the Imperial mold has been broken by Pliny the Younger. If Russian River can make 11% abv taste so damn good, Left Coast could have made this brew a bit more enjoyable.
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-man, this was not one of the best DIPA’s i have had for sure-pours deep copper hue with a small slightly off-white soapy head with some lacing. somewhat oxidized citrus nose-sweet tangerine dominates with some aged malt. piney and sweet malt flavors dominate with a little pine but long sweet finish. not the most complex of this style for sure. really nothing special, but glad i got to try it-this beer had huge hype about 5 yrs ago but this shows that it was nothing. apple flavors in the finish show that this maybe infected.
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.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep yellow with a small but creamy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, apricot, peach, and all super sticky piney. Flavor is honey and sticky chewy pine resin almost dark candy like. A little too sweet for my likings... but definitely deserves its name.
vtafro (2784) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Orange pour with tan head. Grassy, citrus and some pine aroma. Flavor is citrus, pine, and some sweet malt tones. A touch of oxidation?
Sigmund (4932) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle, as Left Coast’s Hop Juice Double IPA, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.4%. Deep golden to orange colour, moderate white head. Strong aroma of fruity and resinous hops, notes of orange marmalade. The medium sweet flavour has intense hops from start to finish, as expected. Notes of resin, pine needles and bitter oranges. Bitter and sharp aftertaste, of course - and the alcohol is not well hidden.
Marvid (45) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold/orange colour with small head. Nice typical citrus smell with some caramel. The taste is alot of hops and well balanced bitterness.