Barreras (969) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light copper color with a floral aroma. Taste is clean and pinesy with a good golden malt flavor. The hops flavor is minimal, mild and dissipates quickly. A good Double IPA but surprisingly not as hoppy as I expected.
Gerbeer (1736) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a copper color with light head. Aromas of malt extract and toffee. Flavors are similar with the addition of oranges and grass. Chewy. Late breaking bitterness
tiong (3724) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, California
Pours orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of hops, grass, caramely malts, pine and citrus. Taste is smooth, malty and sweetish with some citrus, frassy hops, pine and resin. Finish is sweet, sticky and resinous with lingering bitterness and grassy notes. Okay.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden, maybe with a slightly darker hue, under a thin sticky foamy head. Big earthy hop nose with big grassy and leafy resins. Tastes really balanced with some big leafy hops and earthy blonde malts with some earthy bitterness. A little bitterness and a touch of lemongrass and a quiet malt finish.
Jimthechap (1620) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My grateful thanks to Rose Lu, who brought this beer from the land of its nativity all the way to Christchurch, NZ for me. Little old me. She’s a sweety.
Anyway, this beer looks, smelled and seemed to be just the archetypal double IPA. It looked orange-copper with a persistent cream coloured head that left good lace down the side of the glass. It had classic American hoppiness of spruce resin, redwood bark and herbal hops. Alongside this was gorgeous dessert maltiness. The flavours were similar with a malt driven body. I am surprised at the balance of this beer, the sexy, silky body and the tangy citrus that carries the finish long after the beer has left my mouth. What a treat. Just gorgeous.
Thanks Rose. X
pictoman (485) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Clear, subtle haze, orangey yellow with white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and very mild skunk. Dry, citrusy taste of orange and resin. Caramel malt is mostly hidden in the background. Medium body.
Cristobal37 (263) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A brutal Ipa full of bitter hops. Bold and murderous. Paired well with salsa and chips.
rproff78 (83) - - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great double IPA!! Must try! Great aroma and taste! Ninkasi continues to make great beers!
Pizz5116 (56) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden amber color. Aroma is pine resin, citrus hops, grapefruit and some caramel, Taste is medium bitter with citrus hops aand a light sweetness from caramel. Average carbonation with a slight bitter finish.
Ed5388 (2045) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared by Pizz5116. Drank with the guys after work. Thanks bro! Pours a really hazy orangish/straw color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of strong grapefruit, orange, citrus skins, and caramel malt. Taste is also of strong grapefruit and citrus zest up front, followed by caramel malt, grass, and some pine. Some warming alcohol burn also comes through in the finish as well.