DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very strong double IPA on tap at Daily Pint, shared with GT2, definitely an amber hue, 8.3%, nice head, overall decent.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Daily Pint. Thanks to Dedicatedtofun! Full haze red pour. Thicker white head with thick, complete lacing. Nose is mild vegetal, detergent, fresh strawberry, dusty. Taste is massively bitter, dusty, astringent, nutty, abrasive. Long, chemical palate. Harsh and abrasive.
ACHops (475) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from a 7-Eleven in Carlsbad. Excited to try something from a brewery that I honestly hadn’t heard of before. Pours medium dull copper with a thin lacey head. Aroma is thin caramel malt and faint herby hops. Taste is big bready caramel malt that is oddly not sweet at all. Very bitter finish with only a little hop flavor - hints of earthy grass. Definitely one of the maltier DIPAs I’ve had. Some good elements here, but lacking the balance and highlights of the better ones.
daleharshman (829) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First rating for this local brewery (is this the only bottle they have produced?). Bomber purchased at Major Market in Escondido ($7.99). Pours a slightly hazy amber-sunset orange hue with a finger and a half of frothy off-white foam. Aroma somewhat on the weak side with notes of sweet citrus, wet grains, light pine, and some caramel. Flavor of earthy-herby-spicy hops, pine sap, chewy barley, and some notes of brewed iced black tea. For the strong malt presence in this, it is actually quite bitter. A passable DIPA...excited to get the bottle, but might like to try this on draft for comparison. (17, 793)
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper coloured body with a thin off-white head and a nice bronze glow. Aroma of metal, light malt, a lot of hops and even more alcohol. Medium-bodied; Deep metallic and pungent bitterness from alcohol and hops with a good deep resinous flavour and quite a bit of metal. Aftertaste shows tons of alcohol, a lot of hops, metal and a bit of earth. Overall, a strong and robust beer with metallic notes more than hops and perhaps too deep and pungent in flavour. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Texas Liqour in Carlsbad, California on 19-March-2013 for US8.99 sampled at home in Washington after returning from Alaska on 27-May-2013.
ben4321 (3354) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 5/21/13
Aroma: The nose is sweet, with orange, grapefruit, caramel, and some booze
Appearance: It pours a reddish-orange color with a small, bubbly beige head and sticky lace
Flavor: The taste is sweet and boozy up-front with a fairly bitter finish to it
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it is sticky on the mouth, with a lengthy, astringent finish
I thought this was an alirght beer, but it wasn’t much of a Double IPA. It just lacks the hop profile of the best examples of the style. This wasn’t a favorite for me.
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle to aroma to palate to taste to finish, this brew is world class. Grassy pine citrus aroma. Firm crisp palate, hoppy bitterness with a great malt balance. Finishes crisp and hop floral notes carry through and leads you to drink more. Classic!
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in color with a white head. Nose is sweet orange with some grapefruit. A weird hint of banana, some pine, grass, and sweet caramel. Decent citrus flavor, mild bitterness, caramel, and light pine. Orange and grapefruit, grass, and some toasted bread.
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz draft. Poured a clear golden amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was citrus notes, pale malt character. Flavor was nice, citrus notes, touch of caramel. Really drinkable. Pretty enjoyable. Alcohol very well hidden in this brew.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a nice amber color with a dense off white head. The nose has some off notes of fusels and paint thinner with a heavy pine aroma. The flavor is all alcohol and bitterness, and not bitter in a good way. Almost aspirin like bitterness clings to your tongue for far too long. I took three sips of this one and could not make it any further. Drain poured it.