Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Oggi’s Carmel Mountain. Huge, sticky, massive hop bomb. I had three of these and I was nearly retarded. It’s been awhile since I have had an Oggi’s beer that impressed me. The Carmel Mtn location is doing lots of cool things. I hope they keep it up.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Carmel Mountain Ranch location. Joe, the brewer there, was going to make a batch of Hop Juice, but got carried away. It ended up too big for an IPA, so he called it Ananymous, to go along with his Hopaholic. The beer is solid amber with a super thick, long lasting head and lace that destroys Tokyo and the glass. Sweet and bitter hop nose. More bitter than sweet on the palate. Lots of bitterness and bisquit. As it warms the sweetness grows in the front. It’s all bitter in the back.