joeneugs (4305) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at PP San Clemente. It pours orange with an off white head. The aroma is piney with tropical tones. A little grapefruit. This smells fresh. The flavor is dryer and grainier than expected. There’s some potent piney bitterness and some caramel malt and doughiness in the finish. A surprisingly malty IIPA.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG 2010, draught at Brasserie 4:20
Cloudy amber color; big creamy head. Aroma of fruity hops and creamy malts, mild piney resins, light sweat. Bold body; sweet caramel and toffee flavor, lightly buttery and creamy, with very strong hopping, a lot of mellow resins, limited fruitniess. Bold and mouthfilling, not remarkably fresh.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, orange, papaya, and caramel. Flavor of pineapple, caramel malt, citrus, and pine with a bitter finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2010. Pours a medium golden copper with a very sticky nice white head. Aroma is grapefruit, full of citrus hops, low cara malts, just crackery, toast, big citrus, orange oils, some dankness, and pine sap. Flavor is full on grapefruit, and tropical notes, orange, pear, dank, pine and mint. Finish is very bitter but also very dry. Very good overall, but the oily resinous very marijuana like character of Cho Saiko made that one a bit more unique to me. Still this is awesome.
nickd717 (3671) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this 2010 GABF gold medal winner, and I must say I’m not too surprised that it won. Why? Because it’s a really good tick - I mean beer. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a substantial lacey white head. The aroma is a big hop blast of grapefruit and pine, along with a little sweet pale malt to back it up. Very west coast style. The flavor has a little pale and caramel malt sweetness, but besides that it’s all about the hops. Brutal grapefruit, pine, apricot, and resin. Tasty stuff. Medium-full bodied but not syrupy with medium-high carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel. Great DIPA overall.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the source, a week after it wins gold at GABF. Pours with a hazed golden body with a large tan head that stays and leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus hops that abound, with a light caramel sweetness. Really clean. Taste is dry, floral, citrus, tropical fruits. Lively bubbles, well attenuated with a lasting bitterness. A classic DIPA from a brewpub chain that can do them well. Congrats Noah.
JohnnyJ (4951) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at PP San Clemente. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber, white head. Grapefruit, bready malt, citrusy hops, kinda earthy. It’s alright, but not the greatest IIPA option.
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with a medium to large beige head. Hoppy aroma with pine, grapefruits, lemons and malty notes. Hoppy flavour with grapefruits, pine and lemons. Not the freshest of hops and they came out dusty. Nice though.
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a lasting tan head. Huge peach and apricot hop aroma with a touch of alcohol. Sweet fruity flavour with peach and a little toffee malt. Rather bitter
Dogbrick (9651) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear bright orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Floral hops and sweet malt in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has floral and citrus notes. Sweet caramel malt in the background as well. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Pretty good IIPA overall.