blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap, tangerine color, nice grapefruit aroma, flavors of apricot and grapefruits, very nice body and and finish that is not too bitter
Nik925 (725) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Definably a DIPA but with minimal smell. Its dark and got plenty of alcohol hidden behind it 90 %effectively. malty but balanced excellence
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Real Ale 08. Pours orange with a bright white head. Nose is hoppy with big resin. Taste is sweet and nice. Good DIPA.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a pint at PP Carlsbad during lunch. Wow. Incredible nose pounding hop aroma. It is really wonderful to smell this during the hop shortage. Possibly because of the craft brewers conference here, possibly because it is always wonderful. In either case, Iím happy. Grassy, green, a bit of grapefruit hops, but not overly bitter. Easy to drink. Light amber color. Leans a hair sweet. Wonderful!
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour with small off-white head. Big hoppy grapefruit nose. Flavor was all hops at first with a touch of sweet malt, almost like a drop of honey towards the finish. Really didnít notice the high alcohol, didnít get that normal burn in the throat.
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
If you like Double IPAís (which I do) this one is certainly a winner. Had it on location in San Celemente.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, skunky dank pot, and citrus hops. Flavor malty, citrus, and a dank pot finish.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap at the source, PPSC. Pours a burnt orange color with a moderate semi-sticky white head, nice lace. Smells good. Smells sweet hoppy with just a little grassy citrus towards the finish. Taste is sweet hops up front, and then bitter, grassy through the middle. Grassy and a bit citrusy on the finish. Pretty bitter. Somewhat syrupy with good carbonation.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ OíBrienís. Pours clear darker gold with a frothy white head. Tangy aroma of pine, lemon peel, grapefruit, and grass. Sharp, biting taste. More grapefruit and fresh pine sap, with oranges, pepper, and apricot flavors. No real malt flavors to speak of, but as IIPAís go, was not out fo balance. Loved it.
DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Copper, small head. Rig, rough, biting hops. Citrus, bitter tropical fruit rind, alcohol. Not the most balanced to me...a hearty finish.