badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizza Port. clear golden amber with a fizzy white head. Great grapefruit and pine aroma. Deep rich pine and citrus taste with a good caramel sweetness and a bitter bite.
bu11zeye (12712) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, perfume, spruce, and cereal. Flavor of pine/citrusy hops and caramel malt with a lightly bitter finish.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge piney and citrusy hops on the nose. Pours pale amber. Great hop flavor, piney with some grapefruit. Solid IIPA
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF í07. Pours clear orange with an average, fizzy, white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain, cereal, meal), average hops (perfume, spruce), and average yeast (sweat). Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Mmmmm delicious IPA! One of the best i have had. I could sit around and smell this beer for weeks as the aroma is amazing, very floral hop aroma. Stong bitterness and the ABV is hidden extremely well. This is a must try if you like to taste hops!
fordest (2421) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted during the San Diego Fesival of Beer. One of two favorites of the night. Very citrus and vanilla aromas. Very very hoppy nose. Flavors were classic DIPA. Lots of hops and chewy resin pine flavors. Very good.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Pizza Port - Carlsbad. Pours a bright orange color; light tan head with excellent, fine-bubbled lacing. Crazy intense hop aroma: tons of grassy and piney / citrus hops with a bit of grapefruit tartness; generous nose that you can catch from across the table. Huge, biting hoppiness from the beginning: one of the most intense hop experiences Iíve ever had: tongue-numbing grassy and grapefruit hops with a resiny, wet-hop character that is just fantastic; if thereís a malt core in here, you can barely find it behind the hops; appears at most as a dustiness; just an excellent beer. Lengthy, bitter grapefruit hop and earthy finish.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Carlsbad PP. Huge smack int he face hop explosion. Passion fruit, pineapple, all that stuff. Surprisingly drinkable given the strength.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap 9/17/07 at PP Carlsbad. Amber colored with short lived foam that leaves ok lacing. Big huge hops and octane in the aroma. Flavor is just an obscene beating of alcohol and hops. Itís while Iím drinking this that I come to a conclusion about SD IPA, seems to be that if you just make a strong ass pale ale and dry hop the fuck out of it, the alcohol will help to extract lots of aromatics out the hops without adding very much else. Itís at this exact point that I realize that I may have reached the end of my hop head days. sob. Further tests are scheduled, me hopes this isnít the end.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at PP C-Bad. Big, bold, cloudy, syrup like, chewy, thick, ass kicker of a DIPA. Too much so to really throw down a full pint. Itís possible, oviously, but not very enjoyable. Give me the big boys with the crisp hop blast - ie: Hop 15!