TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by nightrider. Thanks! Pours a glowing golden pour, good glow, touch of haze, a bit darker with a bigger frothy whitish head that remains a frothy thicker layer, laces well. Aromas are a nice grass and floral feel, citrusy Amarillo hops with some gumball, lemons, grapefruit. Touches of bubblegum, bread, and some sweeter malts. Dry florals, oranges. Sweeter hop nose. Initial is medium bodied, an even keeled fruity hop essence, lemons and oranges, grapefruit and gumballs. Some good lemons, bread dough, pale malts, and vibrant Amarillo hops, fruity with earthy weeds and florals. Moderate bitterness, flavorful hops though. Finish dries out a bit more with some good bitter hops, lemons, dry florals. Mmmm. Not the most in your face hop bomb, but a big fruity hop feel and a touch more dryness than normal. Pretty nice.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Double IPA fest sample very delicious. Has everything I like in a double. So creamy, bitter, sweet and balanced. Delicious and dangerously drinkable.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the 2009 AZ Strong Beer Fest on February 28th. Possibly best of the fest. Aroma and flavor are all hops, all the time. Amazing stuff. I enjoyed several samples!
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled @ 9th AZ Strong Beer Festival. Aroma fist thing I said was wow. Lights up the nose. Bright gold body with white head. Like the aroma the dry resin pine is mixed with some citrus for a good combination. My favorite beer of the day for me.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2011 On tap @ AZ Strong Beer Festival. SHOW STOPPER...went back for 3rd’s!!! AZ sunset pour, with a vibrant metallic pour (combinations of brass, copper, and 24 karat gold) and a small ivory head. One of the most incredible aromas I’ve experienced; pronounced lemongrass, red ripe grapefruit, tangerine, and evergreen. Flavor is like stuffing your cheeks like a chipmunk with hops and chomping down. Oily, chewy, assertive: DELICIOUS!!! This is definitely one of the best!!! BUMP!!!
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 On tap at the AZ Strong Beer fest. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. The nose is all fresh citrus hops. The taste is grapefruit, orange peel, unripe tangerine and a dry resin finish. Medium creamy body. Hop bomb delicious – right up there with Masala Mama, Younger, and the rest of the epic IPA/DIPA in my opinion.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at az strong beer fest. Pours a nice hazy brownish orange with a white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, pine. Flavor is uber-hoppy, citrusy, fresh hop, grapefruit goodness. Awesome DIPA.
BoozieSusie (15) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell and taste dominated by hops. Delicious. Slightly on the sweet side, but still well balanced. A bit typical as a Pizza Port super hoppy beer.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy brown hued gold with a full white head. Nose has a nice pine hop punch to it with some grapefruit. Flavors are a crisp hop with well focused pine resin flavors. Not to sweet like a lot of DIPAs lean towards. Mouth is full with a very long bitter dry finish. Excellent example!
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grass, orange and toast nose. Light body, deep golden color. Flavor very similar to nose, maybe more orange and slight grapefruit. Dry finish, very bitter finish.