SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Toronado. Tried side-by-side with Younger and Expo, and this was actually my favorite of the three. Just a perfectly balanced hop bomb of an IPA with tons of dank and fruity hops balanced by a big but not overly crystal or sweet malt character. Lingering but pleasant bitterness. Awesome stuff.
TimE (4834) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden amber color. Tons of crystal Malts and soft fuggle hops
Full bodied. Rich moderately biter finish. Excellent. I love everything about this beer.
Goodgrief (1972) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ocean Beach. 9 oz pour. Dirty golden color, smallish head and a little lacing. Huge grapefruit and pine resin flavors. Sticky on the tongue...really sticky and thick. I bet I could cut it with a knife. Fairly well carbonated, so not cloying...but pushing it. Good, but not great.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Port O.B.: Pale amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is herbal and hoppy. Flavor starts light citrus and tropical fruit sweet followed by lots of grapefruit bitterness and a lingering, dry, piney finish. Medium body is sticky with lively carbonation.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Pizza Port OB several times. Pours a mostly clear golden orange with a frothy off white head. Big citrus hop nose with a touch of spice and pine. Medium sticky on the palate. A damn good IIPA.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at O’briens. Had this right after a PTY. Oh my! Nickel bag comes up and bites you in the back of the toungue and lingers and lingers and lingers hops. How much hops was used to make this? I like it. If you like extremly hopped beers this is for you. I really liked it. Glad I had this after PTY or else PTY would have tasted like water.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Big pine citrus and marijuana aroma and taste with a straw and bitter finish.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge tropical fruit aroma, mostly mango. This stuff is almost thick. Huge, intense, fruity west coast hops leave a tingly sensation on the tongue and a lingering, piney finish. Very nice.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at PPOB. Bright orange, small head. Nose is hoppy goodness full of resin and citrus. Flavor is high hop bitterness and flavor throughout with a firm bread malt backbone, big orange tones, finishes bitter. Thick and sticky texture with prickly carbonation. Super fresh and delicious DIPA in the San Diego style!
Ratman197 (12806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of skunk bud, cattiness, biscuit, light pine and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, grapefruit and light skunk bud with a smooth dry lingering bitter pine finish.