mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap PP Carlsbad. Wow, Hops, hops, and more hops. This one came close to knocking me off my feet, thank goodness I was sitting down. A delicious DIPA. Worth the trip to Carlsbad.
Zymurgeist2 (1157) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Explosion if tropical fruit and citrus with a moderate woody aspect. Slight hazy dark orange with full white head. Taste is strong citrus, orange with forest floor and pine. Bread and slight caramel in moderate amounts balance the beer well. Wonderful.
joeneugs (3686) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Baron. It pours a golden orange color with an off white head. The aroma is dank and bready with some orange and a little cookie-like malt. The flavor is spicy/floral hops with some cookie, light caramel, dank, citrus and pine. Pretty enjoyable and great hop character, but a little too heavy on the palate.
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 11/12/11 on draft at the Three Floyds Anniversary party. Pours clear bright orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to a thin collar of lace. The nose is hoppy resin with a ton of citrus and some caramel malt. The flavor is tropical fruit, dank resin hops, citrus peel, and caramel. The body is medium and oily with tons of resin bitterness and tropical fruit hops.
Broncowaldon (72) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome IPA pine herbal aroma, golden color some what cloudy, wonderful mango pine needle hop flavor! Another great one from this brewery.
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"a bigger body than their regular ipa and black ipa...otherwise both of those beers are better. maybe a different hop profile, or maybe the hops in this beer had to battle the malt too much. quite good, but not quite great!"
BeerSavedlives (1) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
After reading some of these comments I found a surprising amount of disparities. Poor Man’s has been a great double IPA for years. However; the English will find it hoppy and the east side of the US will not like the malt character. This is a legitimate west coast 2x IPA, honey color, high gravity, light body and grape-fruity! It’s as bitter as someone that you left at prom and just as amazing. Get a few
Theydon_Bois (10587) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Pizza Port Carlsbad, 21/04/14.
Clear golden with a moderate off white swirl which emulates a map of Africa.
Nose is bitter grapefruit, citric pithdom, straw, lemon rind, hops, pine.
Taste comprises sharp grapefruit, mineral bite, pine resin, orange pith, straw, mandarin.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close.
Decent approachable DIPA, the 10% doesn’t really make its presence known!
FiremanChris (15) - - APR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
64oz growler from Pizza Port Carlsbad pours a clear honey color. Aroma is similar to PtE. Up front dank hops, resinous pine, with tropical fruits shining through. Pineapple, ripe orange, grapefruit. Some peach and apricot notes. First sip smacks you with hop bitterness followed by grapefruit rind, sweet tropical fruits with a solid malt backbone and lingering bitterness on the palate. A tinge of booziness but not overwhelming. Overall a solid west coast DIPA and the closest thing to PtE that Ive had. This really is the Poorman’s PtE with Pliney having a superior aroma and all around more well balanced but this is not too far off.
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Pizza Port, Carlsbad. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy pine apple aroma, mango, grapes, citrus, lemonpeels, grassy, caramel, passion fruit, oranges, some pine. Hoppy pine flavor, grassy, oranges, citrus, lemonpeels, floral, pine apples, mango, nice bitterness. Citrus and pine apple finish. Very good.
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap somewhere, no idea where. Pours a clear light red with khaki head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit and orange. Tons pf citrus, really awesome. Minimal malts. Had next to PtE, thought it was awesome still.