BOLTZ7555 (2852) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ AZ Strong Beer Festival. Quite rose colored, especially compared to Lou P. Lin, with a small eggshell pour. Quite balanced, with a significant amount of caramel (yes, this could be because I just guzzled a hop bomb) along with floral hops. Medium mouthfeel...very solid!!!
mrhoppy (1287) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft in San Clemente. A hazy amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet with a lovely hop note lending the beer grass and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet again with a nice and very fresh hoppy note of grass, grapefruit, pine needles, and spices. Great.
kathouse (1139) - Nevada, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus and caramel aroma is well balanced. Amber with a pretty foam. Body is also balanced with a sweet malt character and smooth hop finish. Very nice.
thome50 (1095) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap in San Clemente. Pours a clear golden to brown not much head. Aroma is earthy and slightly pine forward. Taste is again earthy wet soil and some sweet toffee with loads of piny hop and a bitter finish. Not my favorite dips from San Clemente PP but very much in line with the house hoppy beers here.
anders37 (17917) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Pizza Port San Clemente. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
mcberko (7458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Saraveza’s IIPA Fest, pours a hazy golden / copper with a small white head. Aroma of pungent resinous hops, caramel malt sweetness and some peach-like fruitiness. Flavour of piney and resinous hops, barely enough caramel malt sweetness to back. Very bitter and dry. Shitloads of depth - this is just a hop-barrage. Delicious.
deleuzian (3) - Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at San Clemente. Pours orange with thin head. Good floral hop aroma. Taste is light citrus hops. Another disappointment for PP IPA’s.
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh hoppy aroma. Golden -amber in color with nice head. Quite strong citrus-grapefruity hop dominance in the flavor. A great IPA.
Notes: GABF ’09
SDalkoholic (2185) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Toronado SD: Poured a glowing golden blonde with a thick layer of film for a head. The aroma is dominated with a full aroma of west coast citrus hops. The flavor is overbearing with big fat bite of hops that give off a strong taste of grapefruit and citrus notes that finishes metallic. A true example of what a double IPA should turn out to be.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft, pours amber white head nose is fruity pine grapefruit flavors are dry piney, grassy, grapefruit, tasty