nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GABF 2009. Clear copper color with a large billowy white head and good lacing. Aroma is lots of citrusy and piney hops, as well as some sweet malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel and pale malt and a blast of intense fresh citrus and pine hops. Body is medium and palate is smooth with average carbonation and some hop oils. Very good DIPA overall.
thome50 (751) - Boringville aka Irvine, 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 (14720) - 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 (4806) - 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 (2046) - 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 (1998) - 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 (3809) - 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
chef201atc (261) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clear deep amber color. Thin layer of white bubbles. Somewhat subdued hop nose. Nice flavor, not too sweet as some DIPA’s tend to be.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich gold apricot colored pour. Citrus hop aroma galore. Earthy wonderful hops!! Nice fruity, bitter, caramel hops. Oh yeah.