harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz prelude to some cali funk to put me into another day yes. very sweet and hoppy very ipish a tad alcoholic, a bit very hoppy and dry, yet refreshing piney yes but still like a drying experience with every taste which is bothersome a bit. not enough malt o deal with all the hops in this bottle is what I am coming to the conclusion of.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a delicious hoppy beer with a great orange color and a small head. The taste is fruity and hoppy without going overboard on either. It’s a very full beer that is very enjoyable through-out the entire glass.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
best imp/ dub ipa ever. its perfect. it taste better than the brown eye of a white girl. mmmm mmm good. resiny hoppy sweet beautiful sexin the mouth
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA. I have had some negative experiences with Port IPAs in the past, but this is a stupid good beer that completely overshadows any other experiences I have had with them. Get this now.
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2010 Re-rating 5/28/10: Bottle. Powerhouse aroma of pine, grass, flowers, honey, mint. As opposed to my first go-round with this beer, this is a delightful and memorable olfactory experience. Where I didn’t taste maltiness last time, I do, a deep honeylike undercurrent - there is so much going on here. Verrrry bitter, yet very sweet at the same time. I sure am glad I picked up another bottle.
Old rating: To say "I expected this to be better" is to ignore the fact that it is an excellent beer. But I prefer the Shark Attack quite a bit. Not enough balance for me, just a hair too little maltiness to counter the hops. In a competitive double-IPA market, there are quite a few I like just as much or more.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured light orange. Nose was citrus, grapefruit, pine, sweet orange, and some honey. The flavor was sweet malt, pine, caramel, grapefruit, orange, and big on hops. A very delicious aftertaste as well. The bitterness of the hops is well balanced by the sweet malt. A delicious brew.
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops dominate, as expected. Nice golden color, very assertive with good malt backbone to balance the wonderful hop flavor. An amazingly good IPA and great after a day at the beach.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrusy, pleasent. Pours orangish copper. Flavor is good, nice and well rounded. Medium body. Pretty good, not the best, but definitely worth drinking.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy amber with a white head that dissapears rather quickly. Aromas of sweet grapefruit, caramel, and pine. Cirtrus grapefruit follwed by caramel, slight alcohol, and a bitter finish. Mighty fine.
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy burned amber with a finger of white head that dies down slowly and laces beautifully. Smells of gigantic hops, citrus, rind that all blasts your smelling senses away. DIPA....yesssir! Throws flavors at you from everywhere. Citrus, malt, sweets and HUGE pine HOPS! Feels medium in the mouth and finishes deliciously dry and bitter from the hops. 10% abv?? You have to be kidding. This brew drinks like a single IPA at most and is a must try for any hoploving BA, multiple times!