sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger white head. Instant Pine and Hops aroma with undertones of citrus. Flavor is pretty damn hoppy but is matched well with the citrus notes. Nice bitter aftertaste. All around, a nice DIPA.
giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an interesting beer. The aroma burns your nostrils with itís overly hoppy aroma, and it appearance is like a horribly brown, protein shake gone bad sort of thing. Thankfully the flavor more then makes up for the strange appearance and aroma that this beer has. There is a malty base that is followed solid hoppy flavor that is strong, but not overpowering. I feel like a chump because I canít name which hops are used on taste like a few people I know, but, I do feel that as a double IPA that this is a solid and good beer that you should try to get your hands on if you can.
virtuosovii (103) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was one of the best beers Iíve had. Has a honey color to it, good lacing lasting head. Smelled like pine and hops. Tasted like hops, pine, citrus, spices, some floral notes. Very delicious. Finished with a pleasant bitterness and the 10% ABV was very well-hidden. Definitely recommend this one
Em (102) - USA - JUN 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy tasting with orange flavors in it. It is also orange in color. Had on tap. A pretty good beer.
thefrutigers (101) - , Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 22oz: Pours orange and cloudy with a medium head that diminished to a thin head, but the thin head remained. Tastes of piney grassy citrusy hops with a sweet almost carmel malt flavor. Mouth was thick with a thin finish. Alcohol well hidden... which is what I love about I/DIPAís. Overall... I canít see how this got bad reviews, perhaps it was improperly stored, but I know most of the reviews are positive. I could totally get this AGAIN! Port Brewing seems to always do a very good job at producing good brews!
MagooinPA (100) - Warminster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No wonder there is a hop shortage. They’re all in this brew. This is not a hop bomb, it is a thermo-nuclear hop bomb! Pours a nice orange color to a tight 2 finger head that laces nicely. A nose of hops and more hops is no surprise. Very bitting citrus + piny taste smashes all other senses. After a while, at the back, there is actually some good malt backbone that stands up to this huge amount of hops. Nice beer and the 10.5% is hidden by the hops overpowering allure. 90 min + Ruination are better choices but this is pretty damn good. I was looking for a hop fix and almost o’d!
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2010 What a great IIPA! Big hop nose filled with grapefruit and pine resin balanced with just a touch of sweet caramel and toasty malt. Copper-golden with a bit of haze and a nice and frothy barely off-white head that lingers nicely and leaves good lacing. Medium sweet caramel malt and medium+ resin and citrus bitterness. Sweet for a second followed by a rush of hops, balancing out in the middle and finishing off into a LONG dry and astringent finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Stoimy texture and a touch of alcohol heat. First time and no way the last...classic brew!
califbeer69 (96) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange. Thick looking, not much of a head even after a vigorus pour. Not a big smell, but a good one, hoppy and citrus. Thick mouthfeel. Bitter hop up front. Nice hoppy citrus bitter brew.
toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of head. Smells like a variety of fruits. I cannot believe this beer is 10% alcohol. It Is hidden better than any beer i have tasted. Goes down like a Flintsone vitamin, full of flavor. IPAís are my favorite and this one is the best!
sistinas (91) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask (!) at Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ. Looked reddish brown in the dark, smelled super hoppy and almost a little... soapy? Tasted... holy moly hoppy, but somehow it wasnít overpowering or excessively bitter like some other beers of the same style Iíve had. Dry, pleasant finish, not too much aftertaste. Very drinkable for how much alcohol is in it. I am still recovering!