Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yes sir this is a double IPA. Great strong hoppy aroma ... so many I couldn’t come close to telling you what they all were. The flavor was strong hop power with a light, pleasantly sweet follow through. If I were a hop head I would love this beer.
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Enjoyed while on a work trip out to Cali with some colleagues at Congregation Brewpub on September 29. The pour is a dark orangey gold, relatively clear, with a thick white head and a pretty hefty lace left behind. The aroma is bitter citrus for days. There is a ton of pine resin and a light, yet earthy citrus. The flavor is much of the same. The bitterness is resounding. The pine resin and citrus peel work well together. There is a hint of light floral hops and a decent maltiness on the finish. The mouth feel is a little thick and lightly syrupy. There is a brighter carbonation and a lingeringly bitter resin and citrus with a sweetness on the way back. This is a lot better than I was expecting.
Klimaet (1980) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours light hazy amber with a medium white head. Notes of floral hops, grass, citrus, grapefruit, sweeter orange, malt, pine.
MD_Nethercott (2) - Escalon, California, USA - OCT 3, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gorgeous Cooper color with a two finger high tan head, fabulous lacing all the way down the glass. Smells earthy and sweet. Taste of pine, earthy floral citrus, alcohol and ear wax bitter (in a good way!?). Just enough bready malt sweetness to balance it sufficiently.
Slubgob (310) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2016 Bomber into wine glass. Dark tangerine color, no significant head. Slightly sweet nose pokes through abundant hops. There’s the barest hint of cardboard - this is an older bottle not kept in the most ideal of conditions, so I’ll make allowances. In the mouth, good balance of high alcohol stickiness x prominent but not overwhelming pine and fruit 9th t hoops,a bit of malt. Long finish bouncing between hoops and malt . I?m not a huge hop head or high ABV fan generally, so this isn?t exactly pinging my preferred style proclivities. Nonetheless, quite nice.
ElCapitan22 (339) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy copper color. Has no real head retention and lacing, but that is due to the abv. Smells hoppy and piney and floral. Tastes hoppy and delicious. This is a good beer.....
JackMandarin (226) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 Pint Bottle from Bridgend Service Station, Freuchie for a fiver! Pours a darkish amber. Bit of a haze about it. Fluffy and thick white head with real staying power. Really good lacing. Fruit salad with particular mango and peach aromas. Orange oil and pith. Pine is present. Bit sweaty. Bit of dankness. Real warmth on the nose from the alcohol. Thick and slick sweetness to the taste. Really peppery. Deep orangey caramel note. Medium to large bitterness. Reaches it’s peak and lingers with length on the finish. More warmth from the alcohol....packs a bit of a punch. Not the freshest bottle but still has grit!
TattooJack (514) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bomber, chunky dark orange, with a tan tinted white 2 finger head. This one is spicy, sticky, piney, super strong, and dry at the end. I don’t mind paying the $9- for a bomber with this kind of power.
Enteogenisk (158) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tumbler pint glass. Pours amber with a rather thick and lively carbonation. The aroma is full of hops and so is the palate. This is really a beer for the hop-lovers.
Art (3151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brews n chews. I know this is a top 50 DIPA but it has long since been surpassed by the new big guns. Just a big syrupy bitter boozy bomb.
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Lost Abbey/ Port Brewing Taproom San Marcos, 23.4.16. Clear gold with a white head. Citrus aroma followed by plenty of tropical fruit - mainly mango. Tastes hoppy and bitter grapefruit followed by a little bit of mango. Medium body, light, hoppy finish.