alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from 4 months ago; at Beachwood. Poured an orange/amber color with an off whitish colored head. Aroma of citrus, pine and fruit. Flavor was a bit subdued and actually quite balanced. Flavor was earthy and citrus, with some fruit and pine. Good.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Small Bar. Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a frothy white head, some spotty lacing. Big citrus and pine on the nose with some cereal grains and light caramel malts. Quite sticky on the palate with assertive hop bitterness.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a double IPA, west coast style. big piney and citrus aromas. strong alcohol punch. lots of bitterness. nice carbonation level. pours orange in color. sampled at Cabo Taco Winter Warmer Fest 2010.
joeneugs (3240) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well named brew. It pours a bit cloudy and orange with a small orangy head. Lots of florals and citrus fruit in the aroma, some caramel sweetness in there as well. The flavor is super potent and fresh hoppy. You feel the bitterness all the way from start to finish. Itís a hop assault with a pretty good burn.
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours golden peach/amber with a four finger off-white ringy/clingy head. Huge fresh floral hoppy aroma. Full bodied with creamish carbonation. Itís very hoppy. First I thought resin; then I thought grapefruit. Then it was sort of floral. Definitely sort of hoppy. More than. The malt base is supportive, but fairly obliterated. This will stand up to just about any DIPA. Excellent.
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewey. Pours copper with an attractive apricot head and a floral pine aroma. There is a smooth caramel malt flavor with some carbonation and a brilliant bitter hop finish. Well done.
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask @ Beachwood BBQ. Murky brownish orange with a two finger off-white head, fading to a thick film before long. Big tropical fruit and floral hop nose dominates with some dank herbal weed. There are also some caramel malts, and donít seem to be too sweet like donít of Rubicon beers are. Flavor is a bitter rocking hops explosion that borders astringency, but very tasty. Seems slightly more herbal than the aroma, though still very tropical. Minimal caramel malts are noted, and no sweetness. Burps herbal fruity hops! Bitterness peaks at a 7-8, bone dry finish, with some light alcohol warmth--also Beachwood has it listed at 7.9%. Medium body with very light prickly carbonation. I think Iíve got hops in my teeth.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2011 On cask, one of the first pours. Huge head for a cask beer with a muddy yellow body, and tons of hop sediment. Aroma is freaking DELICIOUS! Hops, hops, hops and more hops! Mango and pine, herbaceous and awesome! Taste is real hoppy and herbal with a nice sweetness. A bit yeasty, but then again it was one of the first pours. Cask conditioned mouthfeel, with decent bubbles at that! 948417:4.2
Bottle marked at 8.2% (fresh). Pours with a clear golden-orange hue with a large, and lasting, creamy, just off-white head. Good retention and lace. Aromas are hop forward. Spicy, citrusy, juicy, herbal, tropical fruit. Seems like Columbus paired with some Simcoe. Very floral. Dank. Apricots. Some noticeable alcohol. Malt bill is just a hint in the background. Some esters. Flavors lightly grainy sweet, floral. Light bitterness but quite a bit of hop flavor. Sweet, fruity, floral, tropical fruit, light pine and lightly spicy. Light esters. Very nice balance for a big DIPA, some alcohol noticeable. Medium bubbles, lightly creamy, warming, dry mouthfeel. Good beer, but not as good as the cask version I had a few years back.
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 15, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this at the Brewery and was very happy and satisfied. Definitely a double. Full of flavor and well balanced. Really hits the spot. From one hop head to another. Get to this brewery and try this beer! Youíll be glad you did.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Rich amber with a low off-white head. Grapefruit, pine, and sweet caramel malt. Grapefruit, pine tar, and caramel flavor with good bitterness. Not as sweet as I’d have thought from reading the reviews. Medium body. Lingering pine resin and grapefruit with sweet caramel.