alohaC (12) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Toronado. What more can you say? It’s the grandpappy of IPAs. Pours a nice, somewhat hazy orange with a surprisingly light, thin head. Big piney and grapefruit hops waft from the glass, so you know what you’re in for. The hops take over your first sip and really show no mercy to the malt in the background. A bit unbalanced. This is straight up, O.G. West Coast IPA style. Lots of grapefruit and pinestraw. Good body with a clean, crisp and pretty dry finish. IPAs have come a long way since Vinnie first brewed this in the mid-90s, but this still holds court with the better ones of today. Cheers to a legend.
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 23, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to Misterburd. Faintly cloudy golden yellow with large foamy off-white head, faint floral hops aroma, low carbonation, very well balanced hoppy taste after initial sweetness, smooth body, medium hoppy finish.A great IPA and a great choice for rating #2000!
gkeh (398) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at RRBC. Pour is golden and mostly clear. Pine, citrus, lots of grapefruit, some sweet malt. It’s good.
UDBeernut (2519) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has been a major want. On tap at Belmont station in Portland. Pours golden Amber, white head leaves behind massive lacing powered by plenty of carbonation. Nice pine and resin nose. Taste follows with moderate bitterness. Light to medium body plus the carb level makes it borderline slamable. Pretty fucking good bruhs.
markextrae (3199) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
shared bottle by a friend. poured a clear deep golden colour with a white head on top. nose is heavy floral, crisp, sweet fruits, apricots, mango, grasse, grapefruit, less harsh compared to pliny, full bodied, sticky, and fruity. loved this way more than pliny that we had after this, slight bitter aftertaste, but not harsh. lovely
Biroholik (689) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - APR 29, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)
W smaku i aromacie BARDZO podobne do Pliny The Elder, tylko nieco lżejsze.
Ogromnie aromatyczne, intensywnie owocowe, cytrusowe, żywiczne, tropikalne. Bardzo solidne nachmielenie. Wyraźny ananas, mango, grejpfrut.
Tekstura średnia, znacznie lżejsza niż Pliny. Bardzo wytrawne w stylu West Coast. Finisz gładki, wytrwany jak po nadgryzieniu skórki zielonego grejpfruta. Fenomenalna piana i książkowy, wzorowy lacing. Fenomenalne IPA! 6,25% alk. 14,5 BLG.
Hopmaestro (1141) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
You know, sometimes expectations is no good for you? Aroma is sweeter malts, light bread notes and hops with a resinous touch. Taste is pretty solid maltjuice with pine, citrus and resin. I got an almost soapy touch in the aftertaste? Just bordering soapy, but never really tripping over. Solid bitterness.
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - APR 19, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint from the brewery
Appearance: Dark bright yellow/orange/golden/medium head/lacing
Aroma: Very fragrant, very nice hoppy aroma
Taste: Full bodied, yet balance
Overall: Excellent beer, very good reason to travel to Santa Rosa(among other reasons, mainly the beers at Russian River.
Drank August 26, 2015
The_Osprey (5466) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge II as Russian River Blind Pig. Many thanks to Cloin for bringing this hard-to-find IPA back fresh from the US of A. Clear orange, still, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is toffee, floral, celery, herbal hops. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is floral, powdery, toffee, salty, tangy, light fruits with a dry finish. A nice clean IPA. (3.8)
Pyrmir (5247) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from backlog. Golden with white head. Aroma has lot of sweet clean malts, bread, biscuit with loads of pine hops. Taste is similar, a clean sturdy malt backbona with a metric shitton of citrus, pine and resin.
CzechTex (111) - - APR 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, super local. As described, quite hoppy, moderate lacing, low foam. Bitter taste lingers on the tongue, not unpleasantly. Nice surprise, good