jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2009 (on tap at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO). Cloudy, light orange color. Medium off white head. Strong hop/grapefruit aroma. Strong hop flavor with light pine. Long duration. Slick texture. Bitter finish. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
hallinghansen (2841) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 # 200. Bottle at the brewery. Clear yellow body, with a medium white head. Aroma is hops, grapefruit, grapes, fruit and sweet. Flavor is hops sweet fruit, grapefruit. The alcohol is well hidden. Smooth body, and a pleasant bitterness. Iīm glad that I have one in my cellar. (9,3,9,4,17)
RE-RATE: Trade from StefanSD, thanks buddy. Clear yellow body with a large white head. Lots of hops, fruit, grapefruit, some sweet caramel, piney notes, wet grass and light alcohol notes. Smooth and very drinkable. This is simply amazing. Iīd wish I had access to this beauty. Thanks again StefanSD.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2010 Bottle from AndyReynolds. My first Russian River brew. Obviously strong hop aroma and flavors dominate this beer. Flavor is fantastic. Full of hop oils. Even has a slight fruity character. I was surprised at how strong the hop flavor was while not having an overly bitter finish. Very smooth considering how hoppy. I canít wait to try this one again.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2009 1. From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 12/10/2007
Fruity and very hoppy aroma. Small white head. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a crisp and bitter lasting finish.
2. On Tap at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 13/10/2008
Lots of carbonation. Very hoppy aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured crisp fruity and very hoppy with a little dryness in a bitter finish.
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Originally reviewed 8/12/2008...
Thanks to Joey from South Bay Drugs for keeping this in stock concurrent with our Coronado family trip-poured into Coronado Brewing pint glass...
Golden honey body with sparse visible carbonation and ample head with nice texture and lacing.
Of course I can smell the hops without trying. Very sweet, oily, bountiful hop aroma with velvety caramel malt backbone. Faint alcohol serves as a binder (or a catalyst). Canít get better than this.
Of course the floral hops dominate but thereís a malt nuttiness-almost peanut brittle-that mixes with the mild alcohol essence to create beautiful chemistry.
Deep, well balanced yet hop-bitter citrus grapefruit puckering finish mellowed well by velvety caramel malt. First pour could use a little more carbonation to bring out all elements but warmth takes care of this.
One of the best-a stellar example of the style.
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma screams floral hops, color is yellow orange with nice foamy white head.... Flavor is piney yet sweet, hops dominate from beginning to end, almost a citrusy bitter finish... Great beer through and through... Always loved this guy...
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle dated 6/22/09. Thanks to good friend Jimmy S. Beautiful bright gold color that screams "drink me". Nice fluffy white head. Nice fruity, piney, hop nose but it doesnít overwhelm the nose. Drinks like a west coast hop bomb but very subtle malts in the background. Bitter and dry on the end with some hints of alcohol. The flavors tend to fade out a bit on the end-dissapointing. Overall a very nice beer.
HungTuna (10) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bold hop delivery on a scale rarely equaled anywhere else. Pungent mossy taste with notes of pine, bark, and sour orange zest. Finishes with a pleasing dance of the senses.
dollarbill (13) - , California, USA - JUL 5, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I canít imagine what else one could ask for from a DIPA.
Iíve served this to people who would normally recoil from a well-hopped beer, and they love it. At the same time, my seasoned beer-drinking friends also appreciate how good this beer is. If the universal appeal of this beer isnít a testament to how good it is, then I canít think what is.
Wonderful hoppy nose, with an incredible hop flavor. There is a reason it occupies the 100th percentile in these rankings. If I had a keg of this at home, I would probably become an alcoholic.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Falling Rock in Denver. Thin white head caps the transparent gold brew. Sheets and drips of lacing leave a nice history of this great beer.
Strong hops aroma, a sweet start, tart flavors, and a dry finish. Nice balance of carbonation.
Deserving of itís 4.2 average score!