kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 I’m comparing this to Blind Pig, well because BP was incredible. This is not quite as good but still an awesome brew. Aroma isn’t as strong and nice as I hoped for but still good. Hops and pine balanced well with notes of citrus. Appearance is a light gold copper that gets darker as it reaches the top near the thick white head. Flavor is actually on the lighter spectrum of a DIPA. Light on hops, pine and citrus. Palate has good bitterness great mouthfeel. Overall its a really good beer and even better second time around :)
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2009 Poured orange from the bottle. Huge juicy orange and bitter hop on the nose. Taste is nice big grapefruit, more sweet ripe orange, pine, nice sweet malt character. Big and full, just what I was hoping it would be. Floral hops, sticky and delicious.
Update: On tap at Toronado San Fran. No change in my rating, just a confirmation. Really nice and juicy, very floral on tap and well balanced. Super drinkable and delicious.
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 19, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark amber brown with very nice white head. Aroma is sweet citrus and pine with a background of hops. Flavor begins with a great and unique palate of roasted nuts, almost like creamy peanut butter. Nice finish of hops and citrus. Great medium body, very easy to drink. Unique and amazing double IPA.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep orange pour with a thick creamy head that lasts throughout the glass. Big hoppy pine and grapefruit peel aroma. Flavor starts with a sweet caramel malt but quicly turns to citrus and pine hops. Medium bodied, but with a long lasting mouth coating feeling. Biting, but not overly bitter finish. Great IIPA.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @ PP Carlsbad. WOW!! Pours orange with thick white head. Aroma is HUGE piney hops. Big grapefruit and citrus hop taste. The hop bite is big. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. The last sip is as good as the first. A wonderful hop bomb. This was the beer I had to try on my first SD trip. Just awesome!
kyzr (1159) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 18, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to AgentSteve. Dark orange pour with nice white thick head. Big and I mean big nose of pine with zest of oranges and grapefruit. Flavor is the same, with a good balance of malt that even out the hops until the finish. GREAT!
smith4498 (3266) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle courtesy of thecheeseman. Pours orangish color with white head. Amazing big hoppy aroma. WOW! Flavors of pine and grapefruit with sweet caramel malts. Meduim body with average carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. This is the best DIPA I have ever had. Excellent!
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Definitely one of the best IPA’s I’ve had. Right up there with the 90 minute. Picked this one up at City Beer in SF and I’m glad I did... probably won’t see this one on the east coast.
drfabulous (4904) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pliny is remarkable. People in Northern California already know. They get it on tap. They can go to the brewery. But in Missouri, it’s a rare treat. The honey. The hops. The bitterness. Lots of citrus. Very floral. Perfect.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Poured deep red amber with thin white head. Wonderful aroma of hop, citrus, flowers, willow. Lekker refreshing hoppy flavour, with citrusy and caramel notes. lasting finish. A wonderful dipa