Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is a shiny golden shade and the bouquet and mouthfeel are both heavily imbued with pine needles. This is about as good looking, smelling and tasting as a beer can get, and I’m happy we finally got distribution of this and Blind Pig up here.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is completely and totally different from any Imperial IPA I have ever tried. Pours a dark yellow with little carbonation and a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, and kumquat or something. Taste is similarly fruity (especially grapefruit) but then the dry hops kicks in and gives this beer a bitter kick that is balanced out nicely in the end from the malt. Lacing is superb. Aftertaste is bitter and dry. An amazing beer!
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. A hazy gold body. Aroma of pine, sweet grapefruit, citric, floral hops. Flavor is very sweet pine, grapefruit, mandarin orange, with a touch of malt. Very bitter and acidic finish.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on draft. Poured a slight hazy orange color. Aroma of citrus hops, fruits and just a touch of malt. A big hop taste, with grapefruit really standing out. Nice backbone of sweet caramel malt came through also.
TraumaTheDiva (5) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is best CONSISTENTLY AVAILABLE Double IPA in Northern California. So hoppy that you may think your beer has been laced with fresh buds.
brianprentiss (699) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super yummy! Not much head, but what a smell! I can’t wait to taste Pliny the Younger because this one is an amazing DIPA!
thegreenrooster (4034) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is a dark yellow with a large white head. Aroma is what is would be like to wake up in a grove of fresh hops. Flvor is again a very strong fresh hop with some silky malts. A complete hop juice of a beer and one to seek out. Bonus is that a bottle is fairly cheap for such a outstanding brew at only $3.99!
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a light golden with small white head. Aroma strong of piney hops. Flavor is dry with pine, sweet malt, and some citrus. It lives up to its name and its a great brew.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - OCT 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one was a truly intriguing beer. Served cold from a bottle. Dark gold pour with a small white head that leaves good lacing. The aroma was described by someone as a "citrus bouquet", it was definitely rich in pine and citrus hops. It tasted unlike any beer I’ve had, very complex and refined. Flavor was heavily hoppy with some malts to balance it out, but the finish is nice and bitter. Very cool beer. Highly recommended.
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ RR. Clear golden color, short head. Strong aroma of pine and grapefruit. Very bitter taste, but still elegantly smooth. Perfect balance for such a smack-in-the-face doube IPA.