chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow...some nice guy had a growler of Pliny the Elder at Dark Lord Day. Poured amber with a nice white head. Great aroma. Incredibly bitter and very oily aftertaste. Very well done though, I wish I could get it in Illinois.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 Draught at SD Craft Brewer’s convention. Rich sunflower-golden 22K gorgeous color with not much head but lace in a plastic cup! As bright and fresh a bouquet as can possibly be. (notes of tangerine). The best grain character of any IPA I have had. Close enough to perfection that the smile on my face speaks all--This is Pure Pleasure that healed me right up, this is my new favorite IPA.
bennylava (99) - California, USA - APR 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Golden yellow color with abundant head. Aroma is off the charts with so many components: citrus, floral, grassy/hay. Taste is extremely unique with the malty flavor being overwhelmed with all the hops. Of course, it ends bitter/dry but what a trip to get there. Excellent!
GJF (1316) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Give me a break! I’m not going to wax poetic over this beer, I will just say drink it now. Drink it again. Love this beer!
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at the brewpub. Stand up and shout "Amen!" Moderately orange, almost rusty. The aroma is pure gold, rich, citrusy and grapefruity. Definitely a full-up drinker. I do blieve this is a damn perfect IPA ... perfectly citrusy, lightly malty, but exceptionally well put together. Outstanding. (#3403, 4/10/2008)
africachile (6) - Occidental, California, USA - APR 12, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I dont tend to enjoy IPAs, so it surprised me when i fell in love with a Double IPA. I had it on tap at the brewery as well. It has this floral aroma and flavor that makes you just not care how bitter it is going down.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank it on tap at the brewery. Wow, I was in beer heaven for a couple of hours. Wow, pours amber, medium bodied. Very well balanced beer. You think the IBU and hops will overwhelm, but not at all. Each flavor just comes out, its amazing how they do this. Maybe its the extra malt they add. You must go to Santa Rosa and try for yourself!!!
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
ok...I rated it super high.....but I think alot of people that have tried it....me before this revelatory experience that I shall share with you....if not served fresh or on dirty lines....it kinda is well OK
enough about the OK experiences....lets get on to the on tap experience that I had at the fathers office in Santa Monica
super grapefruity aroma...and the taste is the same...not overly bitter at all super balanced with the hops and malt.......wow I can’t say that enough...by far the best DIPA ever....EVER dammit!
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 2, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My buddy Dave was kind enough to ship me a growler last time he visited the brewery.I love hoppy IPA’s and I absolutely love this one. Poured a dark amber with a small head. Strong pine, citrus, hoppy aroma, with the same taste to follow.Finish was less bitter than I expected, and was so smooth. As you put your glass down, your mind is telling your hand to pick the glass back up. A great beer, and I am very glad I got to try it.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Hazy dark gold with a decent sized head. Nice citrus aroma, flavor was nice and sweet with a good amount of bitterness to back it up. Very nice.