Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 24, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my favorite DIPA, hands down. The depth of the hop bill and the perfect malt balance make this one of those beers I can always fall back on. Perfection.
sandler52 (2) - California, USA - APR 20, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of my favorites, next to SPF 15 from pizzaport. This is a review from memory, so actually I will wait until I fill the growler. What it comes down to is if you like 2IPA, the buy a pint. Thanks Vinnie.
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at Union Jack’s. In a word excellent. Almost perfect balance of malt and hops. Excellent job on the aromatic hops. very enjoyable.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 9, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Rogue Public House in San Francisco. Sweet Jesus this is good stuff! Gold with a thick white head. The strong hop aroma smells like pine. Very thick body. Grapefruit anyone? Ouch, this is a gorgeous beer. Has the aroma of a fresh floret of C. sativa.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Union Jack’s. Pure hops goodnees with a nice sweet maltiness that balances this brew to make it an amazing experience. You can feel the hops in the aroma. This is top quality.
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 Tap, O’Briens. Pours a medium golden/reddish color. Super hoppy aroma. All of the IPA qualities are there in full force. Wonderful beer full of everything you could want in a 2IPA. Best I’ve had, I think.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 28, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2006 My absolute favorite IIPA. Luckily, this beer is found at numerous establishments throughout San Diego. Im glad Vinny is a native Southern Californian!
The color, fragrance and taste of this beer is amazing. It truly deserves all of the praise it gets. If you get a chance, you must try this beer.
ElGaucho (2193) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
6th annual Bistro IIPA fest. Despite the fact that the Younger is slightly more highly rated than the Elder, I prefer the Elder. Somewhat faint, hoppy aroma that I don’t really care for. Hazy body with some bubbles. Lighter in color than the Younger. Excellent lace. Noticeably less alcohol than the Younger (8% vs. 11%), but similar taste. Imminently more enjoyable. Nevertheless, this brew is nothing overly amazing. A very nice, very hoppy IIPA.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at O’Briens - Deep golden color with a light head that last. Big citrus aroma. Lots of hop flavor with just tad caramel malt sweetness. Medium body. Pliny is the grandaddy of Imperial IPA’s, so it’s a must try when in So. Cal.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle hand bottled via trade with awaisanen! - Thanks Andy - Pours deep amber with a short offwhite head that settled back to a ring and laced a little from then on down. Aroma is oranges, pine, grapefruit, and a bit of grass. Flavor is very citrus dominated too. Oranges, grapefruits, pine over caramel malts. Pleasant spicy bitter finish. A nice agressive IIPA. Full bodied and warming with nice balance. Enjoyable!