Dr_Fellini (265) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the brewery. After 7 hrs in line. Finally. Pours a clear light amber orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is packed full of citrusy, fleshy, tropical fruit goodness. Flavor is right on par with the aroma. Tons of fruity sweetness with a moderate bitter. Tropical fruit notes last long into the finish with a mild bitter on the back of the tongue. Excellent beer. Obviously. Similar to the elder with a bit more of a punch.
Netsky (3) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap from the brewery:
Not as much aroma as Iíd expect from a fresh and massively dry-hopped triple IPA. Looks light in color for such a big IPA, just the way I like it. The flavor makes up for it with intense amarillo and simcoe notes. The alcohol is completely hidden, almost like a session IPA (which, I quickly found, it was not). Overall itís objectively the best beer Iíve had and was definitely worth the wait.
Blairgus (2414) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
17 feb 2014, tap. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is big lemon hops. Med body and mildly fizzy. I thought it was going to be more intense. Lemon hops but alcohol balances and makes it rather sweet. No lingering bitter finish. I could drink this all the time but it's not special other than it's rarity.
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Warped_Silver (62) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden yellow with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate citrus and dank hops, less than anticipated. Taste is an extremely well balanced tipa that hides the 10.25% abv! Wanted to like elder better but younger wins! Worth the effort.
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Errl (1310) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at toronado..Pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is nice juicy hop, pine, floral, some sweetness, bitter..Taste is bitter, pine, dry, resin hops, some malt backbone, heavy pine sol..Not as good as some triple ipas I have had..Hyped up
jeremiahoden (9) - Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is worth the trip at least once. I waited in the rain for 9 hours and 3 minutes! Had a blast in line met some great people for the first 6 hours, then it started to suck. Either way, great IIPA markedly better than elder!. Good piney west coast that lingers very similar to double crooked tree but more balnce and pop at the same time. I thought being a Hopslam lover that it would be close. Had one within an hour of my first Younger, NOPE! Younger is the first or second best IPA iíver ever had really really good stuff. And a cheers to the Russian River guys working the bar, dudes did a hell of a job with that crowd! Cheers!
jackfrost9p (218) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Believe the hype. I have not had a better IPA. Hoppy and ridiculously smooth. Strong grassy and pine flavors. Everything in your typical IPA but more. Worth the hour drive and four hour wait.
Slick7rick (1) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Floral and beautifully complex amazing freshness. Great job to have that hops but the alcohol is not noticeable like some double ipas. Perfection if you are a hops fan.
ChinoSkillzian (134) - The Hills, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Eureka Burger, 2011. Pours a deep golden nearing light orange. Big aromas of pine sap, tropical fruits, mango, orange juice. Rich, dank palate and quite bitter but to me quite boozy also, with flavors of resin, chewy yellow fruits, and fresh hop leaf.
cstuartj (925) - Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours a slightly dull gold, thin small head with some lacing. the nose is off the charts, grass, hops, pine straw, grapefruit... like fresh crushed hops in your hands. Attack is pure soul of hops, for 11% thereís no hint of over sugarering, dry, bitter, floweral, Pine and straw and fresh hops start to end. Dry lingering that finishes slow and ends in the nose. amazing beer.