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 i’ver 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 (258) - 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 (3) - 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 (163) - 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 (973) - 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% there’s 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.
ThanksYeast (33) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another excellent example of a double IPA here at Russian River extremely piney grassy or early aroma and excellent bitterness. The Hops go through this beer from start to finish a little bit thick on the hoppy oils but overall an excellent beer
Perfero (10) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I've had this twice now and, while it's very good, I believe it's lagging behind some of the other "big" IPAs out there (Simtra and Enjoy By come to mind).
--- Save the unicorns!
maddmatt639 (243) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on February 16, 2013 (a 45oz. pour at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City):
A: A very light amber color and a small head(but it’s only a 4 oz. pour).
S: Very hoppy right up front, lots and lots of citrus notes and some pine. A slight malty note in the end.
T: Lot’s of hops and citrus notes in the beginning. Very piney half-way through and just the right amount of maltiness in the end.
M: Medium heaviness on the tongue, which switches to heavy after a few seconds. Can taste the hops for a long while after with a little maltiness to it.
O: A pretty damn good beer and nearly lives up to full expectations. Enjoyed the hops and pine thoroughly. Would love to have a full pour in the future.
Serving type: on-tap
Rutterer (1) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
110% worth the pilgrimage to Santa Rosa for this. Somehow manages to be extraordinarily hoppy without tasting skunky, balanced, high ABV but not at all boozy. It's a miracle beer.
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a hazy golden butterscotch color with a creamy two finger white head that lays down slowly leaving sheets of lace. Big resinous grapefruit rind aroma, along with floral perfume notes with some light malt and a bit of caramel. Sweet floral tastes, with lots of sweet malt and toffee undertones that help balance the impending hop onslaught. The hop profile came in fresh and floral with citrus rind and juicy flavors, a bit of pepper and hints of pineapple and vanilla in the finish. Great balance, with the alcohol being almost non existent. Medium bodied with a velvety smooth, extra creamy and slightly oily texture, with subtle moderate carbonation.