ChinoSkillzian (152) - 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 (949) - 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).
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maddmatt639 (198) - 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 (2085) - 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.
danielecamo (402) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alla spina al brewpub. Ottima anche questa, davvero fantastica anche se ho prediletto le Elder
bwyu (23) - - SEP 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Wonderful balance of citrus, mango, pine in aroma and flavor. Had an intense pint but could have had another if I didn’t need to stand up later on. High ABC, but but very noticeable.
2/19/2014 - more piney this year, but still wonderful.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap: Deep golden amber beer with a thick sticky white head. Aroma is freaking awesome. A huge blast of fresh grapefruit hop oils and bright pine resin. Tropical fruit, hoppy spice and a lot of alternation between fruity citrus and brash pine. Sticky hop oils on the palate that just fill your mouth with sweet hoppy goodness. This is like sucking on delicious alcoholic pine cones. Very chewy, very intense and still manages to keep everything under control. Massive bitterness, but it’s so damn good.