jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ The Bistro’s 2010 10th Annual Double IPA Festival. A dark golden brown color with a white head. A light fruity, hop, and strong spicy pine aroma.
illidurit (1952) - Sonora, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear medium amber color with a small beige head. Aroma is perfumey and sweet, lots of syrupy notes with grapefruit underneath. Flavor is like grapefruit juice, but not really in the desirable way. Imagine drinking a glass of overripe grapefruit squeezings mixed with maple syrup and iced tea. I do appreciate the fullness of body and flavor, which is a rarity with this brewery, but there’s just too much crystal malt here, which is a hallmark of this brewery. Bitterness is present but not nearly significant enough to dry out this beer. Alcohol isn’t overt but I can detect some fusel notes that are mostly hidden by the sweetness.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Light copper with a medium sized sticky head. Spicy resinous hop aroma with some light orange and apricot and some caramelly malt as well. The flavor is on the dry side with a strong bitterness that is accentuated by a sharp alcohol presence that is just barely kept in check by mild malt sweetness. The hops again seem more resinous and spicy with some fruitier grapefruit flavor in there as well. The body is medium and honestly a little lighter than you would expect, but it makes for a pretty drinkable double for those that enjoy a firm hop bitterness. Overall, this got much nicer as it warmed and the aroma and malt showed some more character, with a nice fresh hoppiness in the nose. A nice double IPA, and definitely one of the better beers that I have had from seabright so far
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the 2008 Bistro 2xIPA Fest. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is piney and citrusy hops. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are grapefruit and piney. Decent balance between the hops and malts. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Ratman197 (8474) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Bistro 8th Annual DIPA Fest poured a cloudy copper with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel,m light citrus, light pine and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied crisp and slightly dry. Flavors of carmel,m grapefruit, hint of tangerine and a hint of pine with a lingering lightly bitter finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Bistro’s 8th Annual IIPA Fest. The beer poured a hazed copper color with a white head. The aroma was full of citrus orange hops and to a lesser extent pine. Malty base did show through. Pine flavor with a malt middle and a long bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Bistro’s 8th DIPA Fest; Nose of caramel and very light amount of hops; hazy amber with a very small off-white head; flavor of hop bitterness and caramel. I liked the Sacrilitious better even thou it had 2% less ABV.