paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Naja’s. Pours golden orange with a smallish white head. Aroma of earthy, citrusy hops blasts you in the face. Flavor is earthy, citrus, pine with some caramel maltiness. Finish is citrusy hops. Crisp, clean and refreshing on a warm spring afternoon at Naja’s.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Naja’s Place - Redondo Beach, CA
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber gold with a beige head.
Aroma: Grapefruit, cologne and orange juice.
Taste: Grapefruit and pineapple. Finishes bitter.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy and prickly.
Overall: A super enjoyable pineapple bomb.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
strong alcohol and hop punch. a little sour/ tart in their too. the bitterness really lingers on the roof of the mouth
nickd717 (3653) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Plastic water bottle, presumably from draft, shared by stoad on BA. Pours a bright clear copper color with a small white head. Aroma is west coast style hops - lots of citrus and a little pine - as well as some earth. Flavor is somewhat similar to Torpedo except hoppier. Orange, grapefruit, pine, and earth, along with a decent caramel malt backbone. Medium bodied and not at all syrupy. Nice hop resins on the palate. A good one overall.
tangent (28) - San Pedro, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ San Pedro Brewing Company
This poured a orange yellow color with a short white head. The nose was fresh of citrus, mostly grapefruit with not too much alcohol. It tasted just like a classic DIPA should - hop-a-licious! Super hop grapefruit like flavor really comes out with a strong carmel malt flavor to back it. The finish is a nice long dry finish. A little thick on the mouthfeel, all in all a VERY delicious DIPA. I want more!
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Johnny Brown’s. Pours a mostly clear light copper color with a small off white ring. Nose held lots of citrus peel followed by just the right amount of semi sweet malt to balance things out. Its hard to imagine but the flavor held some faint perfume-y qualities.....
hapjydeuce (975) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at O’Briens Pub in San Diego with Katie. Pours a golden-orange color with a medium frothy white head. Really nice, crisp aroma of sweet candied oranges and fresh green hops. Slightly grassy/hay notes blend with sweet rumcake tones in the aroma as well. Flavor is clean and refreshing with hop acids and a decently sweet malt base. No overstatement from thick malt backbones, rather a lasting crisp bite, which I prefer in my DIPA’s. Overall, very drinkable.
alexanderj (3414) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beachwood about a week ago. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus and a bit BO/earthy. Poured a dark orange type color. Flavor was not up to the level expected for the style. Taking it on its own or as an IPA, it was solid. Citrus and flowers with a lot of caramel shining through. Overall it was a bit of a let down given the name.
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@O’Brians Nice red/amber color w/decent diminished head. Nice wcoast hop aroma. Well balanced wcipa not what I would call a imperial dipa.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado SD. If this is a Dipa then I’m the PUSA. Pours clear amber with a medium sized white head and good lace. Smells of red fruit and light hops with a dishtowel backer. Tastes of sweet, red fruits with a bit of hop flavor, fruity and pleasant. Apparently the name comes from the actual amount of hops they use. Medium body, nice carbonation.