Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap @ slo brew (also in nitro form,although i got a growler the reg.)pours a beautiful ice tea like color with a clean white 1/4 inch head.the aroma is a pleasing mix of pine,citurs,and nuts.the flavor is alot like the aroma with a little hoppy bite.the mouthfeel is nice and full and the alcohol is pretty well hidden.this is one of the best imperial ipa’s i have ever had.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was sampled at the San Diego Strong Ale Festival. There really wasnt a way to top the Barrel Aged Speedway at this point, so i was just looking for something to wake my taste buds up from the heaven they were experiencing, and this was it. It poured an orange/amber hue with a slightly thick white head which dissipated within 30 seconds. The aroma was filled with hoppiness and oranges. The taste was surprisingly malty, but once again very orangey and hoppy. A bitter clovey front following by a dry hopped citrusy finish rounds this beer out. Some malts right in the finish... nicely executed.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice Ipa with the perfect balance of hops and malts. A Very nice brew... my favorite so far far from the brewery
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange colored liquid hiding under a thick frothy solid head..mandarine orange smothered hop sweetness in the aroma...fruity like citrus with big orange flavors sucked of the their sugars and injected with pure bitterness..tangy yet good n fruity...bitter..yet in an earthy way...may i say it again..earthy!
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium orange gold color. Medium head. Aroma is hoppy and spicy. A medium bodied double IPA. Malts are nutty, fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity, citrus and slightly bitter. Mellow, very smooth and juicy. Balanced towards the hops, but not in an aggressive way. Nice, drinkable 2x IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.