trujahwarrior (506) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear golden orange color with a thick white head that leaves great lacing. Smell of pine, resin, citrus and floral. Tastes of all the same things with the citrus shining through the most. It’s extremely hoppy as well. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation and a bone dry finish. Overall this is one of the best double ipas I’ve tried gives pliney and 90 minute a run for their money. I’ll definitely be seeking this out again.
charule (1013) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/01/2013 batch on 3/25/2013. Bottle. Poured two even glasses of yellow orange with two finger head. Very piney citrus aroma. Fresh green hop taste with smooth undertones. Not overwhelming smack you in the face stuff. Enjoyable.
EtTuCthulhu (1006) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The 4.20.2013 edition at 9.4% ABV. The aroma is overwhelmingly resin and floral hops, and the appearance is golden amber with very little white head. The taste is quite bitter and slightly sweet, and the palate combines a long bitter finish, soft carbonation, oily texture, and medium body.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper color. Small off white head. Strong citrus hop aroma. Same flavor with moderate bitterness and moderate malt. Moderate bitter finish.
Wittales (629) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Appearance was orangish golden with white creamy lasting 3 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are sweet crystal, pale malt backbone. The hops are abound citrus, tropical fruits with clean yeasts. Taste are slight sweet backbone malts, lovely hop of grapefruit, lemon, melon, pineapple,orange. Clean bitterness with hops resin and no alcohol present. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with meduim-full body, then lasting fruity hoppy malty finish. A wonderful DIPA west coast style.
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Gave the 8.2.13 version the same exact score.
4.20.13 version. Has the sweet hoppy aroma found in so many Lagunitas beers. Tons of hops but it sits really well. A bubbly spiciness that is quite tasty.
cstuartj (959) - Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Crystal clear golden yellow color. Thin white head. Mind blowing hop, pine, grass, citrus nose. Just amazing. Attack is even better, bright, hopy, grassy, pine, citrus. Crisp dry finish. Yumm.
rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4-20-13 batch. 22 oz bottle. Aroma of mango, grapefruit, jasmine, honey. Flavor is grapefruit, mango, floral, with a hint of pine in the finish. A wonderful citrus and tropical fruit Imperial IPA With aroma to match the flavor.
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
04.01.13 This is totally awesome. Big thanks to Rich who brought this over from California/Bay Area and thanks to Josh JLizard for hooking us all up together to share in these beery delights. This is such a treat for my UK palate, to be able to taste such a fresh IPA. This beer totally sings with hop goodness. No doubt many of you raters are from the US so are used to fresh if not super fresh IPA’s but at best we here in the UK consider a month old as fresh what with lead times on orders etc. Anyhow, to Hoppopotamus in Santa Cruz, (no offence meant) but this beer is anything but nondescript in terms of Hop Aroma. The 04.01.13 stinks of quite possibly the most uniquely perfumed hop out there: Sorachi Ace. The tell tale signs are the waxy, jasmine and citrus notes you get. This may very well and most likely is a very well blended hop-bill, but Sorachi takes the lead as it tends to, as it has such a dominant aroma/flavour. Behind that there are classic aromas of sticky resin, lemon zest, lime skin, and rubber (in a good way) the faintest trace of cereal and honey and caramel. Flavour hits you with a bang, citrus flavours to the fore remind me of a combo of Sorachi and Centennial with huge waxy notes, giant citrus fruit, ripe lemons, ripe pink grapefruit, hints of mango sweetness - at once tropical but resinous, sweet but savoury. Grapefruit rind and lemon peel take you to the finish with herbal nuances, more jasmine tea and a wonderful creamy yet prickly mouth feel which keeps the beer lively and hides the alcohol in masterful way. A real pleasure to drink. Eaten with home made Fajita’s, Home made Guacamole & Habanero Hot Sauce. A real delight all round.
devman171 (913) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 4.1.13 Pours clear with some white head, aroma is massive hops with resin, pine, and citrus. Taste is very smooth with nice bitterness. Hides the alcohol extremely well! Delicious. #100 rating