thome50 (1186) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Bruery Tasting Room. Pours a bright golden color with decent head. Very pronounced danky hop aroma. More so than any beer I can remember trying from the Bruery. Taste had a strong hop forward finish and then came some very pronounced malt flavor that reminded me of some of that malt liquor we all tried in college to save a few bucks. The finish was bitter but didn’t leave as clean a taste as I would like in a DIPA. Having it from a growler the second night gets a little old. Not sure I could handle too much of this upon the second tasting.
JoeTheYounger (1156) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at The Bruery. This was one of the hoppiest beers I think I’ve had from The Bruery. Had some grain taste to it and tons of hop onslaught. Easy to drink for 9.5%. Really enjoyed this one. Drank almost a whole growler later and felt like cornballing.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour was from a growler brought home from the bruery. Murky very cool shade of gold color. Nice bountiful white head. Corn and hop explosion for sure. Corn tortillas covered in citrus on the nose. Lively carbonation with a medium body. Solid punch of hop bitterness and bite with lemon goodness. Alcohol is pretty apparent and the beer finishes quite dry. Great hop forward beer.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap, pours a very hazy pale yellow, white head. big citrus notes, with a big alcohol burn. nice flavor, boozy, hoppy to all hell, but the burn kind of killed it for me. I see where they were going but it could have been more subtle on the aftertaste.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at The Bruery. Lots of hops present. Mango and citrus with some pine. Finishes creamy with not much bitterness. Very drinkable for the high APV.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at redlight. This beer pours a nice piss yellow with a small white head. the nose really surprises you with hoppyness, pine, and sweet sugar. the taste is even better with grain, corn, and alot of hoppyness. medium mouthfeel, very drinkable. this beer is pretty damn good.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours a very cloudy light yellow. Almost looks like a hefeweizen. Small, puffy white head that has pretty good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong citrus (grapefruit and orange) and pine hops. A little bit of corn sweetness on the nose as well as some light grass and weed. The initial taste is a sweet grapefruit and light pine. This goes into a bit of a corn sweetness and some light fresh cut grass. The finish is clean with a decent bitterness. Medium body. A little bit on the sweet side, but certainly not syrupy. Relatively low carbonation. Mild astringency. Overall a pretty good beer. With the amount of hop flavors it drinks more like a DIPA than anything else.