UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
The initial nose is very orangey... Citrus is certain. Very refreshing and rather unexpected. I wouldn’t agree that it is an imperial IPA, but whatever. It is very good. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
22oz bottle from BevMo Mission Valley. A reddish amber pour that was mostly clear. A small off white head with light lacing was present. A very pronounced floral hop aroma with some citric tartness. A very good IPA. DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2008
22 ounce bomber purchased at Nugget in Davis, CA. Aroma has a lot of citrus with plenty of orange notes and some mango-like properties. Some pine hops are there as well as just a touch of cattiness. Smells good. Transparent orange body with a large off-yellow head. Good lacing. This has a really smooth, creamy body and wonderful mouthfeel. It has some husky, grainy flavors with just a little sweetness present. Low carbonation. Light citrus, tannin hoppy flavors to finish. Ethanol is well-hidden. A nice IIPA that is balanced well. Perhaps there is not enough hop flavor in this to please the biggest hop heads, but I’d rather have a malty IIPA than one that doesn’t have enough malts. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
22oz Bomber - Gravity Beer Market - Olympia, WA cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Aroma – Tons of hops in the nose gave off a light fruity esters.
Appearance – Amber in color, Nice thin head and clear.
Flavor – Huge hop beer with lots of IPA flavor. Banana and grapefruit in the flavor also this was a truly awesome IPA.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, great texture with a good dry finish.
Overall – A very nice IPA this was one of my favs thus far. Loved the body and the overall beer drinking ability.
Pours a beautiful red color with a white head. smells of citrusy/ piney hops. Not huge double IPA flavor but still good. Definitely has a sweet malty side to her. Overall good.
patrick820 (69) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 25, 2008
pours amber, with small white head, aroma is ctrus, flavor is malty, with bitter, pine hops, doesn’t taste much different than their hop ottin’ IPA, good, but not worth the high price. ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Well this smells good.....nice citrusy nose...then on the flavor...ehhhh it lacks the hop complexity that I look for in a dipa.....overall not worth the 7 bucks that I paid.........why did you let me down anderson valley why? ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Bomber. Not much head and just a tad darker than their Hop Ottin. For a double ipa, I would say this is easy to drink. It is not huge on either the pine or citrus side of this style. It really only tastes a ’little’ stronger than the Hop Ottin. It could be a good introductory beer for people that are not used to big butt kicker dipa’s but on the mild side for me. killerK (14) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
bottled. dark golden color with a small white head that laces the glass. distinctive west coast hopping give it an intriguing spiciness and zesty hop bite that balance well with the malt. really well done for an imperial. its tough to get enough attenuation with out the beer being too malty and almost syrupy. well done and a good example to other brewers. SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
22 oz. bottle from Whole Foods La Jolla. Pours clear bright copper-amber with a small beige head that diminishes quickly to a thin skin. Aroma of grainy malts, hints of brown sugar, dried orange rind along with floral and resiny hops. Flavor gets more malt forward as it warms, ripe summer fruits and citrus, hints of toffee, nice brash citrus rind and evergreen hoppiness, a bit of earthiness as well. Full body and subtly tingly carbonation.