J_man (1008) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Delicious, juicy grapefruit hop aroma. Medium yellow with a white head. More sweet and bitter grapefruit in the taste along with a green dankness. Not cloying at all which is surprising considering all the hoppy goodness here. Perfectly balanced caramel and honey sweetness for the bitterness. The alcohol is obvious but also perfectly balanced. Finishes sweet and bitter with lasting citrus notes. This is a big, balanced, delicious DIPA! theOptimator (385) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Aroma is citrus floral and sweet bright malt forward. Light pine. Appearance is copper hazy with a medium frothy off white head. Taste is citrus apricot pine aroma hopping forward with a pronounced sweet caramel malt. Firm bitterness finishes. Palate is medium and crisp. Malt is larger than typical for the style which I feel balances the sizeable hop bitterness well. Alcohol warmth is pleasant and subtle. Overall one of the best of the style I have had. Nothing really new here, but everything is big and done well. Extra maltiness is what I think makes this a little different though. Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours a nice deep copper. Great hoppy aroma. Good body with just enough sweetness to cut down on any excess bitterness. This is a good one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone madchemist83 (272) - USA - FEB 16, 2015
Grapefruit, pine and orange peel. Hazy copper. Nice crisp mouthfeel lots of pine. High alcohol masked well by enormous hop. Kroney (256) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bomber into pint glass. Deep orange color with a creamy whitish head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is bitter citrus pith, mint, pine and crystal malt. Flavor is mostly bitter hops, warm, pine resin and alcohol. Palate is sticky and thick. Another good IPA from Bear Republic... But not great.
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2014
22oz bomber into a glass. This has to be a bad bottle. Can’t tell by the sell by date as it is illegible. That’s a sign. Pours a hazy orange amber. Head is nice, massive, and white, giant head. Aroma is of sour melon, old pine and little hops, bland for a dipa. Taste is gross grapefruit, sour apple, Macintosh, and rotten pear. Mouth feel is dry and sour. $9 for this? Not worth it, has to be a bad bottle, right? Abv is non detectable. Not cool overrated package store. fiulijn (20806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle from Whole FoodsSledutah (7729) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Cloudy orange to light amber color. The aroma is very fruity, there are citrus fruits, grapes, hop resins and a strong flowery component. The mouthfeel is drier than the average DIPA, with a toasty malt background, lightly biscuity, followed by strong bitterness, hop resins, less fruitiness.
GABF 2014 slowrunner77 (12162) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Aroma is tropical fruit, citrus and grassy. Taste is grassy, floral and mild malts
Nice, well balanced.
one of the better brews in the dipa fest, though not quite at the top. every hoppy beer BR has done has been quite good, and this one’s no exception. big citrus and pine with just enough malt to not be a palate wrecker. a touch thicker than Racer 10." Pdubyah (745) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2014
A lot sweeter and softer than I would have thought for a beer with 100IBU. Not as punchy in the middle and there isn;t a lot of finish or length, it’s hard to put a finger on it. But this is a really easy drinking beer that is overall a bit good.