StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small off-white head that soon recedes to a film. The aroma is well roasted barley, dust, some fruity citrus and pine. The flavor is bitter hops forward with piney hops and a trace of grapefruit backed up by a malt base that features biscuit, rye bread and caramel. The palate is full, smooth and a bit oily with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration with lingering bitter walnuts. Overall: Respectable brew, but I’d call it an imperial red ale; its just too malty for a DIPA in my opinion... RobertDale (6755) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Tom! Pours dark gold with a nice biege head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and caramel malt. Taste is grapefruit, oranges, pine, grass, and caramel malt. Well done! DannyBoyOG (4) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Sweet floral aroma, beautiful appearance. The taste is quite refreshing. This is one of Bootlegger’s best brews, when it is available. Do yourself a favor and try this brew. rxeight (3222) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pretty good stuff. Nice hops. Some malt. Medium low bitternes, low for a double, Run of the mill double. nimbleprop (8718) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
22oz bottle courtesy of OCBeerSociety. Pours a golden amber with some lacing white head. Nose is soapy, pine, caramel, dough. Flavor is bitter, sweet, caramel, grapefruit, soap. Full, bitter finish.
48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
One of my favorite DIPAs. Overload of citra hops and citrus all over this thing. Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pretty average beer here. Overall kind of malty boozey and orangey. This might be old because it does taste a bit stale and acidic. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 Bog malt and super dank hoppy, tasty stuff, Very rich and a strong stone like bitterness 1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours to a lightly hazy bronzed body with a tan head. Aroma of pine and citrus. A decent amount of malt to boot. Complex. The flavor is malty grapefruit, pine, and orange zest. Palate is bitter but balanced. Medium bodied, and a very good beer from a company I’ve never heard of. ScottSoCal (1) - - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
This may be my favorite beer in So Cal. Period! The hops are floral and strong, but the malt profile is more pronounced than most IPAs due to corn sugar- lots of it. Production of this was very limited at one point, but appears to be on the rise these days.