Zymurgeist2 (2243) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 10, 2017 Braden99 (29) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A stunning double IPA with a complex blend of hops - makes every sip intense, but so delicious.
From bottle to glass. Clear copper with moderate off-white head head that retains as small bubbles. Aroma of orange and citrus. Flavor is orange hop dominated, but also with sweet malt. There is a cloyingness from the retained sugars. slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Sweet and floral nose. Flavor has more fruit than expected making it a little more similar to the other two than would be preferred. Clean. Pretty good. Ron (3957) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2016
On tap at the Brewery during a tour with Kara, Andy and Patty. Pours clear copper with a creamy off-white head. Lots of hop. Resin, floral, citrus. Med body. Flavor is very hoppy. Citrus, resin and I think floral. It’s bitter as all get out. Oh, there’s some light roast caramel backbone. This finishes slightly dry and bitter, but not quite so harsh as many. Block (2727) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2016
I had this one at the brewery. This was probably my favorite I had this day. A sweet and hoppy aroma. Flavor is bold, lots of hops. Alcohol is masked. Strykzone (7356) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Clearish honey gold with a nice three finger off white head. Tat work lacing. The aroma is classic west coast hops but is not quite a prominent as some. The flavor is pretty much the same. Big complex fruit with citrus that includes grapefruit, pine, and tropical. A resiny feel is slick but smooth. Some floral and honey notes. It became sugary at the finish. This is an enjoyable and tasty beer. But for an 8% ABV beer I kept hoping it would go BANG on the flavor.
hayduke (5204) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured clear copper. White head. Pine, citrus, and floral hop nose. Medium body. Very resinous mouth feel. Flavor is a lot of hops with pine strong, then the citrus and floral. The finish is very pine bitter. Overall classic west coast IPA. A little alcohol shows up at the end as well along with some earth. Could have done without that alcohol showing up but generally a good beer. rdb84 (609) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
Tap at Figueroa Mountain, CA. Dark amber. A: light caramel malts, light fruity hoppy character, light exotic fruit. T: medium sweet, carrot and lime, medium bitter development, soapy aftertaste, light roasted malts. RedSox2004 (1891) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Cloudy amber orange with an off-white head and moderate lace. Piney hops intrude on a base of caramel malt with some citrus and grassy notes. Bitterness rules in the flavor profile, with generous pine and citrus hops, caramel malt and a hint of alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a lingering caramel in the finish. SlimHabib (463) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle pour. Hazy dark copper with a good size soapy white head. Aroma is floral hops, nuts, citrus, and a little alcohol. Medium body. Salty with a slight bitter finish. JK (6158) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
GABF 2015. On cask, with citra. Cloudy orange color and white head. Aroma is dry hops, flavor more hops, dry, malt takes a back seat but the palate is thick and I expected more malt presence. Solid. I think it benefited from cask.