ChiGuy68 (594) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Tasted from a bomber (thanks Pablo951). It poured a beautifully rich copper with a frothy head and plentiful lacing. Bold fruity hop nose. This IPA tickles the tastebuds. Big hop flavor with mild bitterness. Best beer I've rated in quite a while.
"Thank you sir, may I have another?!"
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Winner of the Brewing News National DIPA championship.
A: Dark orange with a lazy white head that settles into a ring. Tiny bubbles are running up through the glass. Leaves some stains on the glass.
N: There’s quite a bit of dried pineapple here, and a modest amount of mango, tangerine, and grapefruit. Some onion drives through the middle as well as some crystallized sugar. Hops are definitely at the forefront here, leaving very little room for the malt. Very nice.
T: Very big and very well balanced. Both the tropical sweetness and a pleasant bitterness combine to make this a worthy sipper.
M: Big bodied and sticky at the beginning, and then very dry by the end. I love the effect, honestly. There’s a very pronounced alcohol here, so watch out.
O: It doesn’t break any new ground, but the ground it treads is quite worthy. I can see how this ended up the winner of the DIPA grouping among 65 other beers. Think I’m going to go finish the bottle now. cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Served in a tulip. Pours deep clear honey with a medium off-white frothy top. Big aroma of resin, pine, grapefruit and orange citrus. Is better as it warms a little. Medium sweet smooth attack followed closely by substantial grapefruity bitterness. Great balance in this one. Full body, creamy-oily texture, mild carbonation, and a long consistent bitter finish. A brilliant IIPA. pablo951 (669) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Listen up, don’t make me break out my Megafauna!!
This brewski’s aroma just inappropriately assaulted my nostrils and I liked it!! This is one thick hopped aroma with a sweet florally underlie. Awesome malt, Hop, citrus flavor. Murky amber color. Had it out of a bomber! Your Momma!! boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
Tap @ Laurelwood Sandy spot... Poured amber/golden-orange with a white head. Nice lacing. Thick mouthfeel, big grapefruit tones and other citrus. They nailed the west coast taste with so much ripe hop notes and resinous characters lending to dank onions and black pepper spice. Without being too bitter. This was super balanced even without the malt coming in too much to play. And hardly any alcohol presence. Crazy good.
neepsntatties (1973) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2013
On tap at laurelwood. I first had this months ago and yet it wasn’t on RB :0/ So here I am now. Colour...deep amber with a thick white head. Nose...sweet, hoppy and piney with sugar sirop to boot. Palate..eminently frothy and very sweet with a particularly grapefruit like tendency. There’s a very plush feel on the palate and even though there’s loads of grapefruit, it all seems quite balanced. The finish is long and somewhat cloying but still quite balanced. I’m curious to try the bottles I’ve snapped up! mcberko (17155) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap at Laurelwood PDX, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma brings out shitloads of herbal hops, a little pine, and a solid malt backing. Flavour reveals extreme notes of herbal, pot-like hops, pine, and just enough juicy biscuity malt to back. Coats the palate in juicy hops. Extremely potent and palate-wrecking. Delicious stuff, only for hopheads. Brentv (672) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2016 From bomber. Pours a dark amber honey color, hazy, with a medium off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit and pine with some caramel. Taste is the same, bitter with strong sweetness in there, too. Bitter finish. Enjoyed again on tap at ABV Pub in Hillsboro, OR, and I upgraded my rating. Delicious and nicely balanced DIPA. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Solid DIPA. As usual, more resiny notes for such a high ABV. There’s nothing that calls this out as being best of breed dipa, but nothing that says otherwise, either. Just a very good, solid specimen. CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bomber. Dark honey golden pour with a half-inch of sudsy off-white head. Strong notes of hops oil, pine resin, mint and ripe citrus in the aroma. Taste is an aggressive blend of tropical fruit, grapefruit and resiny hops bitterness with a bit of pine and lemon around the edges. Also a noticeably chewy caramel malt presence holding it all together. Overall, an impressively massive DIPA.