jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
UPDATED: APR 2, 2010 Rating #1 Tap @ Toronado (7 3 7 3 14). An intense hope flavor and aroma that shot my palate for the rest of the evening. Border line over-the-limit on bitterness. An amber golden color with a laced white head. Grass and grainy malt flavors. Rating #2 Bottle (7 3 7 4 17). A floral, wood hoppy aroma with some fruit at the finish. Semi-sweet syrupy bitterness, rich and full bodied. herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Draft at Stuffed Sandwich.Copper colored brew with a thick off white head. Hop juice is an appropriate name. Aroma and flavor is just tongue numbing hop assault. Good balance between the grapefruity and piney hops. But there is no real maltiness noticeable. If your an absolute hop fiend this ones for you. erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 26, 2004
On tap at toronado’s: Pours a little light for the style with a big billowy head and some lacing. Seriously hoppy nose with some alcohol, but hops hops and more hops. Oh My God! This is the most bitter beer I have ever tried and if you look at my ratings I have tried some really hoppy beers. Never becomes astringent either. I really like it. So what if it’s one dimensional. Through it all the balance is very far to the hops and it is an experience that all hopheads should enjoy. drinkbeer (289) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Had this on tap at Najas Place in Redondo Beach. This ripped my fucking face off. I had to go home and drink a Bud Light because my palate was so fucked. I loved it! FlacoAlto (4240) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2004
This beer has a super hoppy, pine scented aroma. I also get some notes of citrus in the nose. The taste is almost harsh and astringent because of the hopping levels. This is green and like chewing on raw vegetative matter, there are perhaps a bit too many hops in this one. This is just intensely hoppy, and needs either more age, or more of a malt back bone to smooth this beast out.
HumuloneRed (765) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Tasted on tap at the AHA NHC in Vegas. Man this is one bitter beer! Tom should call it "Enamel Remover". It almost makes your teeth hurt. Murky gold/yellow. Great head and lacing. Pine/grapefruit nose. Big grapefuit, grass, and pine flavors and bitterness. Not much malt. Very nice beer. But I wouldn’t want it everyday. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Tasted at the 2004 Pizza Port Real Ale Festival. Light orange gold color. Medium white head. Aroma is hoppy and juicy, slightly herbal. A medium to full bodied imperial IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity, citrusy and piney. Nicely balanced. Slightly sweet, with a touch of alcohol oiliness. Soft carbonation. Hints of orange. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2004
This beer was sampled at the San Diego Real Ale Festival. This beer pours yellow to dark cloudy yellow with a huge frothy white head which refused to relent. Everything about this beer seeped hoppiness and FRESH hoppiness. Heavy woodiness, pineyness, and hoppiness spread the word from the nose of this beer. The taste was full and piney with grapefruit present and a hint of acetic citrus. Tons of hop pine and grass all over this one. Dry finish, yet syrupy in a way, exposing the only remnant of malt in this beer. Very well rounded, mind-numbing waker-upper of a beer. Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Draught @ O’Brien’s San DiegoVac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2004
The beer resides in the glass a golden amber color, the head big and white, the texture creamy with the lace a tight sheet upon the glass. “Whoa Nellie”, hops floral to the max, sweet and a treat for the old schnozzle, start is sweet and nicely malted with the top middling in it’s feel to the palate. Finish is delectable in it’s a acidity, the hops potent and pleasing to us hop heads, the aftertaste dry and long lasting, and a remarkable companion to O’Brien’s Garlic Fries, raw Garlic and ton’s of hops “Yummy”! Lol
This IIPA pours with an orange-amber body topped by a thin head with little lacing. The aroma is piney, sweet and very malty with notes of grapefruit and other tropical fruits. The flavor is bitter, piney and hoppy with a slightly sweet maltiness and tropical fruit notes. Full bodied, tingly on the tongue and warming.