Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Awesome DIPA!! Pine, citrus and hops, all balanced with just enough abv. Move to the head of the class young man!! Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2004 Had on tap, and on cask and is slowly becoming one of my favorite double Ipas. Maybe it’s because it’s brewed by tom.... no..it’s that and it rocks... On cask it tastes like some good piney mariuana, and on draft it will turn your head into hop soup... I will rerate again after trying it a few more times. Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 Really good - malty but not too much so. You can smell this beer accross a room when you open it. The flavors are dank pine and roasted malt. Pours a copper with very little head at fridge temp, much more head at cellar temp.
SECOND ANALYSIS: This definitely has more of a funky, barleywine taste. To the point where it has become distracting.
THIRD ANALYSIS: Definitely does not hide the alcohol - almost sickening... kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2007
22oz bottle from hellbelly (thanks!). Bottle says Left Coast Hop juice. Pours a semi-clear amber with an average size beige head. Nose is floral and earthy hops. Taste is pine, grapefruit, orangpeal, and pine. This one is ALL about the hops, with th emphasis on bittering pine. The metallic aftertaste is quite dominant. Body is a bit on the light-side, finish is quite dry, carbonation is moderate. I think if the hops were weighted just a bit more toward later in the boil that this would be a winner. AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
This is a solid double IPA. The appearance and palate insane though. Grassy and pine hops dominate the aroma. Great beer to go with Enchanted and Christmas. Woo Santa!
Acknud (1082) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2008
I am confused as well. Is there another name for this. Nice grapefruit aroma. Very citrusy taste. You can taste some malt but it is way overcome by the hops. Very drinkable. MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Thanks to cbkschubert for the bomber. Hazy orange color with a small to medium head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine hops with a definite caramel malt signature. Taste is pretty much telling me the same; this is not your standard ’west coast balanced’ ale. Big malt backbone. Finished with a citrusy bitterness that bordered on astringence. chrisko82 (1056) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Piwo złoto-pomarańczowe. Mętne. Piana obfita, szybko opada, umiarkowanie lepi szkło. W aromacie ziarniste, toasty, karmelki pomarańcze. Alkohol dobrze schowany. Goryczka wysoka choć niższa niż można by się było spodziwać. Przyjemne. MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Hop orgasm aroma. Yeah baby. It’s all fresh fruit, pineapple, and floral hops. Layered big boy palate. This brew’s no joke. Yippie kay yeh. Good stuff crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Clear copper pour, medium white head. Aroma is pineapple, citrus and sweet malts. Flavor is full blown hop juice, citrusy hops and a big melon taste to it dominate but there is a nice floral background, sweet caramel is very much there. Resiny aftertaste, very dry mouthfeel, medium mouthfeel. Fresh, bitter but not heavily and just tasty.