Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Perfection in a Double IPA. Pure copper @ lovibond 10, thick fluffy white head, perfect lacing. Thick piney resinous aromatics in the nose. Huge malty backbone in flavor enters a spectrum of hop flavors accentuated by pine and citrus. Not excessively bitter, full of flavor and finishes with a mildly alcoholic bite. Its medium to full on the palate, chewy and is slightly sticky. I loved it so much I got a keg. PugUglyBrewer (608) - - APR 18, 2017
Only if hop juice was a real thing...luckily enough there is an IPA by the name that is excellent in every way. Pristine, clear gold brick color with a supple head of white foam. Tantalizing aromas and flavors of juicy ruby grapefruit, orange peel, some hints of blackberries and passion fruit. Sweet caramel and cereal grain base cut by the fresh cut pine at the end. pfrey1 (1) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2016 does not count
One of the top2 beers I have ever had. The other one is Trestles. And I’m not kidding. Probabeer (213) - - FEB 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2016 IPA buenísima, mucho aroma, mucho sabor. Cuerpo medio. El sabor a lúpulo muy buen integrado, así como el gas. hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2008
This beer is so unique. My goodness, I picked up sweet candied grapefruit cake in the aroma and flavor. Also candied oranges! Wow! I have never experianced a beer like this ever. It’s so fun to drink and evaluate. It poured a beautiful hazy dark gold. With a nice medium off white head that sticks around with some nice lace. The nose is so stong with candied grapefruit. In the flavor is very nice with bitterness and candied resinous hop grapefruit. The mouthfeel is smooth and a dry finish. So much fun to drink.
ghawener (1604) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle: A great DIPA, floral, citrus leaning towards orange, honey and piney resin notes. Lo siento Ramenen, no me aguanté y me la tomé. Te llevo otras para compensar! Food Pairing: Enjoy by itself, it’s food enough. ragarazor (4) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
Incredible hop aroma and taste perfectly balanced with sweet malts. The mix of the two makes the name Hop Juice quite appropriate. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Rating Number 1000onceblind (9399) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
I love this beer. I wonder if I could marry it?
On tap @ Oggis Santee. Pours a clear gold with off white head and white foam lacing. The aroma is both sweet caramelized malts and freshly picked citrus hops. Wow, I mean wow! The taste starts off sweet and chewy to almost sticky malt goodness before the hops enter with a smooth blend of grapefruit hop bitterness, hints of floral hops and pine hop bitterness. Then I get a nice late addition hop sweet orange juice flavor mixing wonderfully with the malts. The malts also bring forth mild caramel candy goodness and toffee. This beer is big hops backed up by wonderfully rich and varied maltiness. The late addition hops and hop complexity really work for me. The flavor is near perfect. There is a slightly buttery – breadiness that adds an extra level of flavor that really complements the experience. A bit bigger aroma and this would be my number one beer. Why can’t this beer be something I can quaff just down the street like the way the San Diego crew has it? I should move.
Copper/golden under a rocky and persistent white head. Aroma is sensuously hoppy. The nose is picking up a lot of grapefruit, mango, lemongrass, tangerine, and a firm caramalt undertone bringing lots of candy sweetness to the tropical hop aroma party. Flavor starts sweet and caramelly with a small but deliciously noticeable toffee tone, but subtly melds into a lemon and grapefruit zest, accompanied by mango and mellon tropical hop flavors, with a grapefruit-rind bitterness that’s big but tolerable. Exceptional DIPA, definitive of its style commonshawn (1194) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Tap at devils advocate. Clear Orange in triple karmekit glass. Head is short lasting. Some fruity smell but very nice. Very clean taste throughout. Alcohol is hidden well. Crisp finish with the right amount of bitterness. Well done.