Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Bottle. Slightly metallic taste. Nose is hoppy with some grapefruit. This is not very hoppy for a double IPA. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2004
From a bottle - this beer pors a dark mahogany color, with a light fruity boquet. Tastewise, it’s terrific... complex malts and smooth alcohol predominate. Yes, it could use more hops, but it’s still a damn good beer! Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 Pours a lovely lava colored hot red. The massive, dense and creamy head leaves sheets of lacing. The nose is massive and filled up the entire room upon opening. Huge pungency in the aroma. Grapefruit with other citrus flavors with tons of pine in the aroma. Huge malt backround. The hops smell very fresh and damn this smells good. Very resiny in the mouth. Grapefruit and pine all around with other citrus notes. As it warms caramel malt begins to come out but then is dominated by the hops. Not bitter at all but super oily and very lingering. Slightly undercarbonated which afftected the flavor some. The alcohol is hardly noticeable but does appear for a split second towards the end of the swallow. This was an enjoyable experience. Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Deep auburn color with a lively tan head. Pineous aroma of malt and alcohol, hops do not seem to dominate. The taste again is more malty sweet with an alcohol burn than hoppy. Well above average beer but doesn’t seem blended, could use a bit more bittering. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2004
The beer after its departure form the 22-ounce brown bottle takes up residence in my glass a deep limpid mahogany color with a magnificent creamy light tan head and after its decomposing the left over lace forms a glutinous sheet to obfuscate the glass. Nose is dominated by the hop floral spiciness, backed up my the sweet malt, citrus crisp and quite pleasing to both the eyes and the nose, start is sweet with a delectable grain profile, the top moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish is moderate in carbonation with the hops powerful in their spicy presence, desert dry aftertaste that lingers long after the beer is gone, a great beer from a great California brewery, and I am proud to say that it is now available here in Arizona “Woo Hoo”, thanks to the “Great People” at “Little Guy Distributing”!
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2004 Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Aroma is very citrusy at first and then hoppy second. Taste is extremely citrusy/grapefruity with a ton of hops and pine. Pretty sweet with a bitter aftertaste. Has an alcohol tinge at the end. Mouthfeel is full, round and creamy. Overall, a good brew but not the best among the category. Bov (13219) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 2, 2004
hazy amber colour with a giant creamy head and a beautiful lacing, tons of hops in the nose, apricots and flowers, very oily and full-bodied, very robust bitterness, the finish is infinite with loads of herbal and apricot hoppiness - whaouuw ! this is a marvellous hop bomb ! I love it ! - thanks to Per for this one FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Pours a brilliantly clear ruby-copper color. It is topped by a creamy tan colored head that is quite thick and lucious and leaves layers of Belgian lace as I take each sip. An immediate fresh aroma of American hops wafts from my glass, I get notes of grapefruit, lychee, tangerine, and fresh pine needles. My first sip encounters a medium bodied beer that coats my mouth. The flavor is quite hoppy with an aggresive hop bit in the finish. This beer is raw with fresh hop flavor, there is a bit of astringency from the hopping levels, though it is not so much that it really detracts. The flavor is sweet up front with lots of fruity hop notes of citrus, grapefruit, and lychee that sit on top of a layer of maltiness that has notes of caramel, and a bit of toasted malt.11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2004
This beer is quite enjoyable. It seems to be missing a certain something that would take it over the top, but that is an elusive thing to put your hand on. I guess the main complaint is that, while it starts out big and aggresive, it seems to fade a bit with time. Though I must add that it remains quite tasty, and I will certainly enjoy having the rest of this bottle.
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 Bottle. Tasty brew. Very citrus hop aroma. Very nice. Color is cloudy orange. Head is minimal, lace is all over the glass however. Small sweetness of malt tries to stand up to the hop juice. long slow hop finish. Nice, quite good actually. A little more malt would be nice.9/3/8/3/17<P>Bottle purchased in October, consumed Nov. ’06. Medium amber colored and clear. Nice off-white head that is quite retentive and leaves great lacing. Aroma is piney and sweet, bordering on fresh cut Christmas tree. Medium bodied, just lightly syrupy. More than ample hop bitterness, no harshness. Piney and light citrus rind, great malt balance. Lingering hop bitterness and flavor. Tasty. 9/4/8/4/17. motelpogo (7703) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2004
tap at moylans. pretty decent stuff, expected full grapefruit aroma, plenty of sweetness, orange mango cordial and then decent bitter orange pip finish