Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Poured from a 22iz bottle at 2013 GABF. Wonderful citrus hop biscuit aroma. Wish I had a real glass not the one ounce pour. Mouthfeel is really rich malty treat, with a bitter hop crisp finish. So many different dimensions to thus brew. I did taste some noticeable heat, yet I thought it was a plus, with the other characteristics of this brew. Broncosnbeer101 (11) - Denver, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Poured at GABF and was volunteer pourer. Superb beer and after having enough beer to make my eyes swim, that says it all. Malty and hoppy smell...even steven. Flavor of decent malts and the hops popped through so nicely. Also hard to believe it is 8.3%. Could be a dangerous brew in 22OZ bombers. myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bought in a liquor store by Prohibiton in Vista. Stupendious brew!!!! Huge hit of hops on front end. Peppery, bitter, hops in you face. Settles then creeps up back for a floral harvest type finish. Very pale in color which is decieving for the mouthfeel. Not cloying, just pure crisp like a unsalted cracker. You can just smell the brew as you pour it and I am a tap whore. Labeled as an Extreme Pale WTF does that mean???? Just rating it o n the pure enjoyabiltiy jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Got sent up a gift pack of North County San Diego brews. This was one. Poured golden light amber. Thick shaving cream head. Grapefruit, peppery nose I could smell as I poured. Very crisp hoppy first taste. The malt was equally toned. Very biscuit and almost rye like malt character. Very pleasing all around! jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
From the bottle to aroma to palate to taste to finish, this brew is world class. Grassy pine citrus aroma. Firm crisp palate, hoppy bitterness with a great malt balance. Finishes crisp and hop floral notes carry through and leads you to drink more. Classic!
la1965 (36) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Light orange color, pure white head. Melon and herbal hop aroma. Initially bitter, very hoppy and malty. Slight heat from alcohol, that was quite enjoyable and helped the hop flavor out. Very crisp dry finish. Excellent! gtb1973 (22) - - FEB 19, 2014
A double IPA for a fortnight and a day #8...What else can you say other than it’s extremely Extreme. Not really a XXIPA so didint give it near perfect rating but never the less this is an exceptional beer. Definitely one of the top balanced rich pales around. It’s not over annoying with the hops. I love hoppy beers but some take it too far. I like to taste other notes besides hoppy. It’s a very good balance of flavors from hops to biscuit to great grassy aromas. sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Listed as an intense or extra pale ale, I forget. Man what a nose, even though I had it in a plastic cup from the brewery. Aroma wasn’t real hop oily like other big hoppy brews, almost pepper like. Great carbonation to the end. Perfect balance of hops and malts. Would never guess it’s 8.3 unless I asked why ut was elevation 83. Had two good thing I wasn’t driving, as we were off to Lost Abbey. cale422 (28) - Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Light amber color, thick white head. Poured from a 22oz bottle. Very good carbonation. Peppery citrus notes for aroma. Very crisp initial flavor , pretty hoppy bitter. Finishes extremely clean. I would highly recommend. valleyann83 (16) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
22oz bottle from Sprouts. Orange thick foam, could smell the grassy hops as I poured. Remarkably clear, bubbles continued up from bottom of pint glass. Upon initial taste, extremely bitter...real bitter..I had a similar experience with a Lagunitas, I believe it was Lagunitas. It may be due to flower hops...but i have no idea if either uses flowers. So I set it aside to let it breath...what a paradigm shift in flavor. Big melon grassy hop flavor with a slight nutty malt backbone. Certainly an archetype for an Imperial IPA.