BeerFanDan17 (1120) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2009
On draft at Pizza Port San Clemente. A deliciously hoppy double IPA. The hops are spicy and almost sour, but well balanced. Good Job PP! jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Draft and growler from PP San Clemente. Another in a long line of great, hoppy brews from PP. Nice and chewy with hops. Not as good as Hop Suey, but very good. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2008
On tap at the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Poured a medium and clear amber color with a very large sized off white head. Aromas of citrus -peels-, floral, a little earthy, and light caramel. Tastes of citrus -same peels-, caramel, and pine. 0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Ahhh...this was once a favorite at Pizza Port. I ordered up a pint, certain of a magnificent glass of thoroughly hopped, malty goodness to enjoy, but something went wrong. I was talking with a local who was so impressed with the new recipe for this beer, having been unhappy with the old recipe. Anyways, I ordered my pint and found it hard to drink. I really didn’t want to drink it, to be quite honest. Some of the Port beers tend to have this astringent rubbing-alcohol flavor, like Lou P. Linn (which is an awesome IPA except for this astringence in the aftertaste), and the "new" Doheny Double has been thorough infected, from the aroma to the aftertaste. It looked great, dark honeyed body with a lovely head, nice lace, and visible carbonation. It has a lovely body and nice, mouth-filling carbonation. But I smelled pine, rubbing alcohol, resin, and some sadly nice malts. I tasted much the same. The beer was incredibly harsh. BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Murky light orange hue with thick foam and lacing on the glass. Aroma is moderate pine and earthy hops balanced out by caramel malts. Flavor is pine resin and grassy hops, thick caramel malt, touch of citrus and cotton candy sugar. Palate is thick and chewy texture with ample carbonation. Overall, a strong and well-balanced IIPA, nice malt presence, abv is masked by the flavors.
yespr (45412) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at San Clemente. Pours slight cloudy and golen orange with a lacing white head. Aroma is nicely fruity hoppy. Fruity and nicely bitter flavour. Holds a nice caramel malt to give good balance all the way through. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2008
on tap, tangerine color, nice grapefruit aroma, flavors of apricot and grapefruits, very nice body and and finish that is not too bitter Nik925 (795) - USA - JUL 5, 2008
Definably a DIPA but with minimal smell. Its dark and got plenty of alcohol hidden behind it 90 %effectively. malty but balanced excellence WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Cask @ Real Ale 08. Pours orange with a bright white head. Nose is hoppy with big resin. Taste is sweet and nice. Good DIPA. wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
Had a pint at PP Carlsbad during lunch. Wow. Incredible nose pounding hop aroma. It is really wonderful to smell this during the hop shortage. Possibly because of the craft brewers conference here, possibly because it is always wonderful. In either case, I’m happy. Grassy, green, a bit of grapefruit hops, but not overly bitter. Easy to drink. Light amber color. Leans a hair sweet. Wonderful!