egajdzis (6588) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
GABF2004... Poured a light golden color with a small white head. Amazing citrusy hops, spices, and a neat funky character. Taste was bitter hoppiness, beautifully balanced with malt and other fruits. To me this ranks up there with Dreadnaught and Hercules. Awesome, simply awesome, totally deservant of its gold medal. 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 IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Great example of a strong hop character DIPA. Interesting hop aroma and taste. This beer actually improves with aging (drank one growler after 2 months of time in the fridge) and it becomes more smooth tasting (while maintaining the strong bitterness I love.) ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Tap at San Clemente. This was a dank-ass pint. Nose of pure weedy resin and thick malt. Orangey-gold in color. Flavor was smoky, grapefruit rindy, more weed. Some dank, dank shit. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2004
GABF04: I liked this one quite a bit, and ended up going back for a few samples. Clear and richly golden with a fabulous, lasting head that left behind sticky lace. Rewarding mouthfeel was full and rich, and I couldn’t think of anything that it was missing. Sweet malt base, with fresh notes of chocolate. Big blast of hop flavors and aromas throughout. Nice bitterness level. Very tasty beer.
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! Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Tap at Toronado’s Pizza Port night. Pours a hazy copper color with a a frothy off white head that left perfect lacing. Nose was big with citrus hops and a big caramel malt background. Flavor was very hoppy with tons of citrus and semi sweet caramel, finish is medium bitter and quite sticky. A great IIPA, I see why it won gold in 2004. Bohica (36) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2004
Lighter in color than I initially expected. Golden Amber pour with a rich off white head. Wonderful citrus aroma. Definitely lots of Amarillo. Nice balance of malt and hops. I like this even better than the PP Frank IIPA. Another great beer from Kirk! CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2004
GABF 2004: Pours a clear bright golden with a lacy white head. Smells like a fresh hop field glazed with caramel sauce. Very rich, smooth, malty and hoppily bitter with incredible balance. Finishes crisp, somewhat sticky, and freshly florally hopped with no traces of alcohol. This was definitely the best DIPA I had at the festival, and I’m glad the judges agreed with me. jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2007
I loved this one. Had it at the SoSun hop harvest 2007. It was the first of the lot so maybe had a bigger impression than the others...but this is the bomb! Great citrus and pine flavor with a nice bitterness to follow. Very well balanced and quaffable for an 8’er.