RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
2004 GABF Gold Medal winner - IIPAs

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Poured up at AZ Strong Beer Fest 2017, and affirmed by the Pizza Port staff pouring that this comes from the Bressi Ranch location, where it exhibits a crystal clear deep gold body that has thin copper hues and supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up a little tangerine citrus, a little spicy hoppiness and then a light sense of grassiness. This is smooth and rich with a juicy tangerine to tangelo citrus and then sliding into a bitter spicy slightly grassy hoppiness. To midway the hops really start hitting rich and deep with bitterness and just enough juiciness to maintain a sense of hop balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (745) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2017
On tap at University of Beer in Sacramento, fruit juice aroma, thin lasting head, effervescent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16920) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2017
On tap at Pizza Port Bressi Ranch, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out fairly subdued piney hops and balanced by dry biscuity malt. Flavour is extremely hoppy, with tons of hop resins, piney hops, and even some booze. A brutal IIPA that works well. Finishes sticky in the hop resin department. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8985) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 12, 2017
I love going through the ratings of this and seeing how inconsistent the batches seem to be from year to year.... 2017 seems to be a relatively down year, I guess. Pours gold with a white head. Some fruity hops, hinting towards marmalade, some malty sweetness, and relatively mild bitterness. Not but, but not a great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (730) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours goldish orange with white head and nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, mangos, and tropical fruit. Taste is the same with a good caramel backbone and some cough syrup alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
> An old school masterpiece of West Coast DIPA that is better than Pliny the Younger

[ Tap ][ Pizza Port SC ][ 16oz ][ Pint ][ $8 ][ 1/30/14 ]
>> Clear orange amber pour, excellent rocky yellow foam. Robust mango and blood orange explosion up front in the taste with a soft and juicy body- no harsh bitterness. Fresh, powerful red grapefruit aroma with freshly cut rind spray. Juicy mango and pomelo taste with blood orange robust bitter finish. Not chalky or sticky. Really this is all you can ask for with the classic West Coast hop bomb with caramel density to balance. Palate is perfect- hop power, juicy, assertively bitter but not chalky, tannic, paper, nutty, astringent, dusty. Not even sticky or sugary. Dense body though, filling with expected caramel balance. Apart from the buoyant, quenching DIPAs from Tired Hands and Hill Farmstead, this is about as good as it gets from the old school of caramel, clear DIPAs. Made with Columbus, Centennial, and Amarillo for those interested. Wow wow. If you are flying out for PtY, lulz.
\!/: Make more of this and dont stop

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2954) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2013
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Pizza Port in San Clemente, CA. Clear, amber-copper with white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit and caramel. Taste of pine, caramel and grapefruit. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. A very nice example of a straightforward double IPA. Nothing complex. Just clean hops and malt in a nice balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Clear golden color with white head. Pine sap, grainy pale malt aromas. medium body. Rich, dry cracker malt flavors with some pine, grapefruit hoppy bitterness--mostly bitter

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MikeLuke23 (83) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Sweet maple & caramel aroma, very malty aroma. Hop flavor and aroma is overpowered by the deep malt character. Head retention, body, mouthfeel and color are great for this DIPA style but overall not a great DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8996) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at GABF 2011. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is rich pine and fruity notes. The flavor is very good; bitter, very strong, pine, some lighter tropical fruit. Very smooth. Nice.

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