AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle. Bright golden color, big foamy white head. Unbelievably huge nose, can smell it from across the room, but a lovely aroma so it’s all good, grapefruit, citrus, other background flora. Flavor is big grapefruit, juicy citrus, some pine, and malts to back up the hop explosion. Dry, clean finish, remarkably little lingering bitterness--smooth, refreshing, and really drinkable. Best IPA I’ve had so far (and I’m not generally a big fan of the style). BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2009
On tap at Fathers Office in LA. First impression: serious nose of strong piney hops. Amber color, light head. Great lacing on my glass. A piney hop blast on my palale with a fair ammount of malt to counteract. Nicely balanced until the finish. Long bitter tail end, not overwhelming. Great citrus/ pine hopped balance. Great IPA! CapnJazz (52) - Binghamton, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle shared with Ketih. Enjoyed this one at room temperature. It was very good nonetheless. Not an overpowering aroma like some hop-bombs, but refined and balanced. Good pine and citrus aroma. Such balanced flavors in this one. The grapefruit really stands out, but it’s one of the more balanced and drinkable IPAs I’ve had. I’ve had the Younger one time, and this is probably better in pure drinkability. Awesome job. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Pours deep gold. aroma of grapefruit and orange and this thing just really HITS the nose. Tastes of plants, herbs, grapefruit, orange, and with more caramel and white bread flavor than Blind Pig. Finishes with toast, butter, earth, and light grapefruit. Bitter, but more flavorful. So perfectly made you may very well cry. GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Thanks Zythum. Bottled 5/13/09. Light amber pour with nice white head. Nice citrus hop aroma. As I was pouring, the deliscious smell came out at me. The taste is hoppy, very hoppy. Nice malt backbone to go along with the extreme hop experience. The hops give off a little spiciness. Nice lacing on the glass.
italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Bottled on 5/26/09. Pours a orangish gold, slightly hazy, with a bit white head that quickly dissipates until a 1mm head stays stuck to the surface. Awesome aroma of orange juice, pineapple, and hops. Flavors of orange juice and pineapple are prominent. The hops are wonderful, and there’s a surprising amount of malt flavor as well. Punches you in the throat with bitterness but quickly fades; a very pleasant rush. Nice and crisp with a bit of wonderful bubbly goodness. I’m surprised how easy this is to drink. I will have to make this a regular pickup when I’m in California. Grovlam (4257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2009
bottle. Largen fin bubbled white head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Light cloudy golden color. Aroma of pineapple and fruit, peach, grapefruit, mild mallt, caramel, nutty. Medium bodied, average carbonation, dry texture. Moderated bitter and sweet. Fruity smooth finish with a bitter dry twist. hirigalzkar (3294) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle. Ap: Hazy golden. Big white head. Ar: Fruity and sweet. Mild grapefruit, pineapple and cookies. Fla: Extremely fruity, semi-bitter grapefruit, fresh hops, nice (medium) bitterness. Ov: Well balanced sweet, fresh and fruity rather than extreme and bitter. DalzAle (2040) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Wow, I’ve wanted this one for a while and have had it twice in one week! (Thanks to Skinnyguy for sharing, and StFun for sending me a bottle out of nowhere!) Hazy apricot pour, medium carbonation and smells of resinous pine and grapefruit. Flavor is tons of hops (of course), orange, sour grapefruit and then finishes very dry with plenty of herbson the aftertaste. Solid DIPA. hanniku (13) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2009
Bottled, thanks vode! Pale amber color. Small white head. Intense and rich sweetish aroma: a lovely pungent hoppiness with citrus, grapefruit, apricot and pine. The rich and full flavor follows the aroma with a very strong but also well balanced and even soft hoppiness. The drying hoppy aftertaste is enduring and rich too. A magnificent double india pale ale, especially when it is possible to drink the beer as fresh.