blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2008
on tap,color of fresh orange juice, nose is a huge pine tree but flavors did not keep up with the aroma, flavor was not nearly as pronounced and lasting as the Younger, finish is good larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
On tap at the Brewery. Great nose, lotta hops. Beautiful dark gold color with nice big white head. Great taste, just what I’d expect from a beer like this. Nice aftertaste. Overall one of the best. Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Tried at Toronado SD. Pours orange with a big cream head. Aroma of big hops, mostly pine. Taste is similar with some malty sweetness to balance the hop load. Finish is nicely bitter. Mouth is thick and stickey. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 An incredibly good DIPA. On tap at Father’s Office. Pours with a large, thick, off-white head covering a slightly cloudy orangy body. Aroma is quite nice blend of toffee, some spice and lots of pine. Taste is very piney, with some spicy hops and a nice sweetness backing it all up. Great aftertaste and the alcohol strength in the taste is quite nice as well. Lightly bubbly with a syrupy mouthfeel. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2009 Bottle and probably my favorite Dipa. Pours a dark copper amber body with an off white head. A beautiful grapefruit nose. Hoppy sweet and piney, citrus, orange and earthy. Flavor is sweet grapefruit and pine. Wow this beer is outstanding, even better fresh out of the bottle. Incredible.
Dogbrick (13019) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2008
On draught at Pizza Port Solana Beach. This beer pours a clear orange-gold color with a thin and foamy light beige head that recedes steadily. Sticky sheet of lacing on the glass. The nose is seriously hoppy with notes of pine and citrus, as well as some bready malt. Rich and hoppy character with flavors of grapefruit and pine, plus a sweet malt underbelly. The finish is resiny hops with a lingering bitterness that lasts awhile. Very good IIPA all around. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Draught at Naja’s Place - Redondo Beach, CA 6-19-08. I was really excited to see this on their draught board and was not dissapointed. Appeared orange golden with a thick foamy lacing the whole glass off-white head. Rich full creamy body, amazingly nice sweet full hoppy bitter finish. Lingers bitter but not overly dry and biting fading but still just tempting the tongue with a hint of sweet hop goodness. Aroma is resinous citric hops.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 20, 2008
My old Latin teacher loved Pliny and he loved to drink so I’m sure this would have been a winner with him. Typical hop aroma with a really nice balanced hop taste. Not quite as malty as Younger, but just as complex. My second favorite IIPA after Younger. RedSox2004 (1895) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 15, 2008
On tap at Father’s Office. Extraordinary. Slightly hazy golden orange with a generous bright white head. Strong hops aroma that featured grapefruit, pine and orange. More grapefruit and pine in the taste, but balanced out with just enough malt sweetness to make this something special. Medium body and carbonation, the hops oils left a clean, tangy bitterness that left a great impression. scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
2L growler courtesy of my girlfriend. Pours a nice crystal clear golden color with a huge pillowy head that stays around for quite a while. Aroma is grapfruit, citrus and a small amount of sweetness and malt. Taste is surprising drinkable. Good malty sweet flavors up front then the hops hit. But not ridiculously like many DIPA’s. Very drinkable.