ipa4me4u (31) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2017 brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My first Russian River beer! Pours a classic sunset orange color with a two finger off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves great lacing. Great carbonation coming off the glass. Pungent, dank hops as soon as the bottle is opened. Get grapefruit, mango, peach, and lots of tropical fruit like a papaya, guava, or pineapple. Slight sweet bready malt in the background. Taste is insane. Starts with a ton of sweet, fruity flavors from the hops: peach, mango, grapefruit, some pine. Then get some bread from the malt, as well as some carmel sweetness that balances it slightly. The finish makes this beer. Lots of resinous tropical fruits like the papaya or guava mentioned earlier, as well as more grapefruit, pineapple, mango, pine. Very dry and bitter finish that lasts on the palate. Some alcohol but goes well with the flavors. Tastes very much like a fruit salad in my opinion. The carmel, bready malt does last through the finish to try to balance the enormous amounts of hops. Pretty full body with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel with nice refreshing carbonation. Lives up to the hype in my opinion. A hophead’s dream beer and one of the most flavorful double ipas I’ve had in recent memory.
Hard to find even in San Diego, Ca. Gorgeous golden color. Delicious tropical, piney, citrus. Too easy drinking. Outstanding! gripweed57 (2721) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2017
On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia. OK, I have been chasing this brew for years! Finally, caught up to it at Monk's in Philly, my favorite beer bar of all time. Brassy gold pour. Smallish, creamy beige head. Sweet, citrus hop nose. Dank, citrusy hop notes out of the gate. I'm juiced! Expecting a huge hop bomb of a DIPA, but no, this is a smooth, slick, approachable DIPA. Full of hop flavor, yet easy drinking and truly delicious. Thanks to my bride for letting me finally catch this brew on the night we celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary at Tinto. It was a short, brisk walk to Monk's on this special evening. She is a real trouper!!!! czlowiekmotyka (426) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 5, 2017
Hard to find any flaws. Really herbal - piny like aroma. Very smooth on the malty profile. A bit carbonated. Deadly drinkable. Bitterness level severe but cultural. Great beer (1 mth fresh). Gluepot (665) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2017
A classic but subtle DIPA. Fresh and zesty grapefruit and orange hops blended perfectly with soft, sweet malt. Extremely clean and refreshing finish. CardsFan25 (96) - - AUG 24, 2017
Incredible beer. Best IPA that I have had. Have to disclose that I have only been drinking IPAs for 6 months. Also important to note that Monks is amazing!
NightHawk91 (85) - POLAND - AUG 16, 2017
Late check in. 28 days old bottle. Oily for the style, no alcohol, unbelievably balanced, hopped enough. Tasty and drinkable. I’m glad I finally tried it. // 2 weeks old bottle a few months later. Clean, piney, grapefruity. Balanced as remembered. Nothing outstanding but simply very good. Marduk (8061) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2017
510ml bottle (RBESG Grand Tasting 2017). Pale golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Sweet, caramel, citrus, fruity in aroma. Fruity, citrus, herbal, hops in taste. Soft bitterness. Dry herbal hops in aftertaste. Nothing is punch in the face. Quite opposite, shy and mellow. Alcohol is... what alcohol? Pleasant in mouth. Excellent brew. llkc (2588) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2017
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UPDATED: AUG 11, 2017 On tap at Rogue Eastside, Portland. Clear, golden with a big head. Smells of pine and fresh grass. Taste and body mean business. Dry on the palate. Nice but it's reputation makes it difficult to live up to in these days of serious, juicy DIPAs. Rubin77 (2389) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2017
F: not big, white, average retention.
C: gold, almost clear.
A: tangerine, orange, peach, pine, bit of herbal.
T: fresh tangerine juice, orange, pine, bit of grapefruit, medium body and carbonation, very good balanced, I wish to have the whole bottle, fully enjoyed, sample from 51cl bottle @ RBESG 2017, Grand tasting in Tallin, Estonia.