deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
A- very very hazy grapefruit juice yellow with a stable egg shell white head that lingers.
S- very strong Dawn soap and grapefruit with some standard wet grass notes. Lemon peal. Pine resin is faint by comparison but still a solid part of the melody.
M- thick and heavy with full body and medium palate. Carbonation is weighed down by the thickness.
T- rich soap and grapefruit continues with some richer grains and maltiness to follow. Middle is muddled citrus mixed with malts. Ending is present but mild and mostly malts and resin that fade to a pleasant grapefruit and soapy bitterness. birdmachine (226) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Half pour at the brewery after an extremely hot and long drive back from the Central Coast. Pours a bright golden color with a nice soapy white head that sits on top of the beer for a majority of the glass. Impressive bouquet of tropical fruit and dank hops. Strong presence of pineapple, grapefruit, some zesty orange, and a mix of citrus hops, with sticky resiny bite on the exhale. Nice evidence of the brett conditioning giving the beer its final aroma of tropical funk. Fantastic. Taste follows aroma, with a super sticky mouth feel, medium body, medium to high carb with an exceptional dry finish. Nice resiny/oily hops, more pineapple bite. Nice spotty lacing, and medium sized legs. A very bold and strong imperial IPA that I’m sure will stand well on its own. However the brett adds an extra level of complexity in both taste and finish. illidurit (2338) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours an extremely cloudy goldenrod color with a lasting pure white head. Bright tropical citrus aroma, oranges and grapefruit mainly. Flavor is really vivid with a grove worth of tropical fruit: pineapple, grapefruit and tangerine. If you made a weak screwdriver out of Dole tropical citrus juice, you might get something similar to this beer. The brett is faint in this young beer, manifesting in some of the pineapple character but making its presence known more strongly in the light body and dry finish. Still, all the hops give it a somewhat oily palate. This is not a beer for the faint of heart. Massively hoppy, seriously bitter. This is really a triple IPA.