Pours clear with about an inch of off-white foam. Retention is average with a bit of froth building before going away for good. Lacing is very sporadic.
Aroma is big on the hops as should be expected from a west coast imperial IPA. Resinous scents carry citrus and pine on top of a pale malt backbone.
Taste is a bit sweet with wave after wave destroying my palate. Pine and grapefruit via for attention, quickly grabbing it and not letting go. Maybe a slight toast or bread malt in the middle.
Medium body and the same amount of carbonation.
They make 'em good in California. The hops are spot on west coast and make this beer fun to drink. The bomber didn't stand a chance but I couldn't follow up quickly behind this one with another but definitely good for another in the future. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Friday, September 02, 2011 at 20:47:23
Tasted: Friday, September 02, 2011
$0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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A massive brew that is enormously aromatic with huge hop flavors wonderfully structured with a great malt body. The flavor comes on with huge notes of citrus, pine and resin which last into the crisp dry finish.