I had the pleasure of trying this beer for the first time last night. Thanks to a friend’s gallant efforts, he brought this to Florida all the way from Russian River Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa, California, I now have a new brew to put in my top 10. I am not an expert on beer but I am kind of a enthusiast and I know what I like. So I won’t bore you with my tasting notes, just know if you are a hop head and enjoy IPA’s you need to try this. It is a Double IPA (8%) , not to dry, and a delicious pine taste that stays with you but not in an overpowering way. It was named after the man who gave the botanical name to hops, so naturally hops are the real star of this beer. Thanks again Dave, hopefully we will figure out a way to bring this delicious brew to our neck of the woods on a regular basis.