Being in the distribution area for this beer, I always kept my eye out for it, seeing that it's rated so highly around here. Last night I had the opportunity to drink it on tap and I have to admit that I don't get the hype on this at all. It was a "good" beer, and pretty damn smooth for 10% abv, but mostly I found the beer to be overly malty without much distinction in the hop presence. Was my palate simply having a bad day? Sometimes certain beers taste off to me on certain days, but overall I'd have to say that the average new DIPA that I have regularly at Pizza Port Carlsbad is far superior and much easier to get. On a side note, Rip Current's two new DIPAs, In the Curl and Caught in a Rip are pretty awesome.