Hophead22 (2742) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. This lost something after the few months it sat in the fridge before I was able to open it. Muted and a little musty maybe, it seems like it would of been pretty tasty fresh. (2672)
LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ap. pours a bright coppee with a decent film of white for head.
Aro. Sweet caramel like malt, peach, mango frapefruit.
Taste. Hop bitterness, caramel like sweetness, dried tropical fruit, powdered sugar. Finishes piny.
Mouth. Sticky modest carb.
Overall: Tasty fruity double IPA baby!
djd07 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a small frothy off white head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a spicy hop and light fruit. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet hop and light toasty malt. Easy to drink a very good IIPA from Karl Strauss.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Symposium Double IPA 2012 aka San Diego Pale Ale
Date: August 05, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: hazy gold, whispy off white head
Aroma: sweet liquid hops aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice hops, light bitterness, touch of pine, sweet finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
SudsMcDuff (4675) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
golf clap! .. . pours a deep gold .. medium foam .. . nice amount of bitters .. sweet pine and resin .. . easy to drink, the abv is taken care of .. . . Pick a number, double it, add 10, divide it by 2, then minus it by the number you started with. --you got 5
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a nice golden orange color with a white head. Aroma is quite hoppy with lots of pineapple and tropical fruits, some orange, tangerine and grapefruit. The flavor is just dominated with fruity pineapple and some tropical fruit notes, the orange and tangerine and some peach. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a really tasty San Diego style hoppy brew!
Rustyham (1633) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, caramel, black pepper, red. peppers easy drinking with a plethora of intriguing spices
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Storm. Pours a clear amber with a yellowish head. Interesting and very spicy hop aroma. Rich body, caramel and fruit but the malt profile is not all too dominant. Again a very spicy hoppiness building up in the finish. Gets quite boozy in the finish. But complex and interesting. 140612
BucannonXC5 (567) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a tap into a snifter at Churchill’s in San Marcos, Calif., on May 27, 2012. Less than a finger of head on the top of the glass. Color was honey bright orange. Cloudy white lacing with good retention the whole pour.
Got citrus hops in the nose first, mainly orange, tangerine and orange sorbet. Sweet floral notes. Nice flavor, the best part of the beer.
Tasted pretty similar to the nose with some minor differences. Got citrus hops - tangerine, orange and sorbet. A sweet floral taste, too. Also a bit buttery on the tongue.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long lasting, smooth finish.
A pretty good beer overall. Something different. More of a double IPA than a pale ale in my opinion.
hapjydeuce (888) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Tap Room in Pacific Beach. Clear dark gold, aroma is strong alcohol and citrus. Flavor is over the top sweet with too much malt base and not the right hop blend. No crisp IIPA finish; just cloying rum cake flavors with no balance. No thank you.