GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Short: A drinkable but specialty malt driven, tannic IPA
Origin: Tap at Encinitas Ale House Size: 4oz Glass: Mini flute Price: $2 Date: 1/18/14
Long: Red amber pour, great lace. Nose is mild citrus. Juicy up front in taste finishing harshly- tannic, overly bitter and biting. Dry, sharp palate, dry, papery.
Flaws: Tannic, harsh bitterness, sticky specialty malt unnecessary, and for some reason I read "Willow Wolves IPA" as a White IPA so was surprised to see a specialty malt amber ale.
Remedy: Drop specialty malt, less boil time with hops, check mash temperature and Ph to reduce tannin extraction. Consider making this a White IPA since the name fits.
skoisirius (1838) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straightforward but very tasty single IPA. All the right things going on here, I just like it a little louder.
arnold931 (816) - Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery. Pours clear copper color with soapy white head. Nose is lots of melon. Some pepper in the aftertaste.
spills (6) - New Albany, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from whole foods Newport. Disappointing. Not really what is expected
marcus (7463) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours cloudy blonde with a rich beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter finish.
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours copper with white head taste. Earthy hop with a bitter finish.
beertootsie (1) - - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great IPA, golden bronze color, nose that makes you want more, a great example of a San Diego IPA!
Bartzilla (565) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first offering from Acoustic. Not bad, not great but pretty solid all around. I do have a yeasty sort of leftover taste, but no big deal.. I’ll have to try more of their stuff from my super secret no-limits no-hoarders under-the-radar shop I go to.
kaser (4005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty and spicy. Orange and cloudy with white head Floral and bready. Not a bad ipa.
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the taproom, 13/11/14.
Clear golden amber with a decent off white covering.
Nose is skunky hops, bitter citric peel, grapefruit, light minerals, pine.
Taste comprises red grapefruit, pine, semi skunked hops, bitter grapefruit, orange pith.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a skunky hop wash.
bhensonb (12310) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good to be rater 10. Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours copper with a beige head. Nice strong hop aroma - citrus and spice. Nearly full bodied. Caramel is a bit oddly roasty, hop is near dank, and there’s some hottish spice bits. Not to mention it’s really citrus rind. Earthy? It’s strongly flavored which is good, but there seems to be a disconnect between the flavors. In the finish it’s earth and spice bits with rind. Strong finish, so I like it.