JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Toronado, SF. Nice bright pour, moderately cloudy gold with a lively carbonation and a lasting creamy head. Classic WC IPA, with a nose that’s certainly as buoyant and floral as expected but with an additional sharpness. This certainly is borne out in the taste, as the Citra brings a nice quality to the malts and makes for an overall balanced brew.
marcus (7235) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Monks Kettle. Pours cloudy blonde with a decent off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with massive hop bitterness. It works pretty well if you are a hophead.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. Pours lightly hazed golden with white head. Aromas of citrus and pine with tropical fruit and light malts. Flavors of mango, grapefruit, bready malts, and some bitter hops. Pretty solid IPA overall.
bhensonb (12048) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Rubicon. Pours hazy orange gold. Light citrus and evergreen aromas. Flavor is evergreen, light fruit, citrus and caramel. And some floral. Decent bitter. Quite nice. Almost mellow.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Pine resin and grapefruit lingers with light summer fruit and caramel.
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a lightly hazed golden hued body and a lasting white head. Aromas of big time citrus and tropical fruits. Lightly bready and grainy. Citra. Flavors are big tropical fruits, mangos, dry, lightly bready, citrus. Great! Dry (nicely so), medium bubbles. Well done!
joeneugs (3845) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice golden color with a dense, lasting white head. The aroma jumps out as tropical with some citrus and grass. They used Columbus hops for bittering and a blend of Cascade and Citra for flavor/aroma which is a nice combination. Lots of floral and tropical fruit in the finish. The flavor is well balanced with some light maltiness. This one drinks easy as it’s not heavily bitter but very flavorful. Nice one.