andrewje41 (2510) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
After about a year, I was finally able to get confirmation from two sources that this was the beer I had. Draft pour pint at the Hop and Hound on 9/30/2014. From my notes. Pours a nice bright orange color with infinite head and lacing. Really thick body, creamy with a huge citrus flavor. Fresh hop filled flavor throughout with a low bitter grapefruit finish. Glad I finally figured this one out, it kinda bothered me for the longest time. Overall, I loved the beer, Almanac needs to keep doing what they are doing. And also, release beers like this again.
GarrettB (1375) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 28th, 2013 - I enjoyed this brew at the Torrey Pints at Whole Foods in La Jolla, a lovely little enclave for students living nearby and looking for something they don’t have to chug a beer at home. It’s a pretty, murky dark fried food brown color, with a rusty chinook kind of hops smell. More interesting yet is the smell of a pool or a lakeside, fresh like mountain air, and given a touch of grain with a barley and buckwheat edge. Sudsy and prickly, the palate delivers all the brew’s flavors effectively, with a long, lovely taste of chinook hops, toasted bread, and toasted sesame seeds. The aftertaste sweetens the mixture a little bit with some sugar and honey, leaving off with a level and lovely aftertaste.
ACHops (1247) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Bambino’s. Pours hazy dark golden with thin lacy white head. Aroma is mild lightly oaky pale malt with earthy floral hops. Taste is crisp clean pale malt with dry lightly bitter finish. Nothing fancy, but the hop character shines here without much interruption.
beer-yum (1212) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2015 This one left me a little surprised. Was expecting a standard US IPA - but I was getting some of the taste of a Belgian pale ale! I like both and rated accordingly - but I’ll have to try this one again sometime to confirm my first impressions.
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Vine Cottage. Pours golden with a creamy white head. Nose is grapefruit, cat pee. Flavor follows, predominantly bitter with just slight sweet malt. Medium mouthfeel. Ok but slightly too bitter for me.
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Tap Room. Citrus, pine, resin, cat piss. Not much malt in this one. Pretty tasty though. Very drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
baraciisch (2730) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange golden in color... Aroma is strongly citrusy.... Flavor is incredibly floral with bitter notes on finish... Really nice IPA
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ADfan (783) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer has a yellowish orange color with a small head. It has citrus with herbal notes. Strong pine taste with a maltiness.
bb (8270) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Pine aroma. Pine and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit linger with backing malt.
Zymurgeist2 (1650) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Gourmet Haus. Moderate grapefruit aroma subsides quickly. Slight malt background. Pours a somewhat hazy honey orange with full white head. Restrained orange hop flavor with cracker malt back. Aggressive bitterness dominates too much.