hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler acquired in trade with WeeHeavySD (thannks!). Poured a medium to deeper golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas citrus, floral, pine, oranges, and just all around hoppy. Aromas of Citrus, tangerines, pine (more than the aromas), and some caramel. Medium sweet and medium bitter balance.
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium foamy off white head that left nice lacing. Aroma of this wonderful citrusy/orange with floral, spicy notes, light pine, toasty, biscuit, touch of caramel...this aroma showcased the Amarillo/Simcoe hop mix wonderfully. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, orange, caramel and toasted malt, bready and dry. ONe of the better IPA’s I have had in quite a while.
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at O’Brien’s in San Diego. Aroma a mild piney with fruity esters and mild bitterness. Color was a butterscotch-golden, very clear, with no head. Flavor was bitter, but not a very bitter bite but a warm sweet flavor. Very mild an unassuming. Maybe peach and pineapple with a slight bit of alcohol, but not hot. Overall very drinkable, exceptionally drinkable for an IPA. Recommended!!
alexanderj (3194) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at San Diego Brewing Co.; I previously had this at Stone Bistro, but did not rate this. REally great aroma; citrus, grapefruit, toffee with subtle hints of grass/flowers. Flavor was equally as good. Alot of citrus and grapefruit, hoppy, but not overly bitter. Well balanced; to me it was of better quality than the Sculpin that I tried yesterday. Very good for the style.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ O’Briens. Dark straw color, nice looking layer of dense white head. Interesting strong hop aroma - some citrus, but real grassy also, with a skunky cat piss aroma that wasn’t entirely bad. Real hoppy start to the taste - pepper and pine with a sweet backing. I liked it.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler… RBSG’08… Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Earthy pine and grapefruit aroma. Medium-bodied with ticklish carbonation. Pleasant, numbing hop bitterness… not overbearing. Low sweetness with the tiniest pinch of salt. Finishes moderately bitter, and then dry.
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG tap at O’Brian’s. Nice clear yellow color with dim head. Fresh hop and citrus aroma with a clean, crisp, and light finish.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG at Obrien’s. I took Christians advice and tried this out, good thing, it was a really nice beer. Well balanced, very floral hops that give a pine and apricot note. Crisp palate with lingering spicy hop note into the finish.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap At O’Brien’s in San Diego on 08/01/2008 on the RBSG Friday Pub Crawl. Clear golden amber body with a small white head. Very grassy hop aroma. Grassy and citrus hop flavor with light honey. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
IrishBoy (3685) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at RBSG; Nose of flowery hops and a note of caramel; clear gold with a huge yellowish head; flavor was hop bitterness with notes of ivy and pine! Finish is bitter.