alohaC (12) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh growler straight from the brewery. An old favorite of mine from my San Diego days, Pure Hoppiness pours the color of a copper penny with a foamy white head that dissipates and thins quickly. The first whiff is classic San Diego IPA style - big piney hops with danky floral notes. Taste is smooth and clean with lots of grapefruit and pine punching your tongue around. There’s a nice caramel malt in the background to help balance things out a little and make it very drinkable. Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth, clean and lightly resinous finish. Overall, one of the more sessionable IIPAs I’ve had the pleasure of drinking. I used to drink a lot of this and only wish I had easier access to this gem nowadays. There’s a reason it’s one of the IIPAs that made SD famous.
Plumb7 (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great dipa. Very well balanced. Bitter but also smooth. Amazing beer. Worth all the hype.
TychoJames (1027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska ölrepubliken, Göteborg. Smågrumlig orange vätska. Maltig doft med mycket barr, torkad frukt och druva. Kratfull smak med citrus, barr, hö och spannmål. Fin efterbeska.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Green Flash brewpub. A clear straw-golden with a resilient white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, melon, cantaloupe. Flavor is lemon, lime. Finish is resin, grapefruit, some conifer. Lingering hop flavor, some bitterness. Medium to full body, slightly flat, weak carbonation.
Gerbeer (3080) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with moderate head. Aromas of doughy malts and spicy, piney hops. Flavors of caramel, muted tropical, rubber, and resin/pine. Bitter piney finish. May be a little old but still quite nice
NordicV (1932) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dimmig orange öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Doft av karamell, fruktighet och tallbarr. I smaken tillkommer grapefrukt och kåda i eftersmaken. Bra balans mellan sötma och beska.
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong dry-hopped aroma of pine, spice and some citrus. It hits all marks, honestly. Not so bitter that it masks other flavors. Some earthiness and a mild sweetness. Decent color and weight.
zacgillbanks (4375) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy, bright golden coloured with a thin white head of foam. It has a very rich orange marmalade and pine flavour with smooth toffee notes and more warming orange on the finish. Superb!
Ale_Apprentice (3) - - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer had a lovely hop taste without a intense bite. The aroma of citrus greets you at first encounter. This beer is a delight, I’d recommend it to everyone.
johndoughty (4939) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.My first from this brewery. Orange and clear with a small head. Hoppy and floral with a medium body. Doesn’t taste as strong as it possibly should. Very pleasant but left me thinking why is it so highly rated?
Lagerboy (1908) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 fl. oz. bottle. Clouded dirty orange, loose off-white mostly fading foam. Pungent foresty fruity aroma. Juicy forest fruity taste, citrus, sweet, low bitterness, mild caramel malts. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, aggressively hopped. Excellent. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)