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Angel City IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Angel City IPA is made with English Pale Malt and is bittered and generously dry-hopped with Golding Hops. This beer is not for the faint of heart, but because it is so well balanced it will be enjoyed by many.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (4182) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
11 jan 2014, bottle. yellow, clear, steady bubbles. nose is pine hops. thin body and mildly fizzy. piney hops but kind of stale and a tad sweet. ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1686) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Clear gold with a medium white head, minimal retention and unimpressive lace. Aromas of grassy hops, English malt, pepper and... soap? Citrusy hop flavors with toffee malt. Light body, watery mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and a thin finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (1257) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Pours a dark rust orange. Has a floral hop and citrus aroma. Taste is smooth and light for an IPA with some lemon, orange, and floral flavor, and ends with a good hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
Good IPA, very pleased, bitter, hoppy, dark/tan, nice head, drank straight from the brewery

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - APR 9, 2011
Pours a light orange color. No oily hop presence. Metallic taste and thin carbonation. I would not call this an IPA. Not sure what it is, except itís bad!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 21, 2011
20-Feb-08 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 19-Feb-08 for $3.29 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA) So here we are two years later, and having been assured by the brewer that bottling issues have been cleared up, itís back on the shelves. So, here goes a little quality control... This is what you expect from a West Coast IPA: big, bold and full-flavored with significant punch from hops. Moderately bitter, piney and a little citrusy, the hops are certainly not shy, but there is still sufficient malt backing to keep the beer nicely balanced. The malts tend to show a little graininess in the finish, but the beer well-attenuated, keeping sweetness levels in check. The nose is fairly grainy, but unfortunately, the hops donít really project much aroma, and the beer smells a little soapy. Medium in body with ample carbonation and a long, crisp, dry finish. Golden in color with slight haze, the beer is capped by a tall, fluffy, off-white head that settles to a thin layer. The head leaves a very impressive, dense, ringed lacing down the entire length of the glass. Overall, the aromatics could use a bit of work, but this otherwise is a very solid IPA has nice flavor, superb balance and looks great in the glass.

21-Apr-06 (22 oz bottle: $3.49 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Okay, so when youíre drinking a west coast IPA, but the hops is completely overpowered by off-flavors, you know you really have a problem on your hands. Unlike the infection in their Dunkel which contributed a significant sourness, this is just massive diacetyl. But just like with the Dunkel, this beer smells and tastes like rancid fruit, though here, itís extremely unpleasant. Really not much point in writing much more, but a beer this brutally awful, so obscenely polluted by off-flavors, has to be put on the record. And Iím gonna talk to my manager at BevMo and get this pulled off the shelf. It should also be noted that this beer was kept cold the entire time because I stuck my bottles in the cooler as soon as the driver delivered them (and he came straight from the brewery, early in the morning). A definite rerate is in order, but not until the bottling line is cleaned up. (2, 3, 2, 2, 2 = 1.1)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Hazy medium brown, no head. Old oxidixed hops, burnt malt. Flavor much the same, past its prime. Dissapointed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Very bad IPA. Pours a golden amber with thin white head. Aroma of musty malt and corn. Flavor is pine, light fruit, bad malt, and metallic bitterness. Tastes bad, hard to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2009
On tap; for the style this is scraping the bottom of the barrel. Aroma was light; some fruit and citrus. Color was amber/copper. Flavor was very bland and there was not much hopping to speak of. Bready and earthy mostly, with some yeast. How can I like there pale lager better than the IPA?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Bomber courtesy of danielcurtis81. Pours copper with a sticky white head. Smells of grass, hay, earthy. Tastes of pepper, bubblegum, sweet citrus.

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