Strykzone (5503) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Clear honey gold with a big almost white head. A citrus aroma with pine (and I can never smell or taste pine!). Citrus beginning and that includes grapefruit. Cat pee. Cinnamon. Fairly big bitterness and it is making the top of my throat become numb. Some tropical fruit comes in mid glass. Simcoe is not a favored hop for me and this one definitely features it.
hayduke (3698) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured a very clear gold with a big white head and moderate lacing . Nose is tropical fruit, citrus, pine, and peach. Medium plus body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is very rich with the fruit dominating, some grapefruit, pine, and some cinnamon spice. The finish is pine bitterness and the flavor hangs in there. Really nice beer, very drinkable.
brokensail (12915) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Auburn Alehouse. Clear golden pour with white foam. Really nice, juicy orange and grapefruit. Pine, hints of peach, and a slight tropical note. Flavor is a touch sweet and has a lot of orange and peach. Bitter pine, grass, and citrus pith on the finish. Pretty good IPA.
Barnacle_Ed (40) - Milpitas, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice West Coast IPA with a huge - almost gratuitous - hoppy taste to it. Very piney and resiny, with just a hint of sweet caramel in the aftertaste. A good session beer for any hops fanatics.
ctaylo (12) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden Amber appearance with good size head. Nice spicy orange smell. Hoppy with light malt taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beertholomeus (1160) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden amber color with white head. Hop, floral, citrus, caramel, pine and malt aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Decent bitterness and hop and caramel finish.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro, which was really smooth. Standard IPA. Starting to really prefer ipa’s on nitro.
batneil (467) - - NOV 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour, thin head, fairly fizzy. Hoppy, nice at first but with a strange aftertaste.
Natai (114) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at DeVere’s Irish Pub Auburn Alehouse night. Liquid gold with a slight white head and excellent lacing. Simcoe hops are evident and import wonderful pine and resin aromas, followed by a hint of citrus. Smooth front end that transitions to a bit of a dry bite on the back end.
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"close to a double, if it isn’t indeed one. This is among their best beers...it was the second best (best in my opinion) beer at the Music In the Mountains brewfest 8/08. Wonderful hop aroma and a body and strength that tends to lean towards an imperial. had it at the pub a couple times too, and it’s never disappointed. 11/09-strangely enough, this big IPA didn’t fare well cask conditioned. a little boring, especially compared to the awesome Rubicon Hop Sauce (cask). I’d like to compare the regular versions of each beer..."