beertholomeus (881) - 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 (308) - 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 (341) - - 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 (97) - 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 (6077) - 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..."
lightbias (156) - USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark straw, white foam. The aroma is grapefruit with a pine back and spice. Medium body, lacing thick on the sides. Bitter. A solid IPA.
HERRDUNKEL (8) - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight orange hue. Pine & citrus with a bit of floral.
Well balanced hop to malt profile.
Crisp finish. Nice summer IPA being just an ave ABV.
Homer321 (2112) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Moderate citrus and pine in the nose, with some lemon. Fairly clear, light yellow color. Moderate hop flavor, mostly pine, with a drying finish. Good but not obnoxious. Low by California IPA standards, hehe.
Banksiz (33) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2014 Citrus-piney nose. Very hoppy. Pours an attractive gold color. Bitter with a touch of malt. Satisfying bitter finish. Perhaps a little too bitter for my taste, and didn’t have any noble-hop depth of flavor. No harshness in the bitterness, though and a pleasing brew.
greenhorn1 (819) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours yellow, small head. Great version of a NW IPA. Citrus bomb and you can taste the fresh squeezed hops. Nice bitterness on the tongue. Very easy to drink and balanced well.