Mrnoluv (147) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m not a big IPA guy, this has that funky, barnyard smell, bitter taste, almost like very old/mild ginger taste that goes with the hops. OK IPA.
bhensonb (10734) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Craft Beer Kings, aka Plaza Market. Pours dark copper with a huge creamy/fizzy head. Aromas of pine and roasted malt (lots of foam interfering here). Med +body. Flavor is rather nutty roasted malt, and apparently with pine. Its fairly malty, and perhaps just a bit more than I’d like - but there is a lot of hop.
GT2 (8250) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Tap ][ Aztec ][ 4oz ][ Taster ][ $1-2 ][ 1/25/14 ]
>> Clear deep red pour. Great lacing. Nose is grilled fruit, juicy melon, grilled mango. Taste is aerated, mango juice, but with a very harsh bitter finish, slightly soapy. Not bad.
Braudog (5582) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Poured almost all head, but it folded in fairly quickly, clinging to the glass. Once I can finally get to beer, it drinks with a mushy, caramel malt punch. Despite the epic foam, this drinks with a very thin body. (#5423, 1/29/2014)
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@ Aztec. Clear amber color with ivory head. Floral, spicy hop aromas with toasted caramel. Medium body. Nice hoppy floral, pine flavors with spicy caramel, toast___tasty red IPA.
Killcore (22) - - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the super-nice Hendo’s Local Pizza & Pint, San Macros, CA.
Appearance: Hoooly...the blood dimmed tide is loosed! That is easily the most menacing looking brew I’ve ever had!
Nose: extremely floral, really complex. There’s some honeysuckle, pine, dandelions even... Interesting, to say the least.
Taste: immediate hop assault is smoothed a bit by some very subtle sweetness (reminiscent a bit of a burnt sugar candy). Floral notes are all over the place. Lasting bitter aftertaste. Clearly a sipping drink.
A really interesting brew, that would’ve definitely made Huitzilopotchli a one satisfied deity. Not something that I would drink daily...Still, I would’ve easily purchased it again just for the appearance!
gripweed57 (600) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Dark reddish brown color topped by a large rocky beige head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with notes of toffee and citrus hops. Big malty flavor upfront. Notes of burnt sugar, toasted pecans and resiny hops dominate the palate. Spicy hops finish this IPA nicely. Lots of flavor throughout. Big and bold, this one’s a winner.
la1965 (36) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Everything pretty good about this, malt hops etc. but a strange metallic taste keeps it from becoming a 4+ brew
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Very large beige head atop hazy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy, pine, some grapefruit, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, some spicy, pine, light molasses, alcohol astringency. Medium body, some effervescence, light sticky.
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 22oz. Nice lacings left as the light beige head sinks. Amber in color, looking quite clear. The aroma is very hoppy, with resins, grapefruit, pine cones and lemon peel. Quite malty too, caramel and a faint nutty hint. The flavor has a very nice blend of piney, resiny hops and pineapple, and caramel maltyness and nuts. Rather bitter too, dealing very nice with the residual sugars. Full body, not dry, but sort of, and with a very nice carbonation level. It misses some of the quenching qualities of certain IPA’s, but it’s a damn fine beer that I’d love to see again. 130822