tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at a recent Wirtz Beverage/Illinois seminar, and poured by the staff from bombers to stemware showing a clear, golden color, with creamy, off white head foam, and decent spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was light mid-fruit sweetness, resin, then grapefruity citrus. The flavor boasted a pronounced hop bitterness rounded nicely by the malt. Medium bodied, bold, yet rather sessionable.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a white head. Piney hop aroma with some malt. Taste is bitter piney hops, a touch of citrus, and a decent malt back bone.
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA. Actually tried this a few months after first trying the Habanero Sculpin, which was a beer I loved. It was nice to try this without the spice. Definitely a top tier IPA.
jehoesefat (359) - Poway, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong citrus IPA smell. Pours clear orange with a white head. Flavor is all grapefruit and bitter. Light beer with average carbonation, very good!
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into pint glasses. Pours a clear amber color with a nice white head and solid lacing through the glass. Smell is resin, pine, a bit of grapefruit, and slight alcohol. Taste is again with the resin, juicy grapefruit, and again with the alcohol. Slightly oily finish, but still enjoyable. Note: there were 2 enjoy by dates on the bottle, so this quite possibly could be older.
EDIT: had a second bottle with and enjoy by date of 07/11/13 and was much better.
draper84 (4) - Painted POst, New York, USA - APR 16, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Light amber head that lingers. Crisp hop aroma with light cereal notes. Wonderful grapefruit citrus explosion that gives way to malt well balanced and delicious. Crisp on the tongue and although relatively strong, it feels light.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crisp IPA. Dark yellow pour with hoppy aromas. Lighter IPA in flavor. Very nice grapefruit notes, with a pretty balanced bitterness. Interestingly, what lingers for me is malt flavor, which isn't pronounced at the front end. ABV of 7% is quite cloy, particularly since the beer has a light mouthfeel. When I think La Jolla, this beer comes to mind.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 On tap in a goblet. Aroma is very citrusy and hoppy. Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Taste hoppy up front with a lingering bite. Average carbonation with a sharp mouthfeel.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a.Kitchen in Philly. POurs orange gold with fluffy white head. Huge, huge nose of grapefruit, tropical fruits and pine. Great aroma. Taste is all citrus fruits, pine resin and woodiness. The finish is slightly biteer and lingers. If the finish was smoother this would be out of the park.
Cantabrian (971) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gets a 10 for the aroma, with perfect, full nose of Niagara Peninsula ice wine extract, peach and grapefruits and some evergreen resin. Dark, tranlucent gold, not copperish enough, with a respectable head. Flavours of tangerine, grapes, very hoppy - with a STING! - and a malty sweetness hidden behind the fruity/floral backbone, as a thin spinal chord, better noticeable at the finish. Nice resinous palate, medium bodied, ultra professionally brewed and very clever choice of name. This would be my choice to go with a bouillabaisse!