alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - APR 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Linkery, Sweet and bitter with lots of citrus and slight pine. It has a caramel/honey backbone that comes with a hearty dose of malts to balance the big hop kick. Very clean and fresh, its actually between a double and a regular IPA. Very tasty a fruity finish.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best aroma Iíve had since Hopslam. Big grapefruit bitterness and piney hops. The foam is filmy and clustery, like sea foam. Nice oily finish. Really good, I hate Iím heading home away from this!
Handypaul (333) - - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale orange with a thin white head that disappears quickly leaving decent lacing. Light aromas of caramel, oranges, hay and pine. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, oily texture, medium sweet, brief finish. I think itís a bit overrated.
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light amber with a fine white head. Powerful aroma: pine, bubble gum, pineapple, tropical. Tons of bright and crisp hop flavour, dry clean hop finish. Exceptionally beautiful west coast IPA.
WABeerFiend (332) - - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 11.03.14.
A: Orange. Maybe honey malt. It smells sweet, but itís not a very strong smelling IPA.
A: 1/2 finger head with a moderate pour. Hazy pale orange body.
T: Orange, tropical fruit, and honey malt dominate. Pine, lemon, and biscuity malt are subtle.
P: Crisp with bubbles on the back end.
O: This is in the San Diego style, obviously, but itís a well-balanced IPA. It has a subtle piney bite on the back end. Overall, itís not very strong, but it might make a good entry IPA. Stone IPA is similar but seems to have a stronger kick to it as itís more hop forward.
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I enjoyed this one, but it was different than i expected. cloudy appearance. has a very apricot/peachy sweet flavor with a big load of dry hop in the finish. i think its just personal taste, because obviously this is a well made beer, but i prefer my IPAs more on the bitter and dry end of the spectrum while this one is more bright and zingy while still having some IBUs. I will have to revisit someday, as iíve only had one 22oz bomber, but as it stands I prefer their Big Eye to this one.
UM02 (331) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong hoppy aroma and foretaste followed by a very malty taste that negates the hoppy bitterness. Some grassiness in the malt. Had a 6 pack and drank several before the review to try to understand the very high ratings but maybe just not my style of IPA. I am a hophead but am fine with well balanced IPAs too but I appreciate the initial hop bitterness but am not very crazy about the particular malt taste that follows in this beer. Certainly not a bad beer by any standard but for my taste not deserving the extremely high rankings.
Dal9000 (330) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very smooth IPA. Not overpowering pine hops nor bitter. Mild hops after about 5 seconds with a slow fade. This is excellent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong citrus bitter hop nose. Gold amber, with a small head and great lacing. A little syrupy. Tart acidity undertones
DMLINAZ (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 ounce bottle into a frosted pint glass. Harsh hoppy bitterness follows this from aroma to first sip to aftertaste. Excellent. I get pine and citrus (grapefruit) together. I find it easy to drink.