Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the AZ Strong Beer Fest, February 2011. Pours medium gold with a thin white head. The nose is malt, ripe citrus and pine. The taste is tart grapefruit, light caramel, ripe citrus and bitter resin in the finish. Nice IPA.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at AZSBF.Pour is gold with a white head. Aroma is dominated with citrus and pine. Flavor shows the same with some underlying caramel. Overall body is moderate with nice lasting bitterness.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barrio. Great full mouth! Frothy head with a dark amber color.
Great hopps taste that is very fruity. Strong palet that you will enjoy!
highibus (753) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours extremely clear with full white head. Aroma of spicy hops and a light sweetness. Flavor is some up front hops and light maltiness. Actually not very different than Stone IPA. I do like IPA’s with a little more maltiness, but the hops are nice on this one.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2011 chelsea ipa on tap @ GB. pours a hazy orange gold thin white quickly disappearing head. aroma is grapefruit skin, pine, brown sugar and dried apricot. flavor mirrors the aroma without being too sweet. crisp dry finish with lingering grassy hops. medium body, carbonation and mouth feel. 7/3/7/3/16/3.6
on tap at barrio...
hazy golden copper colored pour with a white film for a head. it is fairly unattractive and nearly murky...
it smells a lot like canned OJ... minerally, cooked orange, pith, light yeastiness, mild non resinous pine and earthy spicy hops.
the palate is a touch too sweet and thick... orange, caramel, pale malt, tingly pine and spicy hops. it is far more earthy and sweet than bitter and balanced.
medium to full bodied but almost an unpleasant mouth feel due to the sugar level and lack of bitterness. 6/4/6/3/13/3.2