JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA. This dark golden pour has a nice hop flavor with a well balanced finish.
brokensail (9928) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head.
S: An intense hop aroma to this one. Lots of citrus hops and perhaps even more pine. A strong herbal hop aroma, too, with lots of grapefruit peel. Just a touch of grass, a little bit of malt on the back end.
T: Intense resinous and oily pine flavors. Decently bitter without being overly so. Citrus peel and grapefruit hop flavors and a light herbal note. Slight malt sweetness in there somewhere.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: Another solid hoppy beer from Julian/Beachwood. Good stuff.
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really competent Double IPA. I read somewhere that Avery Dugana is supposed to be a clone of Pliny the Elder... but the Ninja is the true heir to that throne. Nose is big with orange, rind and resin. The flavor profile is more dry than fruity, but there is some citrus underneath all that oily hop leaf. Thanks to Shyam for the growler.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BAM Fest. Pours with a lightly hazed orange hued body with a small white head. Aromas are extremely dank, fruity, citrusy, orange and a bit grassy. Minimal malt character. Flavors are very fruity, dank, citrus, grassy. Fresh and awesome. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit edges. Very nicely bitter balance without being overbearing in the slightest. Lively bubbles, dry, with a very light caramel character. Really good!