realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle pours clear golden/orange with a nice white lasting head. Wonderful aromas of citrus, pine and grapefruit from the hops with a touch of carmel malt. Big bitterness that mellows nicely with the malts and finishes with more hops and a hint of alcohol. Overall a beautiful IPA that has it all from the aroma to the flavor. Can’t wait to rate it on draft.
px2grafx (14) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice huge, rocky white head lacing to the end. excellent hop character with piney and citrusy grapefruit over caramel. attractive pineapple flavor as well.
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice hoppy IPA. Smallish white head and a great copper color. Citrus, fruit, and pine in the flavor - a really nice IPA that I didn’t expect.
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a surpisingly large white head. Strong hops flavor but feels a bit smoother than some of the other top IPAs. Interesting and very good.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with huge bubbles, tons of fizz, and a nice head. A powerful aroma of cascade hops, carmel notes, and citrus. This medium bodied beer hits your palate with floral tastes intertwined with grapefruit. A bit astringent, but a nice hoppy bitterness that hangs around after the party.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured amber color with a huge off white head. Aroma is mostly hops. Smelling citrus and caramel notes. Flavor is very amazing. Nice hoppy taste but not making it horribly bitter. Can taste caramel in there helping even the hops out. Wow, this is very enjoyable!
duneman (3) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2006 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle, nice head... medium amber color. The head looks quite nice on this, and tipping the glass from side to shows off an enjoyable latency in the bubbles forming on the glass. The aroma I consider too weak for, my nose picks up citrus but wants more. Tastes of piney hops -- the citrus aspect of the smell seems lost in the bitterness. One of the better CA IPAs, but not my favorite.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour, nice lacing. Aroma is very complex, lots of citrus and pine hops, plus nice caramel background. Flavor is very similar, complex, hoppy, yet balanced. They sure know how to brew IPAs in California.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - JUL 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Bottle, Pours amber\copper to orange with a huge and overflowing copper head. Ffavor of citrus & piney hops. Flavor is citrusy, carbonated, pine, bitter hops. God body, good brew. Nothing amazing though. Bad aftertaste, urine and humidity.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. I’ve had this a number of times and it seems kind of strange that I never rated it...Foggy copper-orange in colour with a small white head receding to a small ring. The aroma is all oranges and not much else - floral and fruity. Chewy citrus orange and grapefruit flavours with a touch of caramel sweetness to balance. Sharp pine is apparent as well towards the end. Light alcohol warmth. There isn’t a whole lot of balance but it still fits the bill in most respects.
Sampled at Cole’s in Buffalo on June 24, 2006.