Lothore (602) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- pours a deep orangey hue with a chunky, off white head.
S- hop forward, pine, sweet malty scent
T - lots of pine up front rounded out by caramel notes and a lingering residual bitterness.
M - fairly thick and slightly less carbonated than I would have liked.
D - very impressive brew from a brewery that is new to me. Will definitely have to seek out more of their beer.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
> Messy, sticky, vegetal, papery DIPA
[ Keg ][ 38 Degrees ][ 5oz ][ $2 ][ Mini Flared Pint ][ 3/8/14 ]
>> Thanks brokensail for the share. Clear golden orange pour, good foam. Nose is sticky candies, vegetal, sweet potatoes. Taste is dusty, papery, gristy grain and whole wheat bread crust. Harsh palate, cracker, super dry papery. Eh.
>!< paper, dusty, vegetal, overly dry
baraciisch (2467) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a firkin for Sac Beer Week... Fruity, pine hop notes, flavor is citrusy yet dry, really enjoyable beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mcberko (10577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Zeitgeist, pours a hazy golden with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma brings out notes of pine, floral hops, and crackery, biscuity malt. Flavour is very fruity and piney, with notes of light fruity notes, piney and floral hops, and some zesty notes. Wonderfully balanced and brewed IIPA, with a nice astringent, zesty finish. Excellent IIPA.
cjnuxoll (13) - - DEC 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amazing blend of pine, citrus and hops to create a layered and complex flavor array
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ City Beer. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange, and pine hops. Some sweet caramel, a touch of pineapple, and a hint of onion. Flavor is fairly bitter with some sweet caramel notes throughout. A lot of grapefruit and orange. Fairly pine forward, light onion, and hints of tropical fruit.
joeneugs (4593) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at City Beer. Wow. This was very impressive. It pours a golden color with a creamy white head. The aroma is incredible with huge tropical fruit, gooseberries, mango, pineapple and grapefruit. The flavor is full and creamy with grapefruit and pine with some white grape and a bit of diesel bitterness in the finish. Very bitter in fact. Great full body without a hint of caramel sweetness. This one is right up my alley except for the punishing bitter finish. They could have gone a little more subtle there. Still awesome though.
Cwrw42 (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big grapefruit nose, big grapefruit flavor full bodied and rich mouth feel. Definitely a repeater.
kryon (2025) - Hässelby, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with low white head
Aromas of pine, resin, tropical fruits
Taste is freshly hopped, wet hopped with pine, resin, peach, apricots, some strange bi taste
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh growler shared at a BBQ. Pours a deep burnt orange color with no light coming through. Very cloudy and murky with a nice soapy head sitting on top. Nice big aroma of citrus, pine, some hay, grass and sweet malts. Flavor is impressive, with a big blast of grapefruit, mango, resins and more pine. Lots of accompanying bitterness balanced by a big malty body. Malty caramel sweetness, a little toasty. You can feel the high ABV on this one, but the taste is very good. After taste of sweetness and pine, very nice mouth and great carbonation. A really nice surprise IPA from a small town. Unfortunately the brewery wasn’t open in time for me to check it out, but nice breakfast joints are around.