fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 2008-09-08, draught at the brewpub in Rancho Drive, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Light amber color. The aroma is quite fruity and resiny. Good body, caramel flavor, sweet, with strong hopping, again giving a strong earthy character (manure...; it seems to be the brewer’s signature) and fruitness (grapefruit...). Very good.
2007-10-02, draught at Big Dog’s Cafe and Casino in W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, 8-4-8-5-17=42
Brewed exclusively with Summit hop.
Orange copper color. Very nice hoppy aroma, fruity first, with pine needles too. Medium body strength, malt flavor with a lot of sweet toffee from the hops; very strong hopping, resiny and fruity (bitter oranges). Very good.
2006-03-27, draught at the brewpub in N Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, 9-4-9-5-18=45
Light amber color. Very nice fruity aroma (grapefruit, apricots…), pine needles. Full malty body, sweet, with a respectable amount of resins, fruitness, bitterness. Superb. My best draught beer in Las Vegas.
jcwattsrugger (10918) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours an off white head that laces and yellow/gold color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is bitter citrus hops-lemon/pine, secondary light malt-some caramel sweetness. OK carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011
Date: December 15, 2004
Appearance: clear amber, thin white head
Body: creamy body
Flavor: lots of hop and grapefruit flavor, sweet citrus
Overall: ipa as it was meant to be
Date: July 01, 2005
Appearance: big sweet aroma of grapefruit sprinkled with sugar
Aroma: sweet malt and tempered hop flavor, does not live up to the aroma
Overall: needs another review before being downgraded
Date: July 01, 2005
too cold? bigger hops and bigger malt flavor, but not picking up the promise of the aroma or the wonder of the beer I had six months ago (after too many other stops that day, I confess), goes great with twice baked cajun wings
Date: January 03, 2006
Appearance: opaque rusty orange, frothy white head, nice lace
Aroma: huge sweet citrus aroma like sugar sprinkled on grapefruit
Flavor: sweet pine flavor with nice bitterness, the hop flavor saturates after a while until you need to scrape them off your tongue
Overall: back to greatness
Name: Small IPA?
Date: April 04, 2011
Appearance: slightly hazy copper, creamy beige head, solid lace
Aroma: big sweet orange citrus aroma, sweet crystal malt, lots of orange with a dash of orange rind, crystal and orange combine for a orange candy character
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of citrus hops, just enough bitterness to balance the sweet crystal malt
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Date: April 05, 2011
inconsistancy is the way with this beer, still a good citrus and grapefruit character but not the special batch that shows from time to time, maybe it’s all about freshness and timing, later I found out it’s about getting the beer you order,
Date: April 10, 2011
so this was the wonderful orange citrus laden IPA I had on my first visit this trip,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Big Dogs poured a hazy copper with a small diminishing ivory head. Aromas of orange, pink grapefruit, a hint of pine and light carmel with a lingering bitter finish.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. One of their better beers. Clear amber golden body with a white head. Pine and slightly herbaceous aroma with some tropical fruits as well. Taste is tropical fruits, citrus and light table sugar. Medium bodied, well attenuated finish.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange, very sharp and fresh hop flavor, like chewing on a hop pellet... a little gritty too. Musty, all hops and no balance... call this one a hop stew, but at least it’s not overdone.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a growler courtesy of kp: Hazy dark bronze pour has a well-lacing frothy white head. Fresh green citric hoppy aroma has some fruity sweet candy notes and earthiness. Starts sweet and candy-like with a sugary citrus hoppy presence. Not sure if I like the artificial candy flavor that these hops are causing here.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Chicago Brewing Co (they were out of their IPA, sampled at Big Dog’s later that day). This beer pours a clear yellow-amber color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Stringy lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and hops. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with pine and citrus hops flavors, plus a touch of malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering grapefruit and hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bottle, House of Blues, Las Vegas, 30/10/13 whilst the missus cat-napped. Coppery orange with a good tall weizen foam. Resiny aroma with forest floor aspects; peach iced tea, soap and juniper. Flavour is peppery with alcohol; brittle, simplistic and wood-like with fading peach and a hint of nut husk. The alcohol becomes abrasive with too little hop flavour to carry it. Couldn’t/didn’t finish.