bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Elk Grove location. Dark amber / copper color with little white head, but great lacing down the glass. Aroma is resinous and floral hops. Flavor has some light caramel sweetness with good resinous hop notes. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall I was impressed with this.
onceblind (3573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark gold with a small head that settles into a thin cap, but leaves good lace. Nice sticky aroma of floral resin, a touch of pine, and perhaps some lemon and/or orange. Flavor is nice and full and just as hoppy as any IPA fan can ask for. Starts nice and grapefruity with a stern bitterness, melting into a resiny pine and floral bitterness, ending floral and sticky. The maltiness is sweet and caramelly, but quiet. Quiet enough to let the hops be the star, but present enough to balance. Quite the understated IPA. Full and hoppy.
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color in the glass it has a an aroma of pine and malts. The taste had bitterness but not a good balance of other flavors. Average IPA.
TheGB (475) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with little head. Slightly cloudy amber color. Light aroma of hops. Medium bodied with a smooth, but rather flat palate.
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For an IPA, this wasnít so bad. I enjoyed it. For a BJís beer, this wasnít so good.
nike (876) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, decent IPA. Not a heavy hoppy aroma, and not heavy hoppy flavor, but good brew. Balanced, some hop taste, good lacing, and hoppy bitter finish.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a ton of hop aroma. Looks fine. Plenty of bittering hops, especially in the finish. Itís okay but a bit nutty and definitely unbalanced by the bittering hops.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint, Draft, Cincinnati, OH location. Gold brown color, thin slight hay like malt, lingering bitterness. High carbonation, slick feel. A bit of a chemical aftertaste. Not the best IPA, but the best beer in the pub. I did the flight after this and the IPA was the best.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft at BJís Colorado Springs 11/7/10). Cloudy copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate citrus/grapefruit aroma. Same flavor, with light bitterness. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden orange coloured body with a thin white head. Aroma of strong hops, some caramel and a good malt balance with a bit of citrus tucked in. Medium-bodied; Potent hoppy flavour with some good citrus and almost wheatie characteristics, but a nice malt backbone and some good grapefruit and slightly piney hop character shows well. Overall, a nice IPA for a brewpub and slightly better than you might have expected. However, it isnít sublime and incredible. I sampled this pint on draught at the BJs in Tustin, California with haddon90 on 27-August-2011.