jgb9348 (4439) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Reno]Ėon tap-pours a big tight foamy white head and gold/amber color. Aroma is citrus/pine, some medium malt. Taste is pine/some citrus hops with some bite, secondary medium malt-with some sweet. Crisp, slightly drying.
marcus (5888) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BJs Sacramento. Pours golden with a decent beige head and toffee and pine aroma. There is a nice caramel malt and banana flavor with a bitter grapefruit finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ BJs Boulder. Burnt orange appearance with a fluffy ivory head. Pretty piney, bushy hoppy nose. Flavor has a pretty full piney, bushy, organic hoppy flavor over a solid pale to caramel malty body. Somewhat bitter, fairly piney aftertaste.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice hoppy beer. Great looking and the lace ringed the glass all the way to the bottom. Tasty. I wanted another one but had to leave. Sweet, bitter and malty. Yum!
Tmoney99 (9980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. My expectations where met.
Earlier Rating: 10/17/2009 Total Score: 3.5
Draft at BJs - Cincinnati.
Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellnet lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
This is a good beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3211) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 ounce sample on tap at the Sacramento Natomas location. The bartender told me that this beer used to be called Tempest IPA, but they were forced to change the name. The aroma is super fruity with lots of citrus orange and a little pineapple and mango. Light floral hints present, too. Smells good. Mildly hazy orange-copper body with a medium whitish head and scant lacing. Starts with fruity, orange and citrus hop flavors. Has a bit of a weird maltiness. Did they use rye malt in this? This has some peppery and spicy hints of malts before this finishes herbal with some spicy hop bitterness. Thereís a bit of an underlying sweetness present throughout.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Light pine aroma. Light pine and woodsy flavor with malt and very light citrus. Medium bodied. Some bitterness. Pine and woodsiness lingers with malt.
Earlier Rating: 10/13/2009 Total Score: 3.3
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Citrus aroma with some earthiness. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with some backing malt. Medium bodied. Some bitterness. Grapefruit, light pine, and earth lingers.
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange color with a nice head that leaves heavy lacing.Aroma and flavor is heavy green pine with a malty backbone.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2011 This beer was too bitter and the balance was awful. I was hoping for something a little more tolerable. I enjoy some of BJís house beers however this one did not stand out.