Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BJís in Concord
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, pine
Taste: Sweet malts, citrus and some metallic
OK, best of the 3 beers BJ beers I had.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at bjs. Pours a hazy golden color with a white film. Aroma is floral and citrusy. Flavor is smoothly hoppy, citrusy, with a balancing hop background. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber-gold pour. Fresh pine and lots of dry-hopped resinousness and heavy citrus. Orange peel and grapefruit flavour. Moderate bitterness but the hop character is bright and clean. Pretty nice, simple IPA
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the Escondido location. Maybe their lines are bad. I thought it was just swill beer, but thereís a number if intelligent rates here that donít sound like the piss I drank. Bitter and sharp leftovers. No sweetness or hop character at all. Bland and one-dimensional.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Modesto BJís. One of their seasonal beers apparently. The body is a nice golden oragen color, clear with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is light pine, a touch of bready malts, a a bit spicy. Flavor is where this beer really shines, and the piney/grapefruit hop bite was a welcomed flavor. Really nicely balanced with the malt backbone, there was some earthy flavor to the beer. Really nice with my cuban sandwich.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Cinci. Pours a medium golden color with a small white froth. Aroma is fairly nice, some fresh hoppiness, piney and lightly citric, some grapefruit. A solid caramel malt character balances. The flavor loses all of that hoppiness...well most of it. You taste the big malt caramel and toffee characters, then get some hops but they are pretty subdued, barely contribute and bitterness especially in the finish. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. Almost tastes like a pale ale, I think this would be a good beer for IPAís drinkers who donít like a lot of bitterness, whoever those crazy people are!
emagana (38) - Fillmore, California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
had a chance to taste this beer at the BJs in burbank. pours a light copper with light carbonation. the aroma is a forest of floral hops. very inviting. very drinkable with a lingering hop residue that covers the palate. a treat for those that enjoy IPAs that dont taste like rocket fuel. cheers
patrick767 (3590) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap from the Boulder brewpub - Pours lightly hazy copper with a nicely lacing head. Thereís a very good grapefruit accented hop aroma. The flavor has more of those good, crisp citrus hops and a solid malt balance. Itís medium bodied and overall an enjoyable IPA, definitely the best of the sampler I had.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, BJís Boulder & La Mesa. I have always said that BJís is the best brewery mega-chain out there. This IPA isnít going to convert the average beer nerd, but this is a solid IPA that can also appeal to the masses.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap from BJís in Vacaville, CA. Poured a copper color and you could smell the hops from the glass. Very drinkable for an IPA. Not overly hopped and smooth on the palate. Pretty good brew!!