bytemesis (2587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear deep amber with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is so faint as to be almost undetectable. Flavor brings out some pine and caramel notes, along with light sweetness. Quite bitter from start to finish, leading me to think it was an old pour; no aroma to go with the bitterness. Again, a lightly metallic aftertaste.
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a clear gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a nice pine hoppiness with hints of grapefruit and resin. Flavor is similar with pine and more resin coming through as well as a strong sweet grain backbone.
dbeatdano (29) - - APR 14, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Back log from 4/11. Solid IPA. Nothing extraordinary. Aroma was crisp, citrus hops, sweet floral notes, and sweet malt. Taste was sweet orange peel, caramel malt, bitter citrus hoppy taste. Palate was light bodied, fizzy carbonation, medium bitter finish.
hopsythe (36) - - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour. Orangish red with hints of yellow. Light aroma of citrus. Up front of lemon and melon. Backend of bitter orange and pineapple.
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kevinator (717) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent beer but not overly hoppy as one would expect. It had aromas of floral and piney hops but not too strong. Copper coloring with a thin head. Average palate with a smoothness and decent carbonation. Good blend of flavors with mild bitterness, nothing to harsh. Mild malty after-flavors that complimented. A good but safe IPA.
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear dark amber IPA. Strong hop aroma, medium body, thin head. Well balanced IPA with lots of flavor. Better than expected.
MadRobin (1698) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse in Vienna (Tyson's Corner), VA.
Clear, bright medium amber with a creamy off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of tangerine, tropical fruit, pine and caramel.
Taste of caramel, tropical fruit, grapefruit and pineapple.
Full/medium body and low/medium carbonization.
A fine fruity West Coast style IPA with a nice nix of hops and a rich body.
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bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Sacramento Venue. Pours ruddy amber with a slight white head. Citrus aroma. Med body. Citrus and caramel flavors. Decent amount of hop. Nice drink. Finishes firmly bitter.
ADesenberg (500) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad... But not really awesome either. It's a decent IPA, but unfortunately for BJ's we live in a beer world that is full of wonderful IPAs all around us. It's citrusy, it's piney, and it's drinkable, but that's about all it has going for it.
radio_nowhere (701) - Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at restaurant in Frederick, MD. Served in a footed pilsner glass, clear ambery-golden color with white head. Aroma of citrus/pine/slight fruity hops with malt backing. Taste seems to lean more pine/earth bitterness and caramel malt sweetness. Light body, moderate carbonation, bitter, sweet with equal finish. Strange enough not a huge hop step up from their pale ale, just an okay IPA.
wheresyourball (445) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the new BJís in Mission Valley. Pours a golden blonde, hazy. Nose is hops, citrus, earth, floral. Flavor is mainly bitter all the way through, with only a hint of malt. Medium bodied.