Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the BJ’s Brewery in Stockton. First ordered the Tempest IPA. Flat as a board. Sent it back and they recommended this. Have never heard of it. Again relatively flat. Must be the way they do things here in Stockton (wink). Darker than the normal IPA, very light in the hop aroma department. Same goes for the flavor. Remarkably unremarkable.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Very lively misty orange with a huge white fizzy head, seems infected from the pour. The nose is malty but a little tart with some funk and hops. The flavor is about the same, metallic and a little infected with the hops on top. Tart and zesty. Hmmm. The tail is a little more dry and bitter but this one is gone.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Golden body with a great white head, good rings. Aroma of citrus, herbal, cut grass. Taste is grassy, citrus, herbal, grainy. Lively bubbles and dry.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orangish golden with a creamy white head. Grapefruit and mild lemon and pine aroma. Grassy citrus taste with a mild bitterness and a hay and caramel finish.
nustang70 (12) - USA - SEP 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 This IPA is big and hoppy (7.3% ABV, 75 IBUs), but it seems a little clumsy. Almost too hoppy without enough complimentary flavors or a pleasing aftertaste.
mrmartin (739) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very bitter, dry. Brewed in California but more like an english style IPA. Not much sweetness here. Drinkable but not too much to be excited about.
sickassmick (227) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
been a while since i had an IPA. This is a good representation. big fruity, syrupy, flowery nose. I like the color of this one. almost yellow, almost brown, nice and clear. The front on this is very refreshingly carbonated, well balanced, really hoppy and really sweet, the finish is strong grapefruit, long lasting bitter. yum. I was afraid this would be a lot like the other old school micro’s with their IPA’s, but these guys seem to like what I like. one of the better one’s. and crap! it’s made where i grew up. go finger. BTW. The bottle says CONCORD, not walnut creek, don’t get it twisted.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
yellow/orange in color. big citrus smell. bitterness is sharp but still mild and pleasant. sticks on the tongue.
alexsdad06 (6755) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample @ BBQ, Brews and Blues. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a large foamy off white head. The aroma was floral, light citrus and a strange grainy note. The flavor was on the mild side and was floral, earthy, hints of citrus with a pale malt base. Finish had a moderate amount of bitterness. Just OK.
DuffMan (7633) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Having recently had their amber ale, which was a bit of a fizzy mess, I was a little leery about this one. Thankfully, much better! Pours a nice deep orange amber, lacy white head. Low tropical fruit and caramel aroma. Flavours of caramel malt, with nice tropical fruit and mild pine hop character. Moderately bitter. A decent IPA, but pretty low intensity.