Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2011 22 oz. Bomber
Aroma has a nice hoppiness, but nothing overpowering. the malt is there but not standing out. Pours a nice orange with a white foam head that makes a short appearance before retreating to the edge of the glass.
Taste - up front caramel sweetness that ends with a nice hop crispness. This isnít the kind of IPA that tastes like a pine cone, leans more to an american interpretation of a british IPA with some sweet fruit notes. The rye is present but does not dominate this beer.
Palate - standard IPA mouthfeel.
Overall - A nice IPA to drink when youíre not in the mood for a hop monster.
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle,bread,hops,amber in color,cloudy,citrus,great ipa go and try idea,copy it rye ips, i encouraged it
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from joetheyounger... Bomber, smells good and hoppy. Piney... Close to a golden orange with a red tint... Taste is a decent dry ipa... Light pine taste, well balanced. Not picking up any rye notes....Texture is light. Decent brew. Not bad, or great.
Dogbrick (11602) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 On draught at Heroes in Fullerton. The beer is a clear dark orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Floral hops and grain in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has floral and pine notes. Bready malt in the background. The finish is hoppy with a rye and grain aftertaste. Decent brew overall.
drfabulous (6655) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 thanks to JohnC. Slightly caramel and sweet IPA. Bitter aroma. Taste of rye comes from. Some good hop flavor. Not bad.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this up at Whole Foods/ i left my wallet in El Segundo, pretty solid beer selection with a nice emphasis on locals.
The pour on this was a big hazy orange, almost Widmer Heffe like, which is strange since some of the previous reviews had it translucent and almost clear. I liked to citrusy smell, which balances with the malty taste, almost to a creamy feel. This was quite drinkable, my only concern is that these guys are inconsistant with what hitís the market and how each bottle or batch is different. I got a good one, iíll be back.
Just an update, I canít stop buying this stuff.
threefrenchs (2) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2010 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a go-to IPA. Not a hoppy as a traditional West Coast IPA. The bitterness is there, but not in your face. If you are lucky enough to be at the brewery when they are serving it out of the "hopinator" TRY IT. This process really smooths out the beer and brings up the aroma. would recommend this beer to anyone looking for an easy drinking, smooth IPA
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at Bootleggers Brewery. Pours a clear yellow/orange with slight white head. Aroma is rye and floral hops. Taste is mostly rye, not too many hops. On the board it was just Rustic Rye, so I was surprised to see it was an IPA here. You definitely donít get the 85 IBUs. Thereís some good hop bitter here, but just not enough.
Barreras (1568) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2010 Pours a rich brown color. Aroma of floral, and a rich hop smell. Decent bitter taste, not too overwhelming. Solid overall beer in the IPA style, aftertaste is a bite of bitterness.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 7/23/2010. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Large sized white foamy head, with excellent retention and long lasting lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, floral and spicy. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are floral and earthy. Nice rye spiciness. A touch of orange and orange peel. A very nice IPA. Somewhat different tasting, it is most definitely an IPA, yet it is NOT a hop bomb. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and spicy.