joeneugs (2143) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It pours clear dark orange with a disappearing off white head. The aroma has tropical fruit, caramel and buttered toffee. The flavor has some piney bitterness with caramel and alcohol. Very simple IPA with a harsh bitterness. Not my favorite.
Anova167 (210) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Standard good lookin appearance. Aroma is peppery, piney, juniper berries with some bready malt. Strangely thin body. Flavor is piney and peppery with a bit of astringent. Malts are present and bready. Not great compared to other choices.
thome50 (573) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Bru in Lake Forest. Was assured by the bartender that they had just gotten this keg in today and just tapped it. Pours a dark orange with average off white head that doesn’t linger. Aroma is malt heavy with some bread and minimal, at best, hop/citrus presence. Taste is horrible. Bready, rye and forward first malt bill just put this one over the top. There is little to no sweetness and the hops are about 5% of this beer. This is just a horrible IPA that I have to think is really, really old. All the characteristics of an old IPA are here. If this isn’t then there really is some deep issues with this "IPA".
ChazMania (639) - Pasadena, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 On draft at Tonys Darts Away: mellow nose not much there. Orange yellow with small frothy head. The Rye tastes more upfront than bootleggers rye. Nice creamy body. Decent but not mind blowing.
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3/9/12: lowered from 3.4 to 2.5: This is from a bomber just bought at Whole Foods. It tastes like aspirin. Really thin body, harsh aftertaste. Bummer. It smells ok, it looks clean and good, but it tastes meh.....
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, caramel, grain, and citrus. Flavor of orange, caramel, mango, and grapefruit with a bitter finish.
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Hollingshead’s, Orange. Pours a beautiful orange color. Very light aroma. Perfect amount of hops for a traditional IPA. An impressive yet subtle beer for the more experienced drinker.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy orangish pour. White head. Aroma of tropical fruit, resin, some sticky malts. Flavor is lightly bitter, tropic fruit, caramel.
dukeredhair (234) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is hops with a weird hint of body odor or wet, slightly fertalized grass. Appearnce is golden clear with a white head. Taste is grass pine pretty standard stuff but I can’t get past the weird odor. Palate is a bit thick and not terribly refreshing. Overall there are some issues going on here that I am having trouble dealing with.
badlizard (5156) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light orange with a fluffy white head. Sweet caramel and grapefruit aroma and taste with an earthy citrus finish.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (1Pint) pours a nice deep orange and golden color. Head is a white/off-white color. The aroma is full of hop resin character. The taste is very similar. This is not a stunning beer, but it is a very drinkable and enjoyable beer.