Jmmyer07 (10) - - SEP 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought this was a pretty good IPA but they need to change the Style because it is really a RYE IPA. Nice citrus,piney. More body then the Westcoast IPA still very delicious. I would seek out again.
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports a full nearly creamy head of tan foam. Right when I pop the top my aromatic senses are assaulted by garlic and shallots and onion dank hoppy goodness. Upon further inspection the dankness doesn’t seem as bold and I also pick up thin snippets of citrus hops. The taste is similar, yes I say, as I get a nice mix of dank earthy shallot like hop flavor and bitterness with a flash of citrus too. It moves into being progressively more bitter midway and into the finish enhancing the experience. This is nice stuff with pleasing balance between hop bitterness, hop flavor and a lightly sweet malty body.
halfbarrelbc12 (4) - - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma is dominated by pine and caramel, reminds me of Denogginizer. Dark golden, brilliant white head, great lacing! Rye evident, booze subdued, tremendous balance: caramel and pine. Rye makes for a slick and smooth mouthfeel, little to no astringency. Overall a great case study in a balanced IPA; reminding us that IPA can be just as much about a malt profile as the hops, very drinkable. Not a common flavor profile for the region- this beer stands out, like it or not!
mikedR (936) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice IPA that hits all the notes of the West Coast style. Good malty backbone, betrayed by the copper pour, with a nice froth. Pine in aroma and what hits you first in taste. This gives way to a lingering bitterness. Not a bad beer.
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ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, tropical, citrus, and pine hops with some sweet caramel and bready malts.
T - Starts off with grapefruit, tropical, and citrus hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine hops and some more resiny bitterness. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with some sweet caramel and bready malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice hop profile and bitterness throughout. Good hop and malt balance as well.
JustDrinkIt (241) - Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange pour, plenty of white head (overflowed when I opened it.) Aroma of tangerine, tropical hops. Flavor is very balanced citrus, light stone fruit, and tropical hops.
skoisirius (1466) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 Pint ;). Love it. As described on the label, this is one well balanced IPA, but like...perfect. Not too over the top, not too underwhelming, right in the middle. Flavors abound. Sessionable, but thick! Dank. Thanks to City Beer for the recommendation!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on draft at Cismontane’s Grand Opening Party.
This is a nicely balanced IPA. Some nice citric and floral hops are complemented with maltiness.
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.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample. Rating #9. A real nice ipa, this is one I could drink all day, good beer. (1755)