KegOstertag (75) - - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank from 22oz bottle poured into glass. Aroma- citrus hoppy notes. Wonderful aroma. Appearance- redish ruby color with light head. Appealing and different color. Taste- fantastic. Hoppy with floral notes. Can tell it would be a good standalone ipa but has a twist. Palate-sweet and sour guava tasting afteraste. Overall- very please. Enjoyed this special brew.
DedicatedToFun (742) - SoCal, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall very good IPA, hoppy, much darker than I expected on tap at Venice ale house Venice beach!
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pine and light fruity flavor. Medium bodied. OK bitterness. Pine and light fruitiness lingers with light grapefruit.
Dodgrblu (328) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hot City Pizza, slight reddish appearance, bready finish. Decent IPA, more smooth than bitter.
oRos (645) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at capitol beer. Pours ruby copper with white head. Taste is malty, bready mouth feel. Nice hop finish fruity
adamah (88) - - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flowery and citrusy aroma. Ruby red color with minimal head. The flavor is slightly bitter but mostly sweet. It is easy to drink and very unique, worth trying at least once.
junon (327) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral and bready bouquet. Pretty viscus. Tastes dried peaches. Crisp. Lite finish. Would like just a bit more bitterness.
anders37 (12974) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pinkish reddish color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma with hints of hibiscus. Fruity malty spicy hoppy hibiscus flavor. has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
DocJitsu (334) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a collaborative effort between CBC and Maui Brewing. One diminutive, but I’m told "strong" gal from Maui Brewing came out to Coronado to create this interesting concoction. It’s the most beautiful ale I’ve ever seen. Such a vibrant rose color. My only regret is that the white head faded so quickly. Emanating from the glass is a lovely grapefruit nose that nearly rivals it’s appearance. The mouthfeel is nearly perfect. Very wet, slick with just the right amount of carbonation burn. Ok, the flavor is unique. Particularly, when considered in the context of the grapefruit bouquet. It is tart and floral. The flavor is consistent throughout. Some lagerish notes at the very finish.
jcr (1956) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cloudy amber body. Frothy, off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Floral aroma along with citrus and toasted grain. Hibiscus, orange. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lightly tart. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Strong hibiscus taste bumps into lingering bitterness and the two clash more than work together. Still, this is an interesting beer with more complexity than most IPAs.
probstblueribbon (2418) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber via Lubiere, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep pinkish-amber with a slightly pinkish off-white head.
Aroma: Strong, dark, dank hops (I think it’s the Chinook, plenty of pine, peppery, there is a slight floral aroma, light, dusty brown sugar and caramel/toffee, vaguely fruity too.
Palate: Medium body, relaxed effervescence.
Flav.: Way more hibiscus comes through in mouth, still plenty of deeply resinous hops, pine, barely enough malt support (toast crust, a touch of caramel); dry with surprisingly low bitterness and an oddly empty sort of feel when you swallow, a touch astringent, almost an umami thing, definitely some hibiscus, reminiscent of an herbal tea, a bit of a let down in the finish.
Interesting idea. Might not be the ideal match...