cale422 (28) - Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great brew scene in San Diego on my visit. An excellent example of a higher alcohol IPA great citrus hop nose and perfect crispness on the finish. I could drink this brew all day long.
maxwelldeux (2703) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark golden color with a rather small head. Nose has some amazing elements of citrus and floral elements. Taste has some bitterness to it, but not overly so. It feels light and crisp. Good taste.
dhunter151 (398) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Good lacing. Pine, citrus, grapefruit, some mango. Very well done west coast IPA.
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Biggs88 (17) - Philadelphia, USA - JAN 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Slowly I have been getting into IPAs. I never really like them. I feel most beer brewers just add a crap load of hops for the bitter hell of it. Few take to the time to balance the brew. Islander IPA, to me, is very well balanced. Nice and bitter with a super supportive malt backing. Very clean pour with a well built creamy tan head. The smell is very nice. Lots of warm suger, orange, lemon, grass, and pine. Bitter and very rewarding going in leading to a smooth and dry finish. some sweetness with the bitterness. I found no sourness. Lacing is wonderfull. The whole glass is layered in a coating on bubbles.
I used to grab one of these while making a sixpack. Now I just get six packs of this.
Really enjoyable and SUPER drinkable.
DanielBrown (3481) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Bottle from Stirchley Wines. Smells great, like a lush meadow. Taste is beautiful, no other word fits. Sweet, piney, resiny, oily, great balance. Wowee.
krumbum (286) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cloudy gold color. Smells like fresh hops broken in front of you. Nice slight bitter taste with very floral fruity hops. The malt balances it perfectly. Great Body to the sip.
sunevdj (2916) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2013 Bottle in somerhus. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Bitter and super hoppy. Mellow sweetness. Lots of pine. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Long, bitter finish.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a mild hazed amber color with a medium lived light beige head. Smell is fruity, piney, and hoppy, and not over the top. Some nice fruity malt character too. Taste is crisply bitter with nice pine and citrus hop flavors. Good maltiness to balance but still plenty hoppy. Full bodied with nice refreshing carbonation. Awesome drinkability and a fantastic, underrated IPA, I thought.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 Pours pale copper with a sturdy froth that lingers like a downy blanket the whole session. Malty aromas with dusty hops. Medium nectar with Soft effers for a cottony texture. Snappy jagged hops remove the plaque from my pearly whites like a good dentist. A full malt body plays mind games as the hop slayer dances to the last tune. This specimen is strictly for grapefruit rind lovers. I love it!
TRMV (6) - USA - SEP 26, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a nice rendition of a California IPA. The pour is clear and has a nice head retention. The color is a wonderful Deep Gold. The nose is that of citrusy hops and a slight hint of spruce. The flavor is extensive hops with just enough maltiness to balance out the flavor profile and spare the palate. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy. A very tasty IPA!!