DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the IGA in Winters, CA. Pours a copper color with a think frothy head. Smells of citrus hop. Tasted of citrus hop, such flavors as peach, mango and maybe nectarine. One of the best regular IPA’s out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ElGaucho (2207) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at gold nugget. Surprised I hadn't rated this before. I really like the draft version as it has perfect balance and finishes like the quintessential draft IPA. The bottles version can be slightly cloying. Excellent!
biggsbowler (290) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours amber w/ white frothy head. Oranges, tangerines, and lemon zest in the nose. Nice citrus notes up front with some grassy, evergreen flavors at the finish. Between the aroma and taste, it was well balanced. The malt build was semi sweet and not overpowering. When a Cali guy send you an Oregon IPA, it must be good.
Darkmagus82 (1247) - - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-2-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice orange-copper color with a billowy three finger off white head. The head has a moderately level of staying power, fading over time to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is a delicious sweet smell of tropical fruits (tangerine, pineapple and mango) mixed with a lighter, but still quite pronounced, hop aromas of grapefruit, lemon, earth and floral notes.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit flavor upfront, with it being largely of tangerine but with other tropical and lighter fruits mixed within. A light biscuit flavor was present upfront with a grapefruit hop taste following along . As the flavor advances some of the sweeter fruit fades with a more bitter lemon flavor as well as more grapefruit hop coming to the tongue. Toward the end of the taste hints of an earthy hop as well as a bit of floral hops come to the tongue leaving a nice slightly more crisped and moderately bitter hopped flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the brew was on the medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was slightly on the lower side. A little bit more carbonation would have been nice for stimulating the taste buds in combination with the hop, but overall the mouthfeel was rather appropriate.
Overall- A very enjoyable IPA with a crisper finish and a nice hop blend.
JohnnyJ (4358) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber pour, with a light caramel colored head. Sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some butter, pine, fruity, and low bitterness. Not what I like in an IPA, too sweet.
egg (79) - USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on 9/13/14. Pours a dark copper with a fluffy just off white head that seems to be sticking around. Nose is strong, can smell it from a ways away. Delicious, grapefruit, melon, summer, amazing. Taste is fruity, same as nose, bright, melons, yummy. Soft palate. Finish is dry and hop bitter that lingers.
cafgen (134) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium orange color with a one finger head. Aroma is citrus with some pine. Taste is a nice bitterness, citrusy and a slight sweetness. A good one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cackman (2) - - SEP 7, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love citra hops so I love this beer. It’s sweet but very refreshing. Could easily drink all summer. Not as piney as other west coast IPAs but still very fruity and enjoyable.
JMCtime (14) - Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light with a strong citrus flavor and medium sweetness. Very crisp and refreshing.
Hatred (2) - - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refreshing and light for an IPA, Great citrus aroma, and a clean finish. Not too hoppy.
Had this at the MN state fair and was completely surprised.
BeerdedDave (339) - - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber color; nice, citrus hop aroma; a great citrusy hop flavor; well balanced with a fairly light malt background; easy drinking and not at all assertively hopped