joeneugs (2625) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml. bottle. It pours a nice clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is rather muted, but has some floral, earthy, piney and citrus hops. The flavor is strongly bitter with some dry bread crust maltiness, pine, and florals. Not much else. Pretty earthy in the finish. Clean flavor with a dry finish. Pretty decent IPA.
JohnGalt1 (204) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sturdy 500 ml bottle picked up at Brewforia Meridian last week... Paid a pricey $5ish for the opportunity... Poured tonight into my Funk Fest goblet... 2 finger white head last quite a while.. decent lacing... the brew is hazy golden.
Nose is big floral hoppiness with a pungent pithy citrus zest element too.... definitely some toasty maltiness to help balance, but not too malty really.
Good bitterness that moves from front to back and is balanced nicely by the above mentioned toastiness and a resinous citrus hoppiness.
light/medium carbonation.. but the body is pretty light given the residual maltiness... honestly pretty darn drinkable...
Good beer... Too expensive though... Way too expensive.
bytemesis (2179) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, small white head, some lacing. Aroma is caramel and pine. Aged. Flavor is the same, light sweet, medium bitter. This is old, but no date on it, so fuck them.
dhunter151 (403) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Citrus, tropical fruit, pine. At first all I got was bitterness but it mellowed out and became more drinkable. Pretty tasty.
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BeerFunGuy (413) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This golden beer has a very nice citrus and pine aroma. It hits your tongue hard with a hoppy bite but mellows out quite quickly.
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douglas88 (5173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Belmont. I’m a sucker for casks. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is light Pils malt and big oranges. The flavor certainly shines with fruity citrus hops, some base Munich shows along with lingering medium bitterness. Quite good.
BrixandBrews (23) - West Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a joy to finally have this brewery in bottles. My first experience seeing them in Hood River seems like 5 years back, now. Opening my first bar 3 years back, they were high on the list for my tap handles. As I only featured one brewery at a time. Hop Lava is molten gold!
bmerz (596) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours hazy gold eith great head and lace. Aroma is light tropical fruit, soft pine and white bread all very fresh. Flavor is classic fresh grapefruit, pale Malay sweetness, pine bitter finish. Feel is full, lively, clean, very fresh. This grew on me. Classic, simple, well done.
brokensail (9214) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Provisions Market. Golden pour with a white head. Nice grapefruit zest and pine on the nose. A bit of orange and tangerine. Decent amount of bread and dough, too. Slightly sweet doughy malt flavor, bread, and some bitterness. Pine, grapefruit, and tangerine flavors as well. Slight grassiness on the finish.
StefanSD (1932) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a translucent copper color with a big sudsy white head that has very good retention. The aroma is mild with corn, roasted grains, and a hint of musty citrus. The taste is dominated by the barley with spicy hops trying desperately to assert themselves. The palate was a bit thin and the carbonation was soft. Finishes medium in duration and astringent. Overall: meh