prettyham (27) - California, USA - APR 21, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge hop aroma and very balanced brew. I love the aroma and just the right amount of bitterness. Great
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(on-tap @ Cato’s) pint is a gorgeous bright-glowing amber with a slight head that sticks around as a heavy collar and and laces well. nose is pure clean hop juice - wonderful tangerine-like citrus notes mixed with pure northwest pine needles. flavor is again hops first, but the malt underpinning is quite pleasantly grainy, with a clean, lightly toasted charecter. the hop flavor is clear and well defined. alcohol is not apparent. very nice, clean, balanced beer - a very satisfying IPA (yeah yeah, I know they call it an APA).
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 ounce sample on tap at the Raley Field Brewfest. Wonderful aromatic hempy, catty hoppy simcoe nose. Some orange citrus notes are present. Me oh my, I do like myself some simcoe. Wonderfully quaffable. Transparent orange body with an off-white head. Starts with an onslaught of simcoe hops. Catty, hempy goodness. Becomes sticky and chewy with perhaps some caramel in the body. Finishes with more hops with some moderate spiciness followed by more catty flavors late. One dimensional, but that dimension is damn fine.
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Six pack from Holiday Wine. This beer is great. More than regular IPAs, I can really taste a US pale ale underneath the late hops. So for me, it is a Pale Ale that just happens to have major things hoppening, rather than a beer with a large hop profile fully integrated. I can taste the mineral, watery more malty character of the base beer and the contrast is well done. The late hops are dry and almost vaporous. Finish is like a peachflower. Unreal. Such good work.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge aroma of tangerine - methinks some amarillo run afoot. Light amber in color and a decent white head. Some sweet caramel malt is in play and holding hands with tangy and omnipresent lemon and orange hops. Incredible balance here and extremely quaffable. A top-shelf pale ale. Kudos to Rodger.
eli723 (20) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap in my garage - one of the best fresh hopped American Pales. Pure white head that hangs on for most of the pint. Definite grapefruit aroma, floral hops up front, not too bitter at any point during drinking. Will be sad to see this keg emptied. What a delightful beer.
raradel (325) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best Pale ale I have had to date, huge body and floral bright flavors balanced nicely. Could have a more diverse flavor but that’s being very very picky! Really good! - Enjoyed at MPCC in California
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber gold with a 1/4 inch soapy gathering of suds.
Aroma: An awesome bouquet of citrus notes, orange, lemon, pineapple and a small but noticeable bit of sweetness.
Taste: Dry spicy pale malt, a huge mouthful of aggressive grapefruit and pine hop notes. Finishes super clean and juicy.
Mouthfeel: Juicy and crisp.
Overall: A super balanced amazingly aromatic perfectly made beer.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2006. My man Rodger does it again. This guy knows how to brew hoppy beers and this is yet another example. As Rodger said, 1/2 the Denoggonizer. Huge clean, crisp, fresh hop aroma. A great beer when you want hops but don’t want to over do it w/ a high alcohol double IPA.
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer 45. Very cloudy but a very hoppy aroma. Taste is almost more like an IPA or a doulbe than an APA, so well done for only 5.5%. Almost too much - I can’t believe I said that.