Koskela (193) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malty and sweet with a smell of hops. The color is a light amber orangy color and pretty hazy. Also has a light head retention. The taste is malty at first but quickly fades into bitter then comes back in the aftertaste. You can taste both sweet and bitter at the same time in the aftertaste. And you get a bit of the alcohol flavor as well. Its a med./light body with good carb. Worth a buy
Heromark (30) - - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite beers! Bold, hoppy flavor. Much better on draft, but still really good in a bottle. I highly recommend it!!
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Fatehunter (970) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a finger of head on a clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma is lots of citrus: orange, mandarin, lemon and grapefruit.
The taste starts with a strong pine bitterness, moderated by the malt, but still finishes with a dry pine bitterness. Good balance.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A delicious IPA.
Masterkush7 (144) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle good color hop/floral aroma a little thin over all but decent flavor
theOptimator (268) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrus pineapple floral, sweet malt. Light butter as it warms. Appearance is golden copper. Clear with medium light tan head that dissipates quickly. Taste is sweet malt forward, citrus pineapple floral hops and a sharp bitterness, bit of chalk. Hint of diacetyl as it warms, which isnt hurting anything. Palate is pretty full for a smaller IPA. This helps the flavor come through. Overall this is a nice IPA. Even though the aroma hopping is not unique, it is good. The bitterness is crisp but smooth and again it has a uniquely full body. Almost like it isn’t quite fully attenuated, maybe the diacetyl? Enjoyable beer and worth a try IMO.
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the shop in Yosemite village in the US. Dark orange, copper body with an off-white head. Citrus hops in the nose. Strong carbonation. Bitter finish.
snoworsummer (1042) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Yosemite. Tastes slightly bitter, like tobacco, raisins, some alcohol, earthiness. Light body and medium carbonation. Dark fruit smell.
hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Pours a rich copper with a big, rocky foamy off-white head that left big gobs of lacing. Nose is very floral hops. Nice caramel malt backbone. Medium in body with a resinous mouthfeel. Almost sticky. Flavor is very hoppy....with flowers as in the aroma, butt lots of pine and citrus. The finish is bitter but not strongly so. Nearly perfiect. Very tasty and easy drinking. I liked this one a lot..
Strykzone (4218) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This pours with a three finger off white head that falls leaving mesa in the middle. The beer is clear honey golden. Lacing is a crazing appearance. A citrus and caramel aroma hints at a class is west coast IPA. The flavor begins with bigger malts than expected. They are big enough to be in a double. They are caramel and pale. That puts the hops on the short side of the balance. Citrus leads and I never got floral or pine. If this was Dust Bowl’s first offering it was a good one.
BrewDude35 (2) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma 7/10, very hoppy
Appearance 5/5, good carbonation, good head, clear
Taste 6/10, overly hopped, drowns out all other flavors
Palate 3/5, very bittering
Overall 13/20, it was ok but i might have another one if i had a bad beer and needed to get the taste out of my mouth
beertholomeus (380) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light golden color with frothy white head. Aromas of hops, citrus and pine. Citrus and hop flavors. Medium light body and a mildly bitter finish.