GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler at Dust Bowl -
Another one of the Top 5 at Dust Bowl. It’s a darker IPA than usual, and while not a Black IPA (or Cascadian or whatever you want to call it) the color of the beer really is an amberish/copper/red. The aroma was as catty of an aroma as I can recall. Underneath the cattyness of the hops lied some solid pine aroma too. Nicely balanced in the palate with a strong showing of fresh, pungent hops and a clean malt/yeast combo to really let the hops do their best, which for me in an IPA is important. Obviously a hop-forward IPA and a really successfull one at that.
Dodgrblu (627) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flaming Grill Cafe, aroma is citrus and bread, medium head, mild hoppiness.
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear red color beer. Smells of sweet hops.Hoppy front fights its way all the way to the end even through the sweet malts that come on halfway. Bitter stick left over.
nellycale (190) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Dust Bowl. Pours dark and ruddy with a tan head. Aroma is hoppy. Med body. Flavor is pretty roasted malt and citrus. Maybe a touch of pine in the finish. Quite tasty.
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thetmaxx (752) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap for beer week. Aroma is hops, citrus, some cheese. Flavor is kind of like hop water, not much malt. Palate is chalky finishes dry. It is red though
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 ounce sample on tap at Rubicon for Hoptoberfest. The aroma on this is kind of weird...I get a cheesy aroma with a mild herbal hop character. Transparent amber body with a creamy off-yellow head present, and good lacing. Starts kind of tart with light herbal hop flavors. Lightly toasted maltiness in the middle with some caramel flavors. Finishes with some mild hop bitterness and more herbal hop character. Not so great.
bhensonb (11489) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Rubicon. Pours dark and ruddy with a tan head. Aroma is hoppy. Med body. Flavor is pretty roasted malt and citrus. Maybe a touch of pine in the finish. Quite tasty.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Growler) Pours a hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, and caramel. Flavor of nuts, toasted grain, grass, citrus, pine, and caramel with a bitter finish.
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy piney bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney finish.
yespr (31773) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours hazy orange to amber with a small white head. Aroma is crisp hoppy and toasted malty. Bitter, toasted malty and crisp hoppy. Light fruity and crisp hoppy. Dry and bitter, smooth into the finish.