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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our interpretation of the West Coast IPA is well-balanced and huge in hop flavor and aroma without overpowering bitterness. A blend of hop varietals yields tropical fruit aromatics that give way to flavors of grapefruit and pine. The balancing malt presence brings out a bready character and light caramel undertones that lay the foundation to showcase the hops. Welcome to the endless West-Coast Summer!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeworrall (83) - USA - FEB 20, 2014
poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass, it is a hazy, cloudy almost opaque yellow-orange with a nice head. Itís labeled a "West Coast IPA"... Not sure what make it west coast other than the fact that itís brewed in LA. At first I thought it had similarities to many other IPAís: nice citrus aroma, generous head, a touch of bitterness. What makes this IPA different is the amount of biscuit malt flavor it has. Yes, there are the expected grapefruit and pine hop notes, but this has way more malted barley presence than any other IPA I have had in recent memory.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Very solid beer very well-balanced nice hop aroma very citrusy piney grassy nice dry finish excellent carbonation great bear

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chadski4 (115) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 My first experience from this local brewery and it was a good one. Fantastic aroma and taste. Canít wait to get some more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1295) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Nice hop aroma. Sweet taste. Malty sweetness. Thin head. Hop not to much semico. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, yellow-orange pour with white head, aroma brought big pine, grass, orange peel, citrusy notes into caramel, toffee, slight spice, the hops shine through on this one. Taste is nice, big orange, grapefruit, and lemony notes into grassy, spicy hops, nice biscuit, caramel in there, finishing bitter. Their best beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
bottle from Craftshack, copper orange pour, caramel malts and medium pine & citrus hops. perhaps a tad to old. underlying fruitiness. Average IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Appeared as a golden blonde liquid with a thin layer of foam. Aroma is faint with only a minor scent of musty hops. Luckily, the flavor delivers more of a punch with a bitter bite of hops that shine in the spot light while the malts do their job and prop up the beer and its hidden 7 %ABV. Nice job and I would consider this West Coast IPA to be standard to the style for the price.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnbuck100 (239) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
bomber from whole foods Santa Barbara. I really like the offerings from this brewery. Really nice west coast IPA that can stand up well against Stone or the myriad of northern california and oregon offerings. citrus out the wazoo, complex palate, lingering hops. really enjoyed this one, although their XPA is even better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badpuppy69 (230) - orange, California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Pours a light gold color with a decent head in a taster glass. Aroma is grapefruit and Orange with a bready sweet Barely corn malty note with a citrucy tropical hop presence. Taste is more citrucy hop foreword with the sweet Barely corn malt backbone. Very very nice Ipa!!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR (40) - - AUG 29, 2013
Tasty I can feel and taste the grapefruit heavy grapefruit actually in a good way ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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