luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My comments of tasting a cask conditioned version of the IPA (Yup, I luv cask conditioned beers)
Nice golden color with a touch of haze from the dry hopping. For a cask-conditioned beer has a nice bit of lace on the glass
Being cask-conditioned has a wonderful aroma of cascade hops yielding to a sweet malty bacground
Served at the right temp for a cask-conditioned beer, starts of with nice malty flavor to be immediately followed by hop flavor and then the bitterness. Finshes off nice and dry. Since it is cask conditioned the malt background shows through well making it delightful
A very good beer from an excellent brewer.
Seems to have a slightly higher final gravity for an IPA. I like that that for an IPA does not have a tongue numbing bitterness.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 10/25 rerate: What the heck happened to this beer. It went from one of the greatest Iíve ever tried to something barely palatable. Tasted bland, grainy, stale. I guess thatís the diversity you can get with beer brewed in small batches. Iíd give this IPA about a 2. My rating will be the avg.
Original: Had this one on tap at the restaurant... WOW. I have NEVER tasted a brew with this much grapefruit flavor/aroma. I loved it. I have had so many beers with citrus hops but donít even come close to this amount of grapefruit. Iím thinking maybe they use an s-load of chinook. Iím a homebrewer and I would love to take a shot at making this IPA. Next time Iím down there Iím going to pick thethe brewmasters mind and see what heís using. Fantastic. Nicely balanced with malt. Very light body goes great with the citrus flavors. SO refreshing! I havenít been this excited about a brew in a long time. Bottoms up!
Crit (3775) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy light amber with decent white head. Hop nose. Green hop flavor...didnít like it. Seems as if the used the hops when they were still too young.
jazz88 (2655) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Slightly hazy golden orange. Lots of hops but also smooth. Tingles in the mouth. Nice malty medium body.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bitter, vague clove taste. Decent flavoring.