liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub in Sunnyvale, CA. Aroma: malty and citrusy, with hints of bread, hay, and barnyard. Taste/Palate: crisp; starts sweet; finishes bitter.
Koskela (375) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
You can smell the hops in this one just a little bit. The coloor is a clear amber. It was bitter and hoppy then sweet. Not a bad brew it was light bodied another good summer brew.
jazz88 (2590) - 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.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Grapefruit pine and mild marijuana aroma. Bright palate and a very nice grapefruit and caramel taste layered with citrus and a pleasant bitterness.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Gold with a small white head. Big, expressive fruity hop aroma with lots of peach and pine. The flavor starts out with a light caramel malt sweetness, and transitions into a peach, tangerine, and pine hop flavor. Bitter, but not harsh finish. Medium body with good carbonation. Lots of fruity hop flavor. Nice stuff.
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!
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pint cask at brewpub - Aroma is citrus hops and caramel malt. Pours yellow with a small head and good lacing. Flavor is crisp citrus hops with a nice smooth malty finish. Cask giving the proper temp and carbonation right away which was nice since I was in a hurry. Palate is tart and creamy. While this IPA isnít anything special, it was still quite tasty.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery, this beer is suprisingly low on bitterness and high on flavor and aroma for an IPA. Extremely fresh and tasty, I definately went back for another beer. Very well balanced IPA.
marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear copper with a decent off-white head and a floral aroma. There is an excellent caramel malt base with some subtle tasty hop bitterness.