ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bold lemon and orange nose. Light body, sightly opaque, but gold to orange color. Flavors of fresh lemon, orange and toast. Medium, dry finish, very zesty.
Gription79 (2409) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brewery. Very fruity nose, guava, citrusy, very pleasant nose, soft bready malts, firm bitterness, a bit to resinous to be easy drinking. Very tasty overall.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy amber-brown with a sticky head. Lots of hops in the aroma with mainly pine and grapefruit. Sweet as well. The flavor has pine and bitter grapefruit juice with a malty and somewhat sweet body giving way to a spicy finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Plenty of malt, but still mainly leaning on juicy and resinous hop flavors and bitterness. Properly bitter without being harsh. A very pleasant beer to drink.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy sun tea orange with a well retained light beige head. Resiny citrus and herbal hops dominate the earthy sweet caramel backbone. Flavor has a lot of sweet orange citrus hops that blend well with the caramel, and I actually do taste a little tea as well. Dry finish with bitterness @ a 6-7 at the back corners of my tongue. Smooth full body with the alcohol masked very well. I thought this was pretty good, and more akin to DIPAs back home (not West Coast), as I understand the brewer was from Flossmoor--makes sense..
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful hazy golden orange, very hoppy, not a lot of malts, little caramel.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ brewery. Dark, honey-colored body topped with a big head leaving lots of lace, looks great. Medium-full body with foamy carbonation for a nice finish. Almost no aroma, honey and hops--hard to smell. Sugary malts on flavor with light hops, mostly pine. Could definitely use the dry-hopping and the flavorful zip of the rockslide, then this would be awesome. It’s got body and looks, but the flavor//aroma just aren’t strong enough.
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy amber red ale with a thin lacing off white head. Aroma of British and American hops, grassy, and fresh grains. In mouth, a good oily malt with c-hops, herbal, pinhey and pleasant. Rich and smooth. On tap at brewpub August 19, 2009.
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a nice off-white head. Light grapfruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor Decent bitterness. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine lingers. Nice hop flavor.
DocLock (8252) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Craft. Pours hazy golden with off-white head. Nose is imperial pale-ish, with cloying pale malt, honey, caro syrup, citric hops. Tastes on the sweet side, syrupy, with assertive hops and a bit of heat as it warms.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the Bistro Double IPA Festival on 2/7/2009. This Imperial IPA pours a slightly cloudy orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is orange peel, floral, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are cirrusy and floral. Lots of orange peel and orange flavors in this one. Good carbonation. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.