HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewery. Hazy brass color with a clingy white head that lasts. Bouquet of fresh hops...very Earthy. Taste is a fresh hop elixir. There is malt there but you don’t notice it much. Very fragrant and flavorful. Yum.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Pours a clear copper color with a thin white head. Strong hop aroma features grapefruit, heavy orange and other citrus notes. These tropical fruits are a bit more restrained in the flavor, with pineapple and floral notes becoming more evident. Caramel malts keep the bitterness in check. Noticable alcohol warming in the finish. Decent mouthfeel/palate. A pretty nice IPA.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden amber with a fine bubbled eggshell head. Nice full nose of tropical fruit and caramel. Same in the flavor. Dry clean finish and a bit creamy on the palate.
sailracer (412) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a murky amber with little head. Has an initial grapefruit and passion fruit taste that mellows and lingers. A nice hop aftertaste but not overly bitter. Overall, I really liked this beer.
joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Bistro IPA fest. Nice citrus, mango, grapefruit aroma. The flavor is balanced with caramel/toffee maltiness and a big earthy finish. Very satisfying.
6ROW (416) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper to amber pour with a small off white head. standard american IPA full of C hops
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really a top notch IPA and one of my favorites from this weekend. A huge, dense, citrusy/grapefuity aroma with a balanced sweet apple-like sweetness. Bitter hops flavor really shines thru on the flavor with a length and intensity that seemed quite fresh. Sweet malts helps keep things in check and doesn’t really add much other than balance but the hops do really shine thru.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an uber-hoppy IPA. It does not mess around. Alot of hop aroma and bitterness. A sipping IPA but still balanced
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sacramento Brewing Co. Pours a copper/amber with a rather frothy beige head that laces. Pine aroma. Maybe some citrus. Medium body with almost creamy carbonation. Flavor is pine and/or grapefruit rind, and the malt is hardly noticeable at first. This is a good bitter beer, that shows a bit of florality and maltiness as the main bitter drains away. The florality comes forth with time. Bottom line: it’s bitter. Really good.
nickd717 (3563) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the ’09 Bistro IPA Fest in Hayward, CA. Orangish-amber color with a white head and good retention. Aroma very fruity with citrus and tropical fruits. Flavor is caramel malt, earth, and hops more on the citrusy end. Also some tropical fruit, pineapple and guava. Palate medium for the style.