johnbuck100 (223) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber from whole foods santa barbara. this beer was everywhere on tap during my week in santa barbara, which makes sense because the brewery is in a nearby town, in the santa ynez valley. i would give this beer’s name a "5" but unfortunately names are not on the rating system. perhaps they should be added? there is so much competition by good ipa’s in california that it is easy to give this beer a "good but not great" rating, which is what i give it. that is not to say that this is not a nice hoppy citrusy ale, because it is. a very "drinkable" ipa. very dry, as others have noted.
pinkzambia (1388) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Clear copper color with a small off-white head. Peppery lemon aroma with a piney hop flavor with a little egg in the aftertaste followed by some bitterness. Average body - not too thick or thin. Quite tasty!
birdmachine (153) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, on countless occasions. Pretty much my “go-to” IPA here on the Central Coast. Aroma is a nice bouquet of citrus (orange, tangerine), floral hops and a light herbal quality. Cool tropical mix with a hint of lemongrass. Pours a filtered golden color with a nice soapy white head. The head lasts for a while before finally dissipating to a thin ring on the edges. Taste follows aroma, but it is not as citrus forward. The taste is orange blossom sweetness with lingering bitterness. Sweet grain, some grass, nice malt balance. Body is a little thin with medium-high carbonation. The finish is drier than your average IPA. Aftertaste has lingering citrusy bitterness. Overall a very clean, fruity IPA that stays clear of the DANK, with some herbal quality in aroma. The body a little light, but I really dig the dry finish.
jjh19 (47) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Poured a little cloudy with an average head.
Smell: I got piney hops in the nose.
Taste: Not as hoppy as I anticipated from the smell. More disappointing: I’m getting wet cardboard on my tastebuds.
Mouthfeel: Medium body.
Drinkability: Just too sharp in the aftertaste and unbalanced for my palette. Maybe a bad bottle? One thing I really liked: the bottle art. Upbeat typography and art set an optimistic tone.
RedSox2004 (1098) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Dark amber, almost brown, with a one-finger white head and decent lace. Notes of toffee and nuts, but little in terms of hops. Medium body, minimal carbonation, prickly mouthfeel, seetish finish.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light amber/gold with a frothy/bubbly white head. Aroma is light fruit and berry. Med body. Flavor is bitingly bitter. If you like this try El Toro Deuce. A malty backbone that only shows up occasionally. I doubt ale gets more bitter, and the fruit/berry aspects are very nice and balance the bitterness.
Hihosteveareno (9) - - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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swoopjones (5219) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, orange somewhat murky, medium to fuller bodied. Orange marmalade, peanut skins, citrus notes in both aroma & flavor. Caramel/toffee malt backbone.
ilovedarkbeer (2181) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange color. Dry, fresh, and highly floral. Comes across crisp but supple. Interesting.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle -
A very solid IPA from a CA brewer I’m not really familair with. The beer pours out a clear orangish/amber body with a 2" off-white cap, nice staying power and good lacing. Aroma of grass, orange juice, rose petals and lemon zest. Flavor is aggressively hopped with citrus and tropical fruits dominating, pine sap on the back end and kind woody/earthy flavored in the middle. I really dig the floral character of this beer, as it almost has a rosewater effect. Very tasty.
Sathorael (142) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours medium burnished gold with small, quickly dissipating foam and decent lacing. Aromas of pine, citrus zest, orange, and mild malty sweetness. Taste is fresh hop bitterness and citrus with a mild malty sweetness, slightly biscuity and has a mild funk. Finish a lightly carbonated and smooth with a slight lingering bitterness.