johnbuck100 (277) - 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.
maekchu (3221) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Big Sky restaurant in San Luis. Fat fruity nose. Thin copper color. Tangy, with citrus. A big fruity jum in mid palate, peach, some caramel, and moderate bitter track. Pleasant stuff.
ajnepple (4662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle at Shutters on the Beach. Orange appearance with a frothy white head. Notes of toasted grain, grass, citrus fruit and pine in the nose. Similar flavor, moderately bitter with a light dry finish. Solid IPA overall.
ADfan (752) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In the glass it has an amber color with a small head. The aroma has citrus and pine needles. The taste has more citrus with some bitterness up front. There is a resin taste on the finish.
bnoel09 (570) - Elk Grove, California, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from the bottle into a shaker glass. Golden color with a cream colored head and nice lacing. Aroma is sweet and bready with some floral hops. It could be my mind playing tricks on me since I know they're in there, but I swear I'm picking up the poppy seeds in the aroma too. There is a lot of malt notes in the flavor with breadiness and sweetness that seems like toffee, but may be some influence from the poppy seeds. Floral hops come in towards the finish. A little unbalanced towards the sweet malty side for my taste. Light / medium bodied and there seems to be some diacetyl present. Not very impressed.
JohnRMurdoch (4165) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from BevMo Pasadena. Hazy Amber, good head. Citrus fruit grain hop aroma. Resin & mandarin orange flavour. Flowery resin hop aftertaste. A bit unbalanced.
Freaky_tiki (971) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toronto Cask Days 2015. Man this is damn fresh beer. Dripping with mosiac hops. Candy, fruit salad, squeezed citrus, berries. Low bitterness. Sad I probably won’t ever see this beer again.
blipp (7779) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Citric hoppy base, with mild malty sweetness, and mild-moderate bitterness. Solid.
BeerGainz (6) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good ol’ hoppy west coast IPA. Rather mellow and easy to drink but still has a nice bitter bite at the end that doesn’t linger.
Hoprider (331) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden copper pour with a small semi frothy head. Almost no nose at all. Just a small hint of sweet grapefruit and sweet white wine. Taste is very mild, nice mouthfeel but not much hop in the taste. Not enough to call it hoppy poppy.. And this was bought in Santa Barbara so one would assume this was would be somewhat fresh. Weak finish. Not at bad beer but had higher hopes.
Marheb (4206) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(En fût au taproom de Santa Barbara): Amertume terreuse après une bonne savate caramel/érable, thé noir et agrumes pales.