johnbuck100 (266) - 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.
bnoel09 (515) - 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 (3984) - 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 (854) - 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 (7371) - 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 (236) - 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 (3536) - 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.
chadje (202) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap. Pours a orange color with a nice white head. Aroma is hoppy with grapefruit and orange.
reggiedunlop (3538) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden/orange color with a medium white head. Aroma has earthy hoppiness accented with grapefruit and orange. Flavor is fairly earthy and resinous with hints of pine and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with a dry and very earthy/bitter finish that lingers to resinous.
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the taproom. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is hoppy, marmalade. Taste is bitter marmalade, pineapple, maybe melon. Oily mouthfeel, a bit of a boozy kick towards the end. Uh, this one’s interesting and unusual, but something about this bothers me.