gowdy (643) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gas at UCSD hay, citrus, golden, hazy, light body, thin feel, lively, rather pleasant.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ O’Briens. Poured clear copper-gold with a short white head. Moderate lacing. For a straight IPA, this was fantastic. Sometimes, you get the DIPA that calls itself an IPA, but this is jsut a well-done, big-hop single IPA. Crisp, fresh pink grapefruit, pine needles, orange peel, and mango in the nose. Sharp mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. No stickiness in the finish. The aroma follows through nicely in the taste. Grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and that bite of resin. The caramel malt stays muted and does not turn this into a candied mess. Please sell more bottles of this in San Diego.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomer from bevmo. Pours amber with medium white head that quickly disapears. aroma is grassy lemony,hints of grapefruit.has a nice malt backbone. I was not expecting it to be as sweet as it was . It does finish somewhat bitter. decent ipa very drinkable no hints of 7.5.abv.
Moosington (28) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hi-Time. Aroma is a sweet malty and pine/citrus combo, though not too heavy on the nose. Pours a nice vibrant golden color with a quickly dissipating small white head. Flavor follows aroma, excellent malty, spicy and citrus notes with a hop kick that stays with you. Excellent mouth feel, kinda full but still refreshing. Very nice output.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared bottle with TheBeerSommelier on 4/15/09. slight pine/grapefruit aromas, light golden color, small white head, medium body, solid hop profile... really nice citrus, spice and light malt character... and nice bitter finish. very enjoyable.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured amber with a good amount of head. Nice hoopy flavor with a lingering finish.
DubC5000 (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey colored. Strong, peaty, spicy hop aroma. Sweet malt backdrop to a powerful grassy hop taste, with a spicy, bready finish. Barely a bitter aftertaste. Awesome IPA. Could use more body.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz thanks to RiversideAK. Pours a filtered, clear golden with a soapy white head of medium size. Aroma shows mild hops. Floral, herbal, with a noted soapy character. Definitely soapy. Flavor is pretty hoppy, mildly bitter with a nice hop flavor. Relatively dry. This one tastes better than it smells. A very drinkable IPA, especially for the strength.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, golden orange color,some whitish foam, aroma is hoppy pines, flavor is good citrus with some maltiness, finish was a little thin for me, but good overal
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Wonderful intense hoppy aroma. Dryish aste. Medium bitterness.