EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden amber with white head. Aroma is first of all citrous with lemon and grapefruit, giving way to a bit of minerals, herbs and a little grainy malt. Taste is a big bite of grapefruit giving way to sweet malt. Excellent balance and surprisingly smooth in the mouth for an IPA. When of the best West Coast IPAs.
crossovert (9564) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle says 03/15/10.
Pours a nice orangeish gold with a creamy. bubbly white head.
It does have a nice scent, high on citrus and some sugary malt.
Mmm, this one tastes delicious. Nice grapefruit rind is accented by some spicy/herbal character with a nice bitterness. Some pine creeps in in the aftertaste. I love these hops.
A solid west coast IPA in my book.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-21-2010 23:31:31
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As my taste for IPA’s continues to grow, this fits in quite well with the San Diego IPA’s I love so much. Had this on tap at the brewery. Crisp and refreshing for sure.
viking1212 (10) - Sparks, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity aroma, resiny and pineapple. Nice color and body. Somewhat harsh finish.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle post GBBF, Day 2, August 2009. Gold colour. From the name I thought this was going to be an IPA using UK hops and it certainly didn’t seem that big on "C" hops. It did have a decent leafy hop character and more isn’t necessarily better in every case. Some citrus too. Well balanced, tasty (if relatively subtle) and very enjoyable.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2011 Bottle is a little older than I would like (4 months), but I have never had it so bought it regardless. Clear gold, frothy white head. Aroma of lemon, pine, grass, light grainy sweet malt. Taste is nicely balanced, good amount of pine resin bitterness, nice sweetness present, somewhat fruity sweet. Medium body, medium carbonation. Great price as well. After drinking the whole bottle of this, I started thinking that it was a little thin bodied and the hops weren’t really as great as expected. I will get a fresher bottle next time and rerate...... Bought a bottle from a different store. Aroma is much more fresh, full of floral, pine, lemon, peach, tangerine. Taste is a bit tea-like, leafy, herb, floral, not very bitter, lots of tropical fruit and citrus.
tavernfare (1) - - FEB 12, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium citrus and green aroma. Little on the malty side for my palate for a IPA. Overall a decent drinking IPA
rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Killer IPA; near-perfect. Pours a clear, red-gold liquor with dense, foamy, off-white head that persists. The bouquet is piney, floral, sweet and of medium intensity. The mouthfeel is full with a bracing buttery-smooth hop signature that is a close-to-flawless balance of tastes: sweet malt, floral hops, the right hint of bitterness and a pleasant alcohol burn to boot. The hop finish lingers too. Now they need to begin distributing in Maryland. . .
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich golden brown with a quickly receding layer of foam. The aroma is dry and piney. The flavor is similar.
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours crystal-clear light amber, with white foamy, creamy head on top that laces averagely. Smells of pine, and some citrus, with noticeable mango at the tailend, very pleasant overall. There is some malty sweetness as well, giving it nice balance. Taste is fantastic, with mango coming out strong with the resin and sweet malt. Little bit of orange is great too. Mouthfeel is very, very silky smooth, with carbonation not very present, but still enough. Drinkability is great too, alcohol being unnoticeable. Nice tropical IPA makes you want more the more you drink.