savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a fluffy off white head that leaves a nice bit of lacing. Huge aroma of citrus fruity, pine and flowers. Starts sweet and then the bitterness comes on and leaves a long bitter finish. Malty medium body that is almost syrupy but cut nice with an active carbonation. The alcohol is completely hidden. Very good IPA.
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 13, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bonus beer from bitbucket. Pours a clear light gold with a meringue like head. Citrus hop aroma, which actually understates the flavor in this one. Flavor wise, this is just a perfect IPA, resinous, chewy, with great hop to malt over-the-top but yummy ratio. I would KILL to have this on tap year round in my house.
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - JUL 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Momma Mia. Big IPA, coming close to Double IPA territory. Nose is big and grapefruity. Very west coast. Pour is good, lots of carbonation and big milky head. Big full mouthfeel with a good smack of american hops during and after consuming. Really moreish. Knocked off a point cos it’s so expensive here (1500 yen for a bomber - about 16 to 17 US dollars). Would drink again If it were a bit cheaper.
FrostedMug (8) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Possibly the best ale I ever bought - the first six pack. The second six pack seemed not as good. Like the California Pale, it was too carbonated and the flavor had slipped from that original excellent taste. Still great but somehow went from number one to number three on my list.
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The floral burst on the nose of this IPA is quite outstanding. Chalk full of fruit it really comes of like a riesling on. Grapefruit and some lemon and a little blood orange. Pours Opaque yellow with a tinge orange. Medium body with balanced carbonation and a very crisp finish. Flavor is three fold..1) Fruit on the tip. 2) some malt, grapefruit and orange, pine with some spice. 3) Very crisp semi dry hop citrus finish. I might be in love..
JohnnyJ (4217) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am relatively suprised by this beer. I didnt know its rate beer percentile, but I have seen it around so much that it seemed common and I didnt expect much, this is actually a very good IPA. Clear amer pour, fluffy white head. Grapefruit, grass, caramel sweetness, biscuits, citrus, and bitter piny hops. Nicely made, an excellent go-to beer.
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden color with a nice off white cap. Mouthwatering aroma of grapefruit, grass and caramel. The flavor is the same- citrus fruity, full bodied, with massive bitterness and caramel malt showing through to add some smoothness. A really nice west coast IPA.
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely a rival with Stone for best west coast IPA. Came on the recommendation of kenb and he knows his beer! Finishes with a lovely resinous feel.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/26/09 notes: bottle. Aroma is soapy and orangy, with a nice roundness about it. Flavor starts with orange marmalade, moves towards toffee-caramel, and finishes in clean, balanced bitterness. Very well balanced. A juicy, balanced IPA. Similar, but slightly more hoppy than Boulder’s Mojo IPA.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (in NZ). Pours a golden amber with a filmy head. Big aroma of citrus hops and caramal malt. Plenty of complex malt on the palate - earthy and nutty. The hops linger in the background at first before drying out the mouth in the swallow and leaving a long resiny finish.