chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Guest draft @ Dark Lord Day. Pours copper with thin tan head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Aroma bitter flavor through out. Still angry none of the pizza port taps were working, but this was a great second choice.
ghawener (1457) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 23, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Sent from San Diego to El Salvador, enjoyed with my brother and the former Beer Culture Coordinator from the local brewery. Brother preferred my home brew... all I can say is this is excellent!
joKing (11) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Here’s my dirtly little secret... Firestone Walker Union Jack.
Similar hopping schedule to Pliny (Simcoe, Columbus which is Tomohawk in this brew, Centennial) the only diference is Cascade... but you can taste the difference.
The point being "YOU CAN TASTE THE DIFFERENCE". This little dark horse is up there. I got 6 and will probably get 6 more... crack into it - you’ll see!
gowdy (727) - 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 (2175) - 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 (2980) - 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 (305) - 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.