dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
it’s good. aroma of flowers mango, pineapple fruity hops. Appearance is amber with nice head and good lacing. taste is sweet hops and malty background. palate is a bit sticky which works well with the fruity hops. overall this is a good ipa and remarkably like double jack just easier drinking.
hms (3) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is really coming at you. slightly roasty malt aromas clash with bitter and citrusy hops.
lamf (64) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours golden, clear, with nice white head. Citrus! Loads of citrus!!! Dry, bitter, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit., Drinkable. GREAT IPA!
HopfenWeisse (1022) - - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden amber color with medium head. Aroma is some hops and malt. Flavor is malt, cooked vegetables, bitter. Solid traditional ipa.
Geiserich (3348) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Golden color, white head. Aroma is light malty with candy notes, mainly hops with pine and resin aroma. Also some tropical fruitiness. Flavor is malty, sweet, candies, intensive hop notes with again mainly pine and resin, also herbal bitter hops and bitter notes of grapefruit peel. Good.
GarrettB (1022) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 2nd, 2013 - Firestone Walker is the drinkable California pride. Adorned with bears and barrels and other iconography that makes up a bright and old-fashioned coat of arms, Firestone Walker feels like an old hand in a field of young and upcoming breweries, making consistently good and boozy beers. Today I try their IPA, which I don’t see around as often as I would expect. Dressed like many other IPAs (sporting a murky brown body and large, popping bubbles), this looks regular, but the aroma quickly distinguishes it amongst others in the same class. Light and tangy, it brings with it the smell of tangerines and freshly cut orange, and even a little bit of grapefruit sweetness - a crisp smell that plants me in an imagined citrus grove. Its served with a medium body, and a noticeably strong alcohol bite. In fact, I suspect at first that this is a Double IPA. Moderate grapefruits bring the bitter while the flavors of fresh baked bread and some rustiness add layers of depth. Good bitterness, good balance, and the return of the tangerine flavor with a little warmth are the defining features of this brew which makes it seem so much more like a Double IPA than an old fashioned IPA coming out of a sparsely inventoried grocery store.
scottcowley (20) - - AUG 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA .loved this one . Very crisp and fresh tasting. Dont pass this one up . Nice crtrus piney taste.
bartlebier (1643) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz/355ml bottle, bottled 03/2014, Braufactum cooler Stadelbauer. - Pours lighter than expected, yellow with green inflections, a precursor to the lupuline layers laying in wait...Aroma of pine and citrus pith mainly, a fresh and wet effervescence that promises a bold bitterness, but not without a certain playfulness. Taste: layers of wet pine, more citrus pith and zest as it warms, leaving room for some lean biscuit malts to for the hops to play off against. - I let half of my glass warm to room temp, expecting its 7-hop bouquet to branch out into full-on pineapple and mango exotics, but got nothing more than unrelenting layers upon layers of perfectly layered, even engineered bitterness. - Another West Coast IPA forcing respect, not infatuation.
Ctplt777 (114) - - AUG 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh!!! Like super fresh. A blast of grapefruit immediately. Aroma is tons of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Just so good. Taste is nuts. Grapefruit with a subtle tropical juice presence. Just insanely good. Firestone Walker is too good for words. Highly recommend. cheers.
zach8270 (3431) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear orange with a white head. Pine resin and citrusy hops in the aroma. Flavor is bitter and resiny at the start with a ton of citrus and grapefruit hints. Bitter and sticky and lingering.
Sebilinz (479) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bottled 03.27.2014. Dark golden body with nice lasting head. Aroma is some pines some hints of fruits. I think this bottle is to old will rerate this when I will get a fresher Bottle. Nice malty body and bitter aftertaste.