mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body with an chunky off-white head. Aroma is pretty hoppy, mostly citrus and resin, but very earthy. As it opens up a bit, more of the malt comes through in the nose. The flavor is similar; starts pretty hoppy, but moves on to a more malt-forward IPA as it warms. Overall, a very good IPA. Definitely moving this into the regular 6-pack rotation.
GarrettB (1016) - 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 (19) - - 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 (1634) - 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 (106) - - 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 (3423) - 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 (471) - 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.
kanerjus (46) - orimattila, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sitruksisuutta. tuoksu ei oikein aukea. kuiva ja katkera. yllättävän kevyt ja raikas. liian simppeli. ei mitään herkumakuja. katkeruus on hyvällä tasolla mutta kaipaisi jotain lisää.
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity passionfruit aroma. Clear golden colour with good head. Great blend of malt and hops with bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
PorterPounder (5448) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Las Vegas, NV - Total Wine - Summerlin - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, nice thick khaki colored head, nice thick lacing. Aroma has some sweet spruce accents, some resiny pine accents. Succulent flavor with some juicy fruit gum, some fresh grapefruit slices, a touch of sweet maple syrup, a brief touch of spearmint. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Excellent IPA - not overdone at all.
Desverger (1783) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, CPH - amber coloured pour with thin white head. Medley of tropical and citrus fruits in the aroma and taste, caramel malts, light toffee, resiny and herbal nuances, refreshing and easy drinking for the ABV. Gorgeous.