Hanuta06 (321) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at The Beer Junction.
Aroma: moderate to heavily hoppy with piney overtones.
Appearance: average-sized, rocky, off-white, initial head with mostly diminishing longevity and good lacing. Sparkling, light-amber body.
Taste: moderately bitter initial flavor and moderate to heavily bitter finish with average duration.
Palate: medium bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: not bad but nothing memorable besides the aroma.
kkleu357 (277) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge bitter resin aroma. Body is light straw clear with a white head. Lots of different citrus fruit flavors. Grapefeuit, pineapple, mango, maybe some passion fruit. Very juicy and very tasty.
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great IPA pour. Cloudy pale color. Light hoppy aroma. Bitter up front, great light hoppy finish with a bitter tail. Will definitely have again.
chiiidog (25) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Easily one of the best, most balanced widely available IPAs out there. Pours golden orange. Perfect balance of hops and malt on the aroma and flavor. Insanely drinkable. Had my first one right after a Pliny and it wasn’t far off.
tpayne1987 (1) - - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good balanced West Coast Style IPA with distinct grapefruit aroma. Best enjoyed in a snifter glass. Great brewery. Great beer. Better people. Firestone Walker.
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 (1023) - - 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 (3349) - 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 (1023) - 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.