brokensail (10741) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is a clear golden color with a finger of white head that exhibits pretty decent retention.
S: Smells incredibly bread forward for an IPA. Some grassy hop notes in the background, but not very fragrant at all. After that, just some more bread.
T: There is at least a little bit of pine flavor in the beer, but still mostly that faint grassy touch to it. Lots of malts which are primarily the bread variety and maybe slightly toasted.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Not really sure about this beer. As an IPA, it’s certainly awful. Even as a pale ale, it’s not all that good.
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Mahaffey’s, shared with steptin. Golden color, thick white head. Aroma of wet grass and citrus. Taste has bright lemon lime and grass. Refreshing, straightforward and mellow.
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks good. Not a ton of hops in the aroma. This is quite nice. The hops really come out in the middle. Overall a light flavor though. Had on tap at Pizza Port San Clemente.
JohnnyJ (4307) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Pizza Port. Clear golden pour, small white head. Citrus, grapefruit, hops, and light bread/caramel malt. Nothing special.
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This poured a semi cloudy lighter orange color with a white head. Aroma was sweet plae malt, grassy and light citrus hops. Flavor was almost all pale malt. One could barely tell this is supposed to be an IPA. Where is the imense hop bitterness that the description depicts?
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Pizza Port OB. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small bubbly white head. Lightly hopped nose with some cereal grain in the mix. Not really fair for me to rate this beer right after I tried a 9.5% double red....
baraciisch (1806) - USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow in color... Smells like sprite, extremely citrusy aroma... Flavor is sweet and citrusy, like sprite and beer mixed together (rattler in Germany)... Hops are subtle, come through on the palate well... Pretty good beer, dont know if i should
call it that, interesting to say the least...
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft. Sampled at MN Autumn Brew Review. Poured a clear amber golden color with a slight white head. The nose was surprisingly non existant to be honest. Only a slight hop presence. The taste was more like a very subdued pale ale in that I expected a strong hop presence but there is none. The taste is just slightly sweet up front with a tiny little hop bite. Where’s the hops?! I had my sample but was not going back for another round of this one. Medium/light mouthfeel.
Holy (833) - GERMANY - SEP 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with Travlr in Mahaffey’s. On tap. Golden color with thin-to-no head that sticks to the sides of the glass. Nice easy citrus and hops in the nose. Smells fresh. The taste is more ofthe same with added bitterness that lingers on the back of the tongue. A mild alcohol flavor finds it’s way into the aftertaste.
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden pour with big white head. bready malt nose with underlying grassy hops. bitter middle and skunky resiny dry finish. You only got the wet hops in the back palate and otherwise tasted like a generic amber. Not bad but not great either