iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, no date as a bonus from Sparky27, thanks Eric! Clear honey golden with a one finger off-white head, pretty good retention. Aroma is dominant of sweaty citrus Cascades and a good amount of pine hops that blend into the sweet caramel malts and cotton candy that have the pine smelling sweet. I love it when they do that, though nothing else seems to be going on. Flavor has the pine turning a bit perfumey and the caramel malts a bit buttery. The finish is semi-dry with bitterness peaking around a 3. Light body with low carbonation. What’s here is actually pretty good, but kinda one-dimensional overall.
KUEric (889) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Scottsdale Brewery location. Good beer. Lots of hops, like an IPA from the west coast should be.
Nice clean look with minimal head, not a ton of aroma. Flavor was hops and delicious.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery in Tempe. Poured a clear copper with almost no head. Kind of generic as IPAs go, hoppy as expected, with its only distinguishing characteristic being a great brightness. Relatively low ABV but what little alcohol exists is well-hidden.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. So much better than I remember it! Clear, hoppy but not at all bittering or resiny or syrupy or piney. Just direct citrus hoppiness. Not quite as bright as the Raj but still crisp as hell and refreshing.
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at GABF 2008. Clear yellow - white head. Wet dog, giraf, leverpostej, pate, almost no hops, boring, dissapointing.
bhensonb (12572) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the brewpub in Tempe. Copper color with a foamy white head. Nice pine hop aroma with a bit of citrus. Medium body with lush carbonation. Flavor is resin over caramel background. Finish is pine and floral bitter. Very good.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at the brewpub. Best of the lot, but that’s not saying much. Mildly Hoppy. Nice, but nothing special.
fordest (2063) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at 1702 with FlacoAlto. Very fruity and hoppy on the nose. Malt in there too. Flavors were more citrus hops with grapefruit and tangerine and a rather floral finish. Pretty good.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handbottle from FlacoAlto. Pours a crystal clear, medium golden-amber color. A small, foamy white head settles to a patchy, bubbly layer, scattered micro-spots of lace marking the glass. The aroma shows bright, hoppy citrus notes of grapefruit, orange, and lemon over a light bed of toasty bread notes and delicate toffee. The flavor is the mirror image of the nose, a lightly sweet, toasty malt backdrop with a fresh blend of citrusy hops. Excellent drinkability and supreme balance without any annoying astringency. Medium-light bodied and moderately carbonated, this one goes down really easy. There aren’t many bells and whistles, but sometimes well-executed simplicity is best. Great session IPA.
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz hand bottle acquired in trade with FlacoAlto (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of citrus and pine. Tastes of citrus, pine, lightly floral, and touch of caramel.