J_man (924) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 On tap at Four Peaks and at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport. Crystal clear light copper color witha quickly disappearing white head. Strong fresh hop aroma rising off this. Astringent, slighty resiny pine and grapefruit and light citrus flavors from the hops with a good balance from the caramel malt flavor, but it’s really just there as a base for the hops. Definitely a hop lovers beer, the bitterness bites in and sticks around long after you’ve swallowed it. From reading a few of the other reviews, I have a feeling this beer is best fresh from the tap rather than from a bottle that’s had to travel. All these delicious hop flavors probably don’t fare as well when they aren’t as fresh which is a shame for those who aren’t in Phoenix to get it that way. Tasty, well-made IPA.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. A nice solid offering but doesn’t have anything that sets it apart from other ipa’s. Good enough that I would have again though.
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2013 Have had this on tap, this rate is from the can. Pale to look at. Big bold pine and grapefruit aromas. Fruity hop flavors are right up front, followed by bitterness mixed with a little semi sweet malt. Dry and mildy bitter finish. The beer leans more toward the hop. Slightly on the thin side.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, thanks Josh! Pours a clean light hay color with nice foamy white head. Aroma of fresh citrus. Light mouthfeel, with a clean non-bitter finish. Really enjoyable and delicious.
highibus (796) - Vail, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright deep straw clear as a berk. Thick frothy white head. Huge lovely aroma of tropical fruit. Super aroma. Flavor doesn’t quite live up but lightly hoppy. A nice beer.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Clear golden hue, big thick white head, thick lacing on the glass
S- Moderate pine resin balanced with sweet grapefruit and bubblegum
T- Sweet citrus and grapefruit dominate initially, opens up to subtle pine and floral hops, finishes with a touch of sweet and bitter hops
M- Medium-bodied, watery texture, moderate carbonation
D- Deliciously sweet IPA, easy drinking and well-balanced, this is a very delicious beer that was one of my favorites while living in Phoenix
jksipa (784) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brick in Phoenix. Pours clear copper with small head that clings well. Nice pine nose with citrus undertones. Medium silky body and medium carbonation. Medium bitterness from start to finish. Decent IPA but nothing to make it stand out.
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with medium quickly disappearing off white head. Mild grapefruit nose. Light body smooth mouthfeel. Vague citrusy notes, grapefruit, pineapple. Mild resiny finish with a light malty aftertaste. Totally a session
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. A smooth drinking India Pale Ale. Nice balance. Some citrus and pine flavors with malty caramel in the background. Sharp finish but lacking a bitter kick. Tasty but average.
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft..phoenix. Pours rich, foggy orange...mild hoppy nose and initial flavor ... Has more an APA taste and feel than an IPA....smooth and tasty