Barreras (1225) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden yellow color with a light floral aroma. Taste is lightly floral with a slight citrus flavor. Easy drinking IPA that had distinct notes of pine and light fruit.
Dodgrblu (674) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Woodstock’s Davis, dark red, pine, with a caramel malt backbone.
bhensonb (12294) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours ruddy amber with a beige head. Aroma is pretty piney! Med + body. Flavor is hop forward - quite pine, a little earthy. The roasty malt backbone is detectable. But this is hoppy stuff. Finishes both malty and bitter. Strongly bitter. Good drink.
marcus (7438) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Reddish brown with an attractive beige head and a roasty pine aroma. There is a raspy red malt flavor with a bitter finish. A nice chsnge from the usual IPA.
snoworsummer (3130) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like sweet malt, caramel, some booze, and grapefruit hops. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like sweet caramel, orange citrus hops, malty, and light booze.
PartyFowle (582) - - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Crimson-colored, dark but very clear. Sticky layer of sandy tan. Aroma is grapefruit peel, pine needles, caramel, biscuits and a little toast. The flavor begins with Hawaiian honey rolls, followed closely by citrusy and floral hop character and finishing with a flash of caramel and subtle toast. Good balance, finishes squeaky clean.
WillRunForBeer (1327) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$5 Sunday draft at Aces and Ales. Pours Amber with a pillowy beige head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, a hint of lime and mango. Flavor is caramel, mango up front leading to grapefruit and pine bitterness. A bit of rye spice as well. Solid.
slowrunner77 (6853) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hope to see this rise. big sticky red ipa w dank fruit forward hops and enough malt to balance and thicken it up w/o taking away from the hops. sticky, bitter and sweet.
BucannonXC5 (1060) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Stone Ruination pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: March 1, 2015
Consumed: March 8, 2015
Misc.: Canned on Jan. 28, 2015 at 5:02 p.m.
Poured an auburn, lighter brown, murky color with three fingers of khaki tan, rocky head. Couldn’t see any bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Uneven, layered, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention. A good-looking beer. (Sight - 4.25)
Very nice on the nose. Got wet Cascade, pine, rye, sugary powdered iced tea, honey grass, herbal, menthol and some peach. (Smell - 3.88)
Tasted a lot like what I got in the nose. That powdered Nestle iced tea really leads the way. Also wet Cascade, earthy rye, pine, sharp Citra, honey, herbal and menthol. Doesn’t taste anywhere near 7.4 percent, even tasting a bit like a earthy pale ale. (Taste - 3.88)
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Longer finish. (Feel - 4.00)
This was a pretty good IPA. I’d love to have it again. (Overall - 3.88)
3.91 88 B+
joeneugs (4111) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz. can from Trader Joe’s. It pours a very dark, clear amber color with an off white head. Super dark for an IPA. The aroma is floral and piney with strong toasted and caramel malt. Maybe even a hint of molasses. The flavor is malty up front with more toast and burnt caramel. Lots of floral and piney bitterness, but not much hop flavor. Caramel comes through more as it warms, but it manages to finish pretty dry despite the heavy malt profile. Not really my thing at all.