jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep copper coloured body with a very clear glow and a thick, eight centimetre tall frothy tan head. Aroma of light grassy and cardboardie hops with a lot of yeast notes, some unfinished wort smells and a bit of apple sweetness. Light to Medium-bodied; Grassy and earthy/nutty hop flavours at first with a very mild sweetness, a rather pungent cardboadie maltiness and some light yeast flavours at the tail end. Aftertaste quite mild and unflattering - some caramelised malt flavours with a hint of hops, but not much. Overall, not such a good IPA and a lot worse than I was expecting given the high scores - not really worth trying and definitely not worth bringing back across the country as I did. I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 04-August-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 02-December-2012.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from K & L Wines, Hollywood. Tall boys forever, I love this trend. Anyways, a nice semi-cloudy light orange pour. Soft fluffy carbonation. Dry and tea-like nose like a craft bitter, with some floral and pungent hops not so much as an afterthought as less aggressive than one expects from Califas. Nice, balanced, definitely would classify this as an APA though.
seanmoto (6) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Drank from the can. Aroma of faint citrus and pine. The taste was a bit odd, almost had a ham sandwich taste. I guess I was expecting more. With so many great IPAs on the market, I wouldn’t reach for this one again.
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma light citrus and pine pretty standard and a little flat ont he nose. Appearance is amber with 2 finger head minimal lacing
taste is flat follows aroma and sweet backend but nothing interesting
palate is oddly thick for a "session" IPA pretty un-refreshing
overall I’m not looking to try this again.
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild citrus aroma. Light looking and light bodied...small white head on tap. Taste is less hoppy - almost nutty...strong sesame seed flavor. Finishes tart.
alexanderj (3350) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dull gold color with a big frothy head. Aroma of grapefruit, BO, fruit, earth, must, and yeast. Flavor was a bit watered down; not all that aggressive. Bready gives way to earthy and fruity finish. Ok.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a clear amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, citrus, grassy, and pine hops with some sweet caramel malts.
T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, orange, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, the pine and grassy hops come through with some more resiny bitterness and a bit of bready malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and piney hops with some resiny bitterness and some sweet caramel malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice resiny hop profile and good bitterness.
Thisis12ptfont (908) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong pines and hops on the nose. See through amber/copper with a relatively large foam at the top. Huge mouthful of piney hops and grapefruit overtones. Subtle caramel and oat malts support a massive hop attack on the palate. Overall, I am actually really impressed with this brew. It’s full bodied and hops off the charts. Perfect balance and flavor. I’d give this an A+ rating.
can8ianben (1363) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from While Foods. Bright pine/citrus IPA, clear and golden with a frothy head. Dry bitter finish.
blipp (6495) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Flowery and fruity hops, very good balancing of bitterness and hop flavor. Lightly sweet malty base, just enough to support without getting in the way. A nice flavorful and relatively low ABV IPA.