GT2 (8688) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Golden Road. Light amber pour. Clear. Webby, thick lacing. Nose is thick cantaloupe. Taste is cantaloupe, chewy caramel, soapy bitterness. Dry, soapy palate. Pretty good.
Steasy66 (962) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint can into pint glass
A- Light straw, dense 3 finger white head.
S- Nice sweet citrus smell, very good.
T- Some malt, a bit of the citrus hops that were in the nose, some wierdness, sort of rye-like, almost wheaty?
M- Good carbonation, right consistency.
O- Pleasantly surprised, but still not a spectacular beer. Got this in a BIF and glad I tried it, but if I lived in SoCal I would have a hard time buying this will all the other options available.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 06-15-2012 07:11:38
KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery. Pale bronze color with lace. Ok citrus hop nose, grassy. Light malt flavor with decent citrus and grassy hops. Pretty ok.
mexicelt (14) - - JUL 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is of floral hops citrus and soft malts. Burnt orange color. Thick foamy three finger head with excellent retention. Initial taste of citrus. Orange and grapefruit. Malt comes in softly and balances out the resounding floral hops and spice notes. Cascade and Amarillo. Spices linger on the pallatte. Overall an excellent take on a common style of beer. Definitely one of the more balanced IPA’s I?ve ever had. Excellent drinkabilty. Worth having another!
allen_bass (1) - - JUL 18, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
long finish, soft carbonation, thin feel, medium body, bread, floral, citrus, golden, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour,
oc4111 (119) - USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can poured into a large Duvel tulip glass. Pours a clear golden color with a one finger head with minimal lacing. Aroma is pine and citrus but not as hop forward and your standard West Coast IPA. Taste is the same along with a clean dry mouthfeel. Goes great with some breaded spicy chicken wings.
DedicatedToFun (2951) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Most beautiful can I’ve seen..............................................
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper hue, decent head formation. Fresh fruity orange , floral aroma. Mild biscuity malt, but light palate. Hoppy spice from start to finish with a good grapefruit aftertaste. Not a complex IPA, but a nice Tasty easy drinker and pleasingly not too strong either.
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Oskar Blues Burning Can Fest 2012. Smells like orange zest and toffee malts. Flavor was nice and crisp with a firm orange citrus tone and some malty sweetness like caramel graininess. Sweet and flavorful and balanced.
BucannonXC5 (910) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a pint can into a smaller glass at the Courtyard Marriott in Culver City, Calif. Less than an inch of head. Color was honey amber. Light gray lacing that dissipated very quickly except some light thin spots. Very little film on the side of the glass, just a slight haze.
Really dug the smell. Got a sweet orange citrus flavor up front and then walloped with hops on the back end. Seemed to be some caramel in there. In fact, together it reminded me a bit of the original Sparks.
Surprisingly the opposite of the smell. Got a bitter hops taste right away, giving way to a smooth, orange/tangerine finish. Really digging the taste as well.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish.
Really liked this beer. I love how the orange, tangerine and citrus hops coincide with the bitterness. Want to take some home with me.