J_man (685) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Starts off with a strong hop aroma and hazy amber body with slightly off-white head. Looks like they need to use a little Irish moss or something because even with a careful pour there were a lot of "floaters". This didnít affect the taste which was a strong green, piney, citrus bitterness well balanced by sweet caramel malt. Nice juicy bitter finish with a little wood and toast. Iíd like to try this on tap to get a clean pour to compare to the bottle. Really nice IPA from a new SoCal brewery!
Blairgus (2537) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
17 Sept 2011, tap at the brewery. light orange, clear, no bubbles. resiny hops and alcohol. med body and a little fizzy. slight caramel malt and lots of resiny hops. okay.
peteinSD (1333) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ a local pizza place. Pours with a decently sized frothy off-white head on darkish caramel golden beer. Aroma is resinous pine, light citrus, and a semi-bready malt profile with some bitterness on the end. Taste is dominated by a medium hop bitterness followed pine, light breadiness, and a touch of malt. Not as pungent as my favorites in the style but well-balanced. Solid IPA.
StefanSD (2068) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a translucent new copper penny color with a small white head that has fair retention. The aroma is rich with fresh oranges and some grapefruit. The taste is biter hops forward with grapefruit, oranges, pineapple and limes set in a caramel malt base. The palate is full and smooth with medium carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering biter grapefruit. Overall: Very nice...much better than I expected.
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Beverages4Less in Santee, CA. Pours hazy light amber with a foamy 3 finger off-white head. Aromas of roast caramel and resin. Med body. Flavor is harsh roast malt with some resin, and arguably a bit of citrus. Itís hard to decide: resin or citrus. Seems like both. Definitely bitter, and with time it seems a bit floral. This is an incredibly delicious beer. Just excellent.
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells wonderfully of citrus and floral hops. This is a pretty darn good IPA. Lots of hops throughout the beer. A slight citrus finish. Could drink this all day.
gorditoabd (622) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from bev4less. Pours a honey-orange hue. Not a ton of foam, but what there is is white. Aromas are dark and citrusy, not too bitter. Taste is crisp and clean up front, with a bittering in the mid palate following by a blossom of fruit, mostly orange zest and an odd, but pleasant, minty quality. Solid mouthfeel and body, really good beer.
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Victor at Paulís. Pours orange. White head. Nose/taste of Columbus hops, pine and caramel malt. Dryish pine finish. Medium body. Average.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Victorís bracket box tasting at Paulís. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Big dusty citrus, sweet caramel and malt. Toast, a bit of age. Malt and a hint of oxidization. Long bitter grapefruit with touches of quinine.
beerguy101 (5276) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 6/18/2011. This India Pale Ale pours a medium orange copper color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, citrusy, herbal and slightly spicy. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, caramel and bready. The hops are herbal, grapefruity and citrusy. Some orange. Good carbonation. Nice balanced between the hops and malts. Good showcase for the Columbus hop. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.