peteinSD (1237) - 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 (1989) - 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 (10197) - 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. It’s 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 (4306) - 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 (615) - 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 (6914) - , 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 Paul’s. Pours orange. White head. Nose/taste of Columbus hops, pine and caramel malt. Dryish pine finish. Medium body. Average.
j12601 (6585) - 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 Victor’s bracket box tasting at Paul’s. 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 (5250) - 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.
Zeswaft (1336) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Let this one warm up a bit. When it’s cold all i’m getting is a sharp tangy bitterness. Especially the aftertaste. Aroma is underwhelming, a little bit of citrus. Flavor is heavy resin and spicy hops. Tons of floaters. Average.
AreJay (4) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As far as IPAs go ’this is not the best. It seems to be a beer for the masses or maybe an entry level beer for people trying IPAs for the first time. It lacks some of the floral qualities and bitterness that a well developed IPA contains. If ever there was a warm weather IPA this would qualify.