StefanSD (1922) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a beautiful amber-red-brown color with a small beige head that soon fades to a fine film. The aroma is strong with pine, citrus and roasted barley. The taste mirrors the aroma with bitter hoppy pine in the forefront, followed by grapefruit and finished off by spicy grains. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium and dry. Overall: Better than average red IPA, but a 8.99 a bottle not good enough to buy again.
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown with some red hues and a thin tan head. The nose is caramel, molasses, rye spice. The taste is high sweet and low bitter with a more sweet finish. The texture is creamy, body is heavy and the finish is long.
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Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #3. I enjoyed this IPA, had a real nice spicy rye presence, good stuff. (2635)
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours with a hazed deep amber hued body with next to no head. Aromas are sweet, a bit boozy for 7.3%, some marzipan, spicy, sweet peach and floral hops. Estery. Flavors are grainy, grassy and spicy with some malt tannic extracted astringent bitterness. Very little hop flavor, maybe a bit of resin. Lots of caramel sweetness. Despite the poor formation/retention, there was reasonably high carbonation (2.6+).
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A somewhat dark amber colored beer with an off-white head. Sweet malt and toffee aromas, a decent amount of rye and some nice hops. Mostly floral aromas, but some mild grapefruit peel and pine. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness to the flavor. Rye, toffee, and toasted bread up front with some grapefruit peel, floral hops, and pine on the finish.