danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served from a 22 oz bottle from BevMo. The appearance is a good looking golden brown with a good sized off white to cream head. The aromas are very citrus with the hop profile. A clean orange comes through nice with a good pale malt underbelly. The flavors enter with a good orange hop flavor, good malt base but a definite metallic taste. The orange reminds me of an orange drink orange or something slightly artificial but not in a terrible way. The malts are nicely done for the hop. Medium to full bodied and not overly bitter which makes sense for the citra hop. Overall some potential but once again with this brewery, metallic flavors are very present and destructive. I will wait before I buy anything bottle from these guys again but they have some potential.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange red color. Aroma is acidic with a faint whiff of cat pee. Taste is citra but it is easily manhandled by any food. Seems ABV heavy for a light hop profile.
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - APR 26, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber poured into pint glass. I bought this and the Amarillo version. I was very disappointed in both. Each beer looks great with a dark orange and clear color with a nice head. The taste of this beer was bad. I poured out the last half with rarely rarely ever happens with me, especially any IPA. This beer tastes like aluminum fluoride. There is definitely a "house flavor" with all these Hermitage beers (I’ve had 3) which is not enjoyable for me.
AmEricanbrew (6169) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear amber color/ ivory head. Big ass resinous ganja bud, citrusy, pine hoppy aromas. Medium bodied. Hoppy bitter citrus grapefruit, pine flavors with a decent malt base. Pretty good taste, just needs a bigger malt presence to balance.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #4. Dark copper with a white head that left some nice lacing. Real nice grapefruit aroma, light sweet malts, real good. Flavor was decent, medium bitterness that left a light aftertaste, good beer. (1659)
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice fresh ipa from hermitage, these are a lot better than the topia series bombers, and the price is almost double, so there ya go. the pour is still fairly dark copper, but the hops really do shine through on this brew. as stated, it has that hermitage signature cereal/biscuit malt profile going on, and it may detract a tad in the finish from the hops but its pleasant. def the best of the bunch so far. this one is by far the most pleasurable to drink. super fruity, sweet hops, tastes like a ruby red grapefruit candy. pretty damn tasty ipa.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Total citrus/grapefruit flavor and palate profile. Nose is that nice cannabis hop smell. Finish is clean - the best of the bunch!
bhensonb (11787) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
POurs clear dark copper with a creamy/bubbly 3 finger beige head. Aroma is sort of cat pee/evergreen. Med+ body. Nice malt backbone wholly submerged by rough grapefruit rind. Nice bitter, hoppy drink. Mellow in a harsh way.