arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought big tropical fruit, pine, some herbal notes into slight citrus peels, lemon, touch of caramel in there as well. Taste was a mix of orange, grapefruit, tangerine into some pineapple, touch of caramel, toffee, slight bitter grass, finishing bitter. Pretty similar to the other IPAs.
thome50 (1276) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewpub before FWIBF. Pours a golden with minimal white head. Aroma is sweet nectarine and chemical cleaner. Taste is a very sweet malt bomb. I’d guess this was a rather old keg. Not much to see here, move along until it is fresh.
anders37 (21880) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a hoppy bitter piney grapefruit aroma with weak hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish with hints of caramel.
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Hollister. Golden pour with nice white head. Aroma is citrus hops and caramel. Taste is hoppy with a semi sweet finish. Good one.
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange pour, white head, citrusy, grainy and a great amount of hop flavor. Tasty and one of Hollisters better beers. A nice malt character that is not overwhelming.
daknole (10799) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange pour, white head. Loads of fruity hops, some pine notes, lemon, caramel, tropical fruit. Flavor is nice and hoppy with some good bready malts. Really good stuff here.
peteinSD (1450) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ brewpub. Clear, medium golden pour with a nice froth of white foam that fades to a slick. Aroma is resinous pine, underlying hop bitterness, and a slightly off, grainy character to the malt backbone. Taste is dominated by hop bitterness with some pine and a sweet malt backbone with noticeable alcohol. Lingering bitterness and heavy malt after each sip. Not bad but not close to the better examples of the style.
brokensail (15257) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden orange color with a white head and some mild lacing. A lot of fruity hop notes on the aroma. Heavy on the pineapple and grapefruit, for the most part. There is a touch of caramel with a fair amount of pine. Nicely fruity, though somewhat sweet. Tropical fruits, pineapple, and grapefruit along with a little sweetness of caramel. The pine hop flavor does provide a nice bitterness, too.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample at Hollister on 7/2/11. golden pour with a 1/4" white head. big citrus hop nose. full body with thick chewy hops - citrus notes coat the mouth. bitter finish with oranges and light nuts. solid IIPA.
JohnnyJ (5268) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at obriens. Clear gold pour, sticky white head. Citrus, bitter hops, lightly sweet caramel malt, bread, and grapefruit. A nice balanced, fairly drinkable IIPA.