brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is a clear orange color with white foam. Definitely some citrus aroma to it, particularly grapefruit aromas. There’s a little bit of pine and maybe some bread, too. The flavor is nicely balanced (and that isn’t a pejorative). Good grapefruit and pine with a soft sweetness of bread and caramel. Moderately bitter, too.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Nice grapefruit and light hops aroma and taste. Nicely balanced.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The best of three IPAs sampled. Good strength and solid bitterness. Great name too. Pours light orange with a pine citrus aroma.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from the brewpub.Appearance is golden light amber color with decent carbonation. Poured with a nice 2-3 finger dead that went away quickly. The aroma is full of fresh hops and tropical fruit notes. The taste is great. i hate to compare this to something, but in reality it is very similar to blind pig from russian river. It just has a slightly hoppier finish.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente’s Hoptoberfest (and a small sample at Hollister the last time that I was there). Pours with a clear golden body and a large white head with great lacing. Aroma is catty, herbal, dank, and dry with tons of dry hopped, vegital, spicy hops. Flavors of orange and dry fruit, tons of citrus and bready malts. Lively bubbles, and a very dry finish. Very good!
marcus (6497) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear golden with a decent white head and a crisp pale malt flavor. There is a dry bitter finish that clings to the palate. Very flavorful.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Toronado. Clear golden & small white head. Aromas of tropical fruit and pineapple. Medium bodied. Solid bitter hops with a super long tasty finish kind of on the dry side. Tasty hop profile with subdued sweet malt! Excellent!!
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the brewpub. Gold with a creamy white head. The aroma is a blast of tropical fruit and piney hops. The flavor has much of the same bright fruit character. Lots of grapefruit and mango, with a nice evergreen accent. Dry and mild malt character. Medium-light body. Bitterness is mild compared to the hop aroma. A touch lighter on the malt and bitterness than the Pope, with more tropical fruit in the aroma. Nice and dry in the finish, which makes the hops pop. Fantastic IPA.