BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass: Pint glass
From: Hollister Brewing Company in Goleta, Calif.
Purchased: July 5, 2013
Consumed: July 5, 2013
Poured a golden honey amber color with 1-2 fingers of khaki-white head. Plenty of layered lacing along the sides. Good retention all the way down.
Smelled lots of floral hops initially. Also citrus hops, spicy hops, orange and grapefruit. Pretty potent flavors overall.
Tasted not quite as good as the smell. Got spicy hops up front, followed by floral hops, orange rind and orange. Maybe pepper for the spicy hops?
Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
I enjoyed this beer until the taste, then it kind of went downhill. A bit disappointing.
thome50 (751) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear(ish) golden with moderate white head. Aroma is tropical fruit and resinous hops with some pine and grass. Rad. Taste is a mango, guava, kumquat and hop explosion. This thing packs a flavor punch for an APA. Best beer from that to date.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity hoppy peachy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty peachy hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy grapefruit finish.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 On tap at GABF and at the brewpub. Pours with a clear yellow hued body with a very retentive white head that leaves excellent lace. Aromas are very hoppy with mango, passionfruit, guava, and slightly grassy. Smells awesome. Low malt, and enough hops to cover any yeast esters. Flavors are grassy, nice Nelson hop fruit character, dry, bready, passionfruit. Low malt, mostly hops, awesome! Lively bubbles and dry with a lightly grainy aftertaste.
GABF Rating. Pours with a clear yellow hued body with a small white head. Aromas are grassy, grainy and citrusy with tons of tropical fruit. Flavors are grassy, herbal, fruity with some white wine notes. Very hoppy without being too bitter. Lively carbonation, dry and very tasty.
drfabulous (3374) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF. Big grapefruit aroma and taste. Hops shine in this one. Well done.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 On tap @ Hollister. Clear golden pour with a white head. Aroma is bread, melon, and orange peel. Really nice Sauvignon blanc aroma. Big tropical character. Flavor is mildly sweet with a subtle bitterness. Tons of melon and tropical fruit. Sauvignon blanc, pineapple, and grapefruit. Light grass and bread. Solid.
peteinSD (1174) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ brewpub. Clear golden/copper pour with a slick of white foam. Aroma is grapefruit, white wine, light pine and bitterness, and a clean, dry malt backbone. Taste is grapefruit and pine with the hop bitterness perhaps a smidge to heavy but it’s nevertheless very nice with virtually no sweet malt detectable. Clean, crisp mouthfeel. Relatively low ABV and a big, hop centric flavor profile make this beer a winner for me. Very well done.