peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ the brewpub. Light yellow pour with a froth of white foam. Clean bitterness with dry grain and pine the aroma. Taste is medium bitterness with pine and a dry, grainy malt backbone. Clean drinker. Very enjoyable.
thome50 (1049) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Hollister served on nitro so take that into account with the palate etc. Pours a light pale orange with big white head. Aroma is grassy, slight cat piss and some citrus. Taste is more on the pale side of things with the light malt coming through but the dank hops still counter this well with some citrus and a slight caramel. The velvet mouth is awesome as I’m bias for nitro hoppy beers. Definitely knock it down a couple points if it isn’t on nitro.
anders37 (16909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Toronado San Diego, San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
JPDurden24 (1594) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow pour with white head. Earthy and fruity flavor with some ctirus hops. Fairly drinkable. Good stuff.
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow pour, white head. Soapy, citrus hops on the nose. Flavor is hoppy and citrus notes dominate. A bit of grassy notes and some caramel.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at Hollister Brewing. It was on nitro the day I was there. It was very easy drinking, with some nice citrus hop flavors.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden straw color with a dense white head. Still moderately hoppy, despite the typical dumbing down effect of nitrogen. There is a good bit of citrus peel and a light herbal hop note, too, maybe some pine. Lightly sweet with aromas of bread. The flavor has a bit more sweet malt/bread flavor than expected from the nose. But, it does have nice citrus peel (mostly orange) characteristics to it.
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy clear orange amber with a one finger, creamy nitro off-white head, great retention. Served ice cold. Pine hops and sweet caramel malts dominate with a fair amount of herbal dry-hopped character. Flavor adds some earthy notes, and the caramel is more restrained with minimal sweetness. Just before the earthy bitter semi-dry finish (that peaked at a 5), there was a bit of a fruity lemon tang. Light carbonation with a light to medium body. Thought it’d be a little too sweet, but really none to be had. Pretty good.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hollister. Seemed to be on Nitro. Pours with a huge creamy head that stays. Clear yellow body. Aroma of pine, grass and toffee. Taste is hoppy with an odd toasty malt profile. Some tang to it. Creamy mouthfeel and light nitro bubbles.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber with a white head. Aroma is an earthy hoppiness, light caramel, light fruit. Taste is fairly mild, caramel, piney hops.