ABS (387) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at city beer. Light amber. Some white head. Full body, low carbonation. Borderline gritty. Bitter! Grapefruit, lemon, pine aroma. Some malt.
ACD (574) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Orangey gold, very thin white crown. Juicy orange on the nose, some pine air freshener, spice, light booze. Taste gives mango juice, booze, light spice, big spruce and pine. Medium mouthfeel. A bit too hot. Great juicy hops though. Another solid Bay Area DIPA
hamilton23 (599) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours Amber in color with thin white head. Aroma is lots of dank hops and some tropical fruits and pine. Taste is some pine and breadlines.
coreyc1221 (258) - Truckee, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine, light malt and yeast with a strong hop kick. Thick golden amber color with a quickly dissipating off tan head. Heavy malt and Hio start with an almost caramel, smooth dry finish.
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 1/21/14, bomber from Vine & Bine, $8.49. Speed rate for me. Clear medium burnt orange with a medium yellowish head, good retention. This is just how I remember it in bombers and on tap in their brewpub, delicious Mexi food and that quaint town. Fruity hops that seem sweet from the (too much for my tastes) large amounts of crystal malt. Even when I moved to California I thought it had too much. Also a bit of pine hops. Flavor follows suit, does add some grainy maltiness towards the backend with not too much of a pine earth bitterness. Semi-dry. A little alcohol present, not detracting. Full body with light to moderate smooth carbonation. Not my style of DIPA, but I gladly drank it for the nostalgia (thus the small bump in the overall).
Aquilo (525) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper color with a small head. Pine and rosemary aroma. Rich bitter flavor. This beer made my day.
after4ever (5937) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Thanks j! Pours a clear golden amber with a loose white head. Enormous grapefruit nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty caramel with bright grapefruit oily overtones. Long dry finish.
dhunter151 (467) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a white head. Pine, grass, nice bitterness that's balanced by a sweet finish. Not overly malty though. I liked it.
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ansalon (948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely balanced "traditional" IIPA. Peach and grapefruit in abundance in both aroma and taste. Some nice grassy and piney notes as well. Makes me want to sample more from Iron Springs.
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Beerathon (957) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, sticky 2XIPA. Orange color with thin head and some lacing. Very piney. Highly enjoyable.