iowaherkeye (2684) - 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 (518) - 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 (5859) - 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 (451) - 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 (843) - 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 (885) - 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.
tendency (22) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
gotta get this fresh on tap from iron springs brewery in fairfax. have had disappointing results from bottles but on tap never disappoints. oily, thick and chewy with a ’dank’ viscous layer of tangy hops and a hint of malt. deadly. ABV varies between ~9-10.5%. very very tasty.
Homerlikebeer (36) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bomber from Willibees in Petaluma, CA...great little beer flying under the radar from a little brewery in Fairfax, CA...nice hoppy aroma, followed by a clear, dark golden color. Excellent hop taste. Could be my new go to Imp. IPA...price is right and im getting tired of paying through the nose for hoppy beers
cpetrone84 (1165) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pour is a hazy dark copper with a dark murky grey head and large bubbles. Nose is slightly burnt caramel and brown sugar, doughy underneath with pine and faint citrus in back. Taste is a touch more hoppy and citrusy. The malt is sugary and lightly sweet with a burnt grain. Body falls off in back, nicely carbonated but the sugar gives it a grainy feel.
Jimmythespoon (437) - CYPRUS - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at city beer. Dark orange wonderfully hoppy aroma. With a very smooth bitterness. Excellent