bhensonb (9867) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gotta love the artwork reminiscent of the old comix. Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours amber/copper with a 3 finger creamy/foamy off-white/beige head. Authentic cat pee aroma. Makes my nostrils itch. Med body or better. Flavor is extremely citrus, followed by some woody? roasted malt. Fits the style but is way out in front on use of ingredients. Comes across hoppy, dry, smooth, mellow, hoppy! Just excellent.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Ironfire. Clear golden pour with a white head. Nose is really juicy citrus fruits. Tons of orange and grapefruit as well as pineapple, mango, and melon. Really nice hop flavor, too. Bright citrus notes of grapefruit and orange. Sweet pineapple and mango fruitiness, and melon. A bit of doughy malt and a light bitterness on the finish.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Standard gold pour with a white colored head. Citrus hops dominate with some orange flavors and light doughy malts.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clear golden hued body with minimal head formation. Aromas are of DMTS (green onions), grassy, and tangerine. Low malt, pretty clean. Flavors are bitter, dry, grassy. Light malt character. Very clean. Low carbonation. Bitterness is a bit strong and lasts on the tongue. Not bad for a brand new brewery. Iím looking forward to trying more beers from these guys despite the low number.
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ironfire. Pours a clear, light golden. Webby white lacing. Nose is fresh mango, hop resin, squash, really nice. Taste is squashy, fresh hop resin, melon, cantaloupe. Palate is juicy, fresh, intense hop bomb. Impressive.
JohnnyJ (3908) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Clear gold pour, with a white sticky head. Citrus, grapefruit, light tropical fruit. fresh hops, light caramel, and bread. Nice clean hoppy pale pale.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite Pales on the market today! Big citrusy nose with some faint biscuity malts in the background. A fantastic session pale.
SDalkoholic (2017) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Appeared a dense golden pale ale color with a topping of thick white pillow of foam head. Aroma is bold with a lively fragrance of hops that would have fooled me into the notion that this beer was in actuality an IPA style and not the typical smell of a run of the mill boring pale ale. The drink is extremely bitter yet has a touch of sweet and tart like fruit flavors paired with herbal flavors of tea and wild honey. As for the aftertaste, traces of citrus like grapefruit juice as well as metallic and sweaty socks funk fill up the finish. This is truly a knock your socks off type of pale ale which further reminds me that Iron Fire Brewing is the new kid(s) on the block to buy and drink anything new they release. I absolutely love the design on their bottles especially this one with the rolled doobie blazing and some big boobies surrounding the card game.
StefanSD (1932) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a translucent copper color with a small white head that has fair retention. The aroma is big and bold with grapefruit, tangerines, cilantro and weeds. The taste is not nearly as bold as the aroma, I get bitter grapefruit set in a biscuit malt base. The palate is lite and the carbonation is lively. Finishes medium in duration and dry with lingering bitter oranges. Overall: This is a fine easy drinking pale ale. It may become a regular this summer.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewery. A poor excuse for a pale ale. I donít know what to call it. Itís golden yellow, with a small persistent head. The aroma is simple, cheap, bitter, and unpleasant. The taste is just like the description says "a punch in the face", but thatís all it offers. Itís confusing hop punch for flavor, and thereís nothing to back it up after the first taste. I donít know what theyíre doing, but theyíre doing it wrong. There are way too many good pale ales in San Diego for this one to sell.