Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iíve had from a bottle poured into a glass and at the brewery. Itís a lot better from tap than from bottle. But not a great IPA.
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: BevMo! in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Price: N/A (someone else bought it)
Purchased: April 19, 2014
Consumed: April 28, 2014
Misc.: Born on tag on bottom of March 12, 2014; I originally rated this as a pale ale, but after reading the other reviews and checking their website, apparently this is an IPA
Poured a caramel, copper, mostly clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white head. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average-to-minimal retention on the top.
Smelled Cascade hops, pine, citrus hops, floral notes, caramel, faint buttery notes, lemon, rye and honey wheat.
Tasted pretty close to the smell. Just a little more bitter and dry. Got honey malts, caramel, citrus notes, floral hops, Cascade hops and rye.
Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, slightly bitter finish.
Well this would have been a pretty good pale ale. I donít see how it is an IPA, but I adjusted my ratings accordingly.
peteinSD (1334) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dry bitter hops with no pine and musty malt in the aroma. Taste is bitter hops with sweet malt. Silghtly watery mouthfeel. Rough product.
DedicatedToFun (2124) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a very good IPA, bomber from whole foods that was on sale and super cheap so an easy tick, not awful.
JoeTheYounger (1136) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting to see such bad reviews for this. Not sure if people had bad bottles or what. I had it on tap and thought it was definitely sessionable. Had nice hop profile and not very bitter.
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange/light amber color with a white head. Candied citrus peel, toasted bread, and some floral hop aromas. A very minimal pine note as well as some grass. The flavor is certainly sweet. Bread, toasted malt, and toffee are prominent. Candied orange peel, a little bit of peach, and some tropical fruit add to the sweetness. Minimal bitterness, a hint of grass, and thatís about it.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Reviewed from notes.
Poured into a tulip. Color is a moderate orange color with almost no head and certainly not too much lacing at all. The nose is some really, rally light caramel with basically no hop presence at all. The flavor is really quite light with a bit of bread. Feel has no bitterness and only the tiniest bit of sweetness. No real reason to drink this. Nearly a drainpour.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-12-2010
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
terrible beer. Im sure it would taste somewhat better on tap, however; it is just not balanced. I would just drive on past this brewery. I was hoping for more from this local beer, but luckily this is not the only option for me as there are several other great breweries nearby.
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from the source. Pours with practically no head...actually, there really isnít any. Chill hazed amber golden body. Aroma of raisins, nuts, pine, chocolate, and everything you donít think of when you think IPA. This beer is horrible. Green apple, dirty malt, super tannic from grain extraction (think sparging at 190*), soil, bitter, no hops. Really undrinkable! Probably the worst IPA that I have had. Drain Pour.
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber from BevMo, Salinas. Nose of light citrusy hops and a balancing caramel malt. Clear copper with a medium pale beige head. Flavor is moderate bitterness, moderately infected, and a little toffee note. Drinkable but only a mediocre IPA with the infected bottle.