Kurtos (115) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an Earthy Red Colour.
Aroma is of Sweet Citrus.
Taste. Can taste some Piney bitterness with also notes of Citrus followed by a candy sweetness.
Overall. A good beer, certainly not one of the best, but still worth buying again.
wheresyourball (531) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Nose is sweet malt and citrus. Flavor is sweet malt, hop bitterness, citrus. Slightly dank and not a lot of hops. Decent.
iammatt (13) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light orange with a white head that disperses to leave a foam cap on the beer. Grapefruit and Citrus dominates the nose as well as flavor, however a solid malt base keeps it together.
Sevenlee (1538) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden colour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is malt and fruity - grapefruit mainly - with some pine, caramel and nice hoppiness. Taste is light to medium sweet fruit leading to a medium bitter hoppy finish. Pretty decent.
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Bad bottle last time? Much fresher with better cleaner more moden hop definition. Green fruits are nice and there’s a mild ping of metal. Very slurpable.
baraciisch (2246) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden in color... Aroma of citrus and floral hops... Flavor is dominated by hop character, reminds me of sierra Nevada with bitter palate.... Solid
Kroney (198) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 This beer is actually better out of the bottle than it is straight from the tap. Pale orange with a thin white head. Very balanced, but the quality is "meh". Just doesn’t have that "wow" factor that most SD IPAs have. Good entry level IPA for those trying to broaden their palate.
Re-rate: tap at the Carlsbad location. They must’ve reworked the recipe. Flavor is much better. Distinct hop profile now... grass, lemon, pine. Aroma is still not really there. Palate is dryer and longer with the bitterness really settling on the tongue.
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Tap at Nikki’s in Venice, gold pour white head, nose and taste are citrus. Hoppy, bitter, nice.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is of sweet malt mixed with a little bit of citrus hops. More malt in the nose. The flavor is the same; mostly sweet malt with a tinge of hop bitterness on the finish. It’s possible this is not a fresh bottle, as there is no bottled on date. I like IPAs to have a little more hop character, but there is noting wrong with this beer. Very drinkable.
orange_3084 (127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Golden amber colour with thin white head and some lacing. Fruity hops aroma of grapefruit, grass and pine forest on the nose, but is perhaps restrained by a strong malt presence. Thin to medium oily body. A little sweet caramel maltiness on the tongue with a touch of spice, followed by a pleasantly strong bitterness that makes for a nice finish. This is a good beer, but perhaps a bit too strong on malt to let the hops shine through.