JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on draft at Karl Strauss in Costa Mesa. This IPA has good grapefruit and floral notes that are nicely balanced by the malts.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber color, aroma of pine, grapefruit, flavor is lots of pine, grapefruit, caramel, toast, an average IPA
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dirty gold color with a thin off-white head on top. Caramel and resin dominate the scent with toffee and biscuity notes joining in. Not bad at all but I wasn’t overly thrilled with this one. There’s some sharp bitter citrus hops but the malt bill seems too heavy, with quite a bit of grain and caramel. Dry and bitter in the finish with a lot of lingering malt.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer reminded me why i don’t chew on grapefruit peel. They’re bitter, without any citrus flavor left. The beer wasn’t terribly bitter though. And I’m sure its high in vitamin C too, right?
mkel07 (3964) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Great IPA and a good story behind the name. Lots of piney citrus hop notes and flavours with a full hopped up mouthfeel. Mild bitterness with lots of pine on the palate.
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy gold/amber pour with a medium white head. Nose of grainy malt, earthy hop and a bit of sweetness. Grainy malt flavor with some earthy hops. Meh.
Blairgus (2990) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11 feb 2012, tap. Light yellow, clear, some bubbles. Grapefruit ring and melon. Bitter but mellow. Thin body, lightly fuzzy and a tad oily. Very astringent, bitter, resiny hops. No malt, just hops. A decent west coast IPA
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oRos (1294) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great american IPA. Gives you that fresh hop aftertaste. Slight grapefruit citrus taste.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft. I used to think this was a real good IPA. I’ve now realized that it’s pretty average and I just really like hopy beer. I guess i’m easy to please when it comes to IPA’s.
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy orange with a short head. Cereal and floral nose. Bitter flavor. Medium body, astringent finish. No sweetness and missing complexity and balance. Decent IPA but nothing special.