trevor211 (1297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent medium orange. More hops than other California IPAs - this is more refreshing than others Iíve had. Really good. Citrus and caramel dominate, with some good balance.
greenhorn1 (772) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Sucks to start of Friday evening with a negative post and dissapointing IPA. Aroma lacks any nose an IPA should have. Smells somewhat piney, on the verge of pure funkiness. Flavor is similiar. Mainly caramel malts and lacking on hop bite or flavor. Nothing to brag about on the finish either. Not a good representation of an IPA. Maybe I purchased a bad bottle??
ChazMania (642) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured into pint glass. Mild aroma, nothing strong. Nice color that is dark amber, very little head. It taste a little under carbonated, and possibly not fresh. I think this is my first experience with this beer, so I donít know what it might be like if very fresh. It was a gift from a friend, purchased at Cost Plus, so Iím thinking it might have been sitting on a warm shelf awhile. Might try again if known fresh and rerate.
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
SD trip, Karl Strauss LaJolla, sampler, had these while having a larger DIPA, flavors and ratings may be rough: Nice light citrus/piney hop nose from dry hoping but really boring flavor esp compared to the DIPA at its side.
steve_4962 (10) - USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best IPA on the market. Canít get enough of it. The aroma is unique and catchy. The overall drinkablity is great.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright citrus aroma right after the top is popped. Fades to a floral aroma after that. Pours a dark orange. Bitterness is fairly mild but does linger. A good session ups
jknox (3) - USA - MAY 31, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
brown, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,
rhys_mavis (11) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love this beer! The aroma is the first thing i notice about all beers and this one satisfies the nose and entices you to take gulp after gulp. Major appreciation to Karl Strauss for their extensive hops usage per recipe. Always creating a unique taste.
itfitz (10) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is possibly Karl Straussí BEST publicly-available offering. Itís a well-balanced San Diego-style IPA with perfect hoppiness combined with a mild alcohol feel and light refreshing malt tones which linger just long enough to make you thirsty for another sip. There are overlying subtleties of nuts, toast, roasty, resin, grass and herbs, This is a well-done IPA from a great German-style brewer.
marmon (10) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nuts, toast, roasty, citrus, herbs, woody, smoke, vanilla. An awesome IPA. Most IPAs that I drink have an large alcohol taste. Not Tower 10, smooth with a great after taste.