MrBunn (2438) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a deep amber/orange with a sudsy head and aromas of citrus hops and tropical fruit. Flavor is mediocre: soapy hops with citrus and tropical fruit.
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in La Jolla. Copper pour. White head. Aroma is hoppy, lots of hops! Citrus, spicy, resin. Flavor has a really nice fresh hop bite, moslty resin and some citrus. Light malt balance. I enjoyed this quite a bit.
JohnnyJ (4225) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub. Light golden amber pour, white head. Nice hoppy citrus aroma. Flavor is more mutted and not as interesting, some grainy malt, citrus and hops.
Barreras (931) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a rich copper color. Aroma of fruit and pine. Taste of hoppy bitterness with a touch of fruityness. A dry finish and aftertaste. Overall a good IPA, with a crisp ending.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a medium off white head. Hoppy nose with grapefruit, pine and pale malt. Flavour had grapefruits, plenty of hops, pine and pale malts and it came out bone dry and bitter. Solid IPA.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 7/12/2010. This India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is biscuty malts and grapefruity hops. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are caramel, bready and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Nice balance. A malty IPA, yet there is a nice citrusy hop bite. Good carbonation. Nice dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, dry and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice brownish orange with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is malt forward with some grapefruit, pine and citrus. Flavor is malt, caramel, some light but well integrated hop bitterness, citrus. spices, well balanced and easy to drink. Nicely done IPA.
trevor211 (1298) - 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 I’ve had. Really good. Citrus and caramel dominate, with some good balance.
greenhorn1 (803) - 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 (650) - 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 don’t know what it might be like if very fresh. It was a gift from a friend, purchased at Cost Plus, so I’m thinking it might have been sitting on a warm shelf awhile. Might try again if known fresh and rerate.