jgb9348 (4979) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice crisp copper coloured body with a thick tan head. Aroma of strong hops, a lot of malt, some alcohol and a bit more hops - very nicely balanced and relatively strong for the style. Medium-bodied; Deep pungent hop flavours show through at first with a deep cascade taste and a nice pungent full-bodied and full of malt finish. Aftertaste is complex with the alcohol, pine, hops, flowers and some malt very noticeable. Overall, a pretty nice IPA with a lot of good flavours and very strong in the hops - shows well. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased at Ralph’s in Los Angeles, California for US$3.99 sampled just outside the supermarket on the walk to LAX on 03-July-2011.
Terminus (3316) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Cricket Outdoor Arena in San Diego/Chula Vista, CA. YES!!!!! There is good beer at a concert and that concert happened to be my favorate band , Rush!!!! So, EVen though i think this beer is just a pretty average IPA, it will always hold a memory with me. It is a great companion to watching my favorate band on stage. pours deep orange with a small soapy white head. nose of musty, resinous, earthy hops. pine and resin flavors pretty straight forward IPA here with a firm malt base (amber and carmel). similar to say Torpedo just not as good. However, this beer goes VERY well for drinking at a concert.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Eureka burger. Rating #107. Orange/amber pour with a thin clingy white head. Light sweet fruity aroma, with a hint of citrus. Moderate bitterness with a nice little toastiness, solid IPA. (1770)
blutt59 (6136) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, @ Grand Californian , clear amber with 1/4 white foam, a nice balanced IPA with a soft hop finish
theisti (3396) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle at dining with Shamu at Seaworld in San Diego, California. The rest of Seaworld was awash with Bud products, so I was happy to see anything different on offer at the dinner. Pour is copper orange cloudy with a one inch off with head. Aroma is fresh resin tangerine citrus, along with lightly toasted malt. Quite fresh and bright nose. The taste is a really bright clean fresh resin orange tangerine citrus, balanced nicely with the toasted malt. Balanced towards hops for sure, but still nice balance. Palate is medium bodied, fine active carbonation and a flinty dry finish. Nice San Diego style IPA.
Nickls (1920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, LAX. Murky coppery orange brown with a generous foamy white head with some sticky lacing. Subtle grapefruit and light sweetness and spice in the aroma. Nice, fresh hoppiness in the flavor but not really all that powerful or pungent, with some grapefruit and barely-there pine...strongly backed with caramel notes. Medium and oily body. Not bad.
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (room temperature)… Space Coast Craft Beer Festival 2011 … Murky, caramel-colored ale with very little head to speak of. The nose offers pistachio, caramel and toffee accompanied by floral, grapefruit and pine notes. Full-bodied and mildly creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor is mostly sweet - definitely lacking West Coast bitterness, but the hop flavor is definitely there. Finishes bittersweet (more sweet than bitter).
TheJestersBeer (2193) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber, off-white head. Fruity, very hoppy nose, malt, apricots, herbs, orange peel, pine resin, earth. Dry, medium to full body, high bitterness. Fruity, malty, pronounced hops, herbal, floral, resin, apricots, grapefruit, grass. Balanced, elegant IPA. (2010-12-01)
grimreaperguru (244) - santee, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very light orange color with a white head.Has a floral and citrus aroma to it.The flavor starts with a sweet malt up front and ends with a bitter hop taste.Gose down clean with a bitter aftertaste.Overall a good beer from San Diegos first craft brewery.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber pours clear copper with light tan head. The aroma is pretty full with lots of malts, caramel malts and nuttiness with echoes of pine hops. I seem to have gotten an old bottle. The taste has aged blunted pine hop flavor and pine hop bitterness. The malts have made deep in-roads into the flavor. I need to try this again with a fresh bottle.