theisti (3525) - 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 (2030) - Alexandria, Virginia, 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 (10228) - 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 (2279) - 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 (251) - 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 (7565) - 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.
BiddleBrau (1048) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber with thin head. Slight floral nose. Pine hop flavor with dry fresh hop bite. Medium palate.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent IPA. The aroma is the best part with a strong honey and lemon zest character coming through with the hops. The appearance is light golden and orange. The taste has more malt than I expected with the hps only playing lightly on the tongue. Decent beer, but nothing special
Tmoney99 (12247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle received from thome50. Fairly clear amber, orange color with a large white head. Aroma has a hint of citrus and floral notes, with caramel also being present. Taste floral and slightly soapy. Caramel comes up mid palate and leads to a minutely bitter finish. Loads of lacing left on my glass. This really could have been much worse, and if it had a bit more hop presence could have been pretty good.