BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This taste like sudsy dishwater and salt. I rather be hit with a tire iron than ever drink this again. The aftertaste is that of mucus and regret. Gross. There is a particular artisan habitat that the IPA lives in, and this Karl Strauss beer is not it. Ugh. I want to bleach my tongue.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours a copper toned body with a mostly white head. No enough hops here, malty body with a faint grapefruit, light pine and a hint of citrus in the finish. Medium body, okay as a pub ale but nothing special. Hop up your IPA!
hayduke (4484) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 12 oz bottle from BevMo in Sacramento, this poured a clear copper with a moderate white head and light lacing. Nose is of citrus hops. Body is medium with a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is of caramel malts with citrus and floral hops giving good bitterness. Finish is quite bitter. A solid IPA in all respects.
aaronbr (162) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity, caramel maltiness on the nose. Pours a somewhat cloudy amber color. A little bitterness comes through on this one, but this gives me more of an East-Coast IPA vibe. Too malty for my liking, maybe a bit nutty with some earthiness. Finish is harmless, but nothing special.
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper pour with small off-white head. moderate carbonation
nose is piney and toasty malt
medium mouthfeel, toasty malt + citrus notes,
lingering grapefruit finish.
not the greatest, leaves a grapefruit rind in my mouth.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clearish orange with a medium size white head and sheet lace. Smells malty sweet and lightly floral hoppy. Might be old. On tap in C’Bad though. Tastes balanced. Sweet malts with some light floral hops and very little bitterness. Its ok. Medium body, ok carbonation.
Ungstrup (33779) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of hops as well as lighter notes of nuts. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops primarily lending it notes of hay, but with a good malt to balance it, and leading to a quite bitter finish.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Karl Strauss Costa Mesa. Pours clear copper with white head. Aromas of citrus, hops, and caramel malts. Flavor of bitter hops, citrus, alcohol, and sweet malts. Finishes with bitter hops and a bit of booze. Pretty harsh for a regular IPA.
GT (9923) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at a random bar in SD. Pours a clear amber with not much of a head- thinning yellow/beige. No lace. Aroma is fruity, strawberry, caramel. Taste is bitter, a bit boozy somehow, iced tea, pine. Meh.
vtafro (6248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange pour with light tan head. Malt heavy, with grassy and slight citrus hops. Light oxidation notes but hops still present.