JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a thick, sticky white head. The nose is fairly tropical with a distinct mix of caramelly malt and some light orange peel as well. Pretty fresh and hoppy with a distinct kiss of iced tea. There is a little bit of sweetness and some light hoppy bitterness. Nice dry-hopped character on the back… by the numbers but still pretty good.
Dogbrick (10872) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2010 Sample at the Universal City location. This brew is a clear orange color with a medium foamy off-white head that dissipates steadily. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Citrusy hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of hops, tart citrus and malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left behind. Decent IPA overall.
MrBunn (2654) - 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 (10799) - 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 (5273) - 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 (1488) - 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 (10409) - 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 (5351) - 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 (1545) - 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 (1538) - 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.