Niksko (540) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12floz bottle into a tulip. Pours a lovely golden yellow with a finger of bubbly white head. Nose is really fruity and delicious. I get a really strong mandarin citrus component, as well as a bit of a floral note, some peach and just a hint of sweetness. On the palate you get a big hit of that pine and grapefruit from the Chinook, a bit of bread, some sweet caramel, just a touch of the mandarin from the nose, and a nice bitter finish that lingers. Body is medium and mouthfeel is pretty rich. Leaves some decent lacing. Great balance, but I would have liked more of the aroma to carry through to the flavour.
SNL (522) - - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color, with a small white head.
Nose is sweet, roasted caramel. Taste is crisp, modest malts.
Medium bodied beer with average carbonation.
Fashawn (514) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JUN 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma carico di fiori d’arancia, molto dolce sulle prime. scorza di agrumi,parecchio pompelmo, ed un po’ di pino nel sottofondo. Attacco di pane dolce, watery come tessitura ma non slegata. Amaro da scorza di agrumi, leggermente il pino. Un po’ di ritorno alcolico, l’unico difetto di una birra che piace e si lascia bere. Molto ben fatta. Carbonatazione ai minimi termini, liscia, ben bilanciata.
Sask89 (500) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at La Jolla location. Pours a clear yellow colour with a big frothy white head. Aroma of grassy and citrus hops with some light bread and caramel malts. Taste is slightly sweet but mostly bitter, though not greatly bitter like I would like for an IPA. Medium body, good carbonation, and smooth on the palate. Good beer, alright IPA overall.
MBlessing (476) - Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dunkles gelb leicht trüb, Geruch hopfig grasig Curtis, antrunk leicht fruchtig Citrus, herber Abgang
deaconmike (443) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in a hotel bar in Orange County. A fairly pleasant IPA. Copper in color with an off white head with good lacing. Citrus, pine and some caramel malt in the nose. Taste is mostly bitter with a touch of sweetness. Menu body. Worth a try.
satanda (439) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Velmi dobrá IPA. Stylové lahve a obal, plná chuť, tmavší jantarová barva, hustá pěna. Lahváč v San Franciscu.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Tropical fruit with a little diacetyl.
Appearance: Orange/gold with a small cream colored head.
Flavor: Butterscotch and bread with medium hop bitterness.
Palate: Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall: A pleasant drinking IPA, but a tad tame, as it were.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber, cloudy, with a sweet malty and hoppy aroma. Head is minimal but laces on the edge. Malty flavor with mild hop overtones in the mouth. A bit thin. Aftertaste is ok. I was expecting a bigger beer here.
DeliriumT (418) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is fresh and grassy and the flavour is more subtly bitter than most IPA’s.