tsoneill (7) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite beer from Karl Strauss. Great amber color. Crisp IPA with a fast rising hoppy flavor. Finishes with a pure hoppy aroma and taste. Body is lighter than some IPA’s which makes it an easy to drink but high quality IPA. Has become one of my favorite beers to keep in the fridge.
riley_i (7) - - APR 30, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a good head and great effervescence.
Nice bitterness, but could do with a tad more malt.
Well priced though, and sessionable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Xenon2000 (6) - - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Six pack from Dan Murphy.Very nice drop, not an explosion of hops in your mouth like some IPA's, and the 7% ABV doesn't show it's head until you are a few bottles in. Would definitely buy again. Recommended
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ksumek (6) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yummy and full flavored, yet light enough to refresh. This reminds me off many days at a beach bar, relaxing with a great beer after a nice day in the sun. The citrus and pine are light and refreshing, it just screams San Diego!
bittersbetter (6) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was initially bummed out by the beer.. I’m quite the hop-head and despite the 60 IBUs this beer has, the first sip on the tongue has very little bite to it. It starts off super malty, however sticking to its IPA name, its got a dry, bitter after-taste that lingers for some time. Extremely drinakable beer and great for those times when you want a beer with some bite but don’t want a right-off-the-bat palate destroyer.
AT7000 (5) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best IPA I have had in a while. One of the few "true IPSs" around these days, other than from Britain. It’s a traditional style IPA, which might explain the low ratings on here. I doubt most hipsters or American beer drinkers would know what a classic IPA is supposed to taste like. You can tell right away from the carbonation and the pale color.
This is no "American Style IPA" but rather the classic style IPA. Which surprises the heck out of me coming from San Diego. Glad at least one American brewery had the cajones to go with the classic rather then trendy/modern style. hat’s off to them for that. I don’t want to speculate too much, but I would bet the brewmaster knew his English IPAs well.
Shawley (5) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice IPA, pours well has a pleasant aroma. At first has soft sweetness and finishes with a nice bitter ness.
Gimmemore (4) - IRELAND - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad at all. Pours well with a deep amber colour.nicely carbonated with a pale frothy head. Worth a try.
jknox (3) - USA - MAY 31, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
brown, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,
j0shregan (2) - Monrovia, California, USA - OCT 13, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is very tasty stuff.. Very Drinkable, The 6.5% does a very good job at hiding itself in the taste. Quenched my thirst and also sells for an appropriate price.