tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle in San Diego. Pours a beautiful orange with solid 1/2 inch rocky off-white head. It collapses into a persistent film that hangs around throughout. Aroma is typical of a mainstream "hoppy" IPA with its somewhat citrus + pine resin hoppiness along with wafts of sweet caramel malt base. Taste is pretty similar with that mainstream bitterness-offsets-sweet-malt nature. Nothing special although itís a lot better than many others Iíve tasted; still, it falls well short of what it could be. It would be so much better if it had more of a prominent citrus aroma, but Iím left wanting. This bottle has a unique metallic flavor thatís rather unpleasant in the final aftertaste. Not a bad example but there are many other west coast examples that Iíd rather go for.
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of pine, almost an oaky vanilla, and an orange citrus. Pours orange and frothy like a solid IPA. Taste is smooth citrus and slight grass. Too much malt makes this light but lame. Not.impressed.
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden in color from the tap with light floral, citrus aromas. Taste is nicely balanced with light malt flavors and hops throughout the whole drink. My favorite at Disneyland!!
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden color and has a foamy head. Has a strong, but not over powering, aroma of hops, citrus and spice. Taste is much of the same as the aroma. I have always been more of a dark beer drinker and did not really like IPAís until recently. This beer has a good taste that is not over powering, but enjoyable.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear mid golden yellow.
Nose is faint with earthy hops.
Taste is watery with moderate pine hops, mild bitterness, and alcohol heat. Meh.
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.
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bread and oats on the aroma. Pours a light brown with a medium sized foam. Taste is a quick, moderate bitter hops with a faint caramel and doughy malt in the back. Overall, sad excuse for an IPA. Only offers a quick bitter hop bite with pathetic malts in the back. D rating.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. Rated on 16.10.2012.
Pours a copper orange colour without a head. Aroma of grains, metals and some fruitiness. Flavour of harsh grainy malts, grassy hops, metals and some alcohol. Harsh on the palate with a bitter grainy finish. Alcohol comes through in the finish as well. Not very good.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very subdued aroma. No citrus, no pine, no flowers. Good looking copper/amber color. High carbonation almost bordering on belgian like brett effervescence. However everyithing is unremarkable. Not a session beer that I would pick up again....
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUL 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at friendís place. He got this one for free--good thing. Not much going on here, nose is kinda of like unfermented wort--he said grape nuts and he was right. Flavor is bitter up front, a little grapefruit. Backend is kind of skunky. Meh.