mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Great IPA and a good story behind the name. Lots of piney citrus hop notes and flavours with a full hopped up mouthfeel. Mild bitterness with lots of pine on the palate.
Maris (900) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 355ml bottle on 17/6/2012. Pours a clear dark golden with a big head. Has quite a big piny hop aroma, against a background of brown sugar and fruit. This is a very hop forward brew, with a huge pint, grapefruity bitterness dominating, but thereís also a decent whack of caramel malt and sweet orange. It could be a shade more balanced but this is still a very solid, big, high quality IPA. Iím surprised it doesnít rate a bit higher on here.
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a lasting head.
Nose shows fruity and floral hops. Orange blossom, peach, apricot all show, along with a fruity confectionery note.
Similar flavours: sweet, confectionery-like fruit, sweet clean malt and a bite of alcohol amongst the assertive bitterness in the finish.
Carbonation seems excessive.
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
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was a clearer orange with a medium head. Nose was pleasant and florally hoppy. The taste was smooth and hoppy but not overwhelmingly bitter. A nice daily drinking IPA. Glad I was in LA and happend to try it.
trevor211 (1297) - 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 Iíve had. Really good. Citrus and caramel dominate, with some good balance.
TheJestersBeer (1912) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber, off-white head. Fruity, very hoppy nose, malt, apricots, herbs, orange peel, pine resin, earth. Dry, medium to full body, high bitterness. Fruity, malty, pronounced hops, herbal, floral, resin, apricots, grapefruit, grass. Balanced, elegant IPA. (2010-12-01)
BucannonXC5 (730) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Drank out of a bottle. Color was gold. Couldnít see head, film or lacing.
Smell was pine and citrus hops. Slightly bitter sniff.
Citrus was the initial taste. Fairly smooth with a bitter finish.
Medium body. Lively carbonation. Pretty smooth.
Not a bad beer. I wish I could have enjoyed it more, but Iíll give it another try for sure.
drpimento (2082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good IPA. Iím here for San Diego Beer Week and just had their special Heavy Pettie Double IPA which, according to claims is more bitter, but seems less. This beer was served in a pint shaker with a decent, fine, foamy, off white head that soon settled down and a lots of fine lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is hop, malt, resin, a little barn. caramel. Flavorís much the same with more impact. Balance is heavy in favor of bitter, quite dry, and some good carbonic tang. Body & carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor and has long legs. If you get a chance go for the Heavy Pettie. Thisíll do instead if ye caint.
Jado (421) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a one-finger white head. Pine resin and flowers on the nose. The taste is dominated by hops as you might expect. Good malt backbone underlies pine and citrus flavours. Assertive bitterness typical of the style is present but doesnít overwhelm. Dry finish but a slightly sweet fruity aftertaste lingers. Fine example of a West Coast IPA.