Ontape (316) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 Giving this a fresh write-up now that I’m finally drinking it again. This is a really nice IPA. Not your typical West Coast hop bomb. Balanced with a strong malt presence and well-rounded flavors. I usually don’t get too excited about malt-forward IPAs but this is just so tasty. Aroma is a bit subdued compared to the flavor but no complaints. Grab it if you see it.
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange/amber with large dense white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit with just a touch of pine. Flavor is like aroma, but with a nice malt background. Clean flavors, crisp and bright. Medium bodied. Faultless IPA
PhillyCraft (3309) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at tasting, pours hazy amber with alright head and lacing. Notes of Buttery oak, dank hops, pine, caramel malt and mineral water. Another one that might have been a little old but it still held up nicely.
jredmond (5451) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Andy’s with a whole bunch of grimps. Pours an orange body with nice white lacing. Aroma is light pine and lots of grapefruit. Mouthfeel is nicely bitter with a ton of straight grapefruit flavor. Bitter and dry, but nice and drinkable.
50belair (2338) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with an off white head. Florally hop aromas. Big pine/grass/herbal hop aromas. The taste follows suit and lacks the balance of a healthy malt backbone. Good body and carbonation.
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22oz bottle into a tulip. Amber color with a big beige head Nose is grass, pine, citrus. Taste follows with some floral notes. Very good, but I wouldn’t call this outstanding myself.
deekyn (1208) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- unfiltered golden amber with thin skin of off-white head and solid lacing. S- peach, lemon zest and pine resin start it off, with caramel and wet grass next. Grapefruit hops follow. M- medium carbonation with a smooth medium body and relatively light palate. T- bitter grass and lemon zest up front, with some soap, pine and hops in the middle that couple with peach and grapefruit. Some sweet caramel malts towards the end. Bitter resin on the long lasting end. Overall a nice beer but relatively straight forward.
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AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt orange, nice lacy head. Smells of simcoe and galaxy. Nice and fruity with acidic grapefruit and pine needles. Nice. Perhaps not as fresh as I would hope but tastes nice, great balance in the malts, mouthfeel and bitterness. fruity finish
dhunter151 (563) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours orange amber with a white head. Nice citrus/pine aroma. Tastes of grapefruit, pine and sweet malt. Very well balanced and drinkable. Love this IPA.
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robsohoppy (16) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I Just dig this beer, It has been argued that it is not a real IPA or its this or that. Well this is my rating and this beer tastes good to me, period. Plenty of flavors in this brew to keep me interested and its brewed in good ole California. I will have to go try it off the tap next time I head near Kern. Great balance of flavor and alcohol allow this beer to hit the palette with complexity I don’t find in too many beers.