dollarbill (13) - , California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good. I had a glass (thanks, JD) after a few pints of Pliny, and it was tasty. I’m not a sophisto, by any means, but I’ve had a few IPAs in my day. This stuff won’t keep me away from my Pliny, my Alesmith, or my Just Outstanding IPAs, but it is an interesting diversion. Too bad it costs so much.
after4ever (5861) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Thanks j! Pours a murky pale amber with a loose white head. Bright fruity nose, lots of grapefruit and orange rind and blood orange. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Light caramel with grapefruit and orange pith on the mid palate. Long dry finish.
dhunter151 (451) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22oz bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Great hop aroma. Fruity hops, mango, grapefruit, pine. This IPA is ridiculously good.
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SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a glowing golden yellow that was full of haze and looks similar to a hefeweizen while a soft pillow of foam easily broke down up top. The nose is bold with ripe succulent hops that ooze hop oils and resin while a small whiff of alcohol lurks in the background. The flavor is initially bitter with hops yet has a delicate sweetness due to bready grained malts. There is an obvious taste of citrus such as lime or grapefruit juice but somehow this doesn’t all come together for me as a high quality Imperial IPA because it taste as though its watered down or lacks serious body.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
as kern river 5th anniversary double ipa
cloudy yellow, smooth white head.
mild aroma, malts, flowers.
flavor is malty, hoppy bitter, hoppy flowery,
daleharshman (848) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar ($7.99). Pours a hazy orange-amber color with two fingers of white foam that leaves some good lacing. Aroma of sweet tangerine, zesty grapefruit, oily herbs, spring lawnmowing, and some wet pine. Flavor of a nice fruit medley (I get peach, mango, tangerine, perhaps some apricot), honey, caramel, and some spicy earthy hops. Well balanced and not particularly bitter. The tropical fruit elements here make me think of this more as a summer ale rather than a winter ale. The hopmasters at Kern River do it again! (71, 780)
rbrazell (1415) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at Hunaphu Day. Orange pour with a fluffy white head. Standard IPA aroma subdued floral, piney and citrus hops with bready malt backing. Spruce and spicy hop character, minerals with hints of citrus and sweet malt backing. Not bad, just nothing distinguishable.
hopheadj (7) - upland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was phenomenal the hops were sweet, floral, amazing green bombs that just popped in your mouth after every drink and left u asking for another 22 thanks kern river
bytemesis (2433) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - thanks IrishBoy! Pours hazy amber with a small white head and decent lacing. Aroma is not strong - spruce, pine, citrus. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Medium body, some oilyness. A solid entry, but doesn’t really rise above the pack.
barn0216 (346) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange, not much foam but it sticks to the glass. Faint aroma, citrus is my initial impression. Flavor is lightly bitter, more of a resinous character. Pleasant drinking beer but nothing outrageous - drinks more like a pale ale.
Dogbrick (7123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at a weekly bottle sharing event at Red House BBQ in Tehachapi, CA on 02/02/2013. The beer pours a clear dark golden color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, biscuit malt and pine. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, grapefruit and bready malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.