3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. filtered gold with medium-sized white bubbles with low retention. first whiff is something around garlic / shallots / onions with the requisite dried herbs, resin and pine sap. a short time into it the malt begins to show through the powerful hop smell: toasted grains, buttered biscuits and peanut shells. commercial description mentions passion fruit and grapefruit, neither of which I get in any sense; lime in there somewhere, but comes across more like lime leaves and citronella oil than lime juice. texture is somewhat gummy though the body is thin (or medium thin). always interesting to try a single hop pale ale to add to what I know of citra hops, but the hamster pellets, alfalfa seeds, peanuts and sunflower seed note grows to unpleasant levels.
symmetric (50) - - JUL 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful pour, thick creamy white head that persists very well, clear straw brown in colour. Deep citrusey, slightly grassy aroma. Earthy tones. Moderate carbonation gives a crisp mouthfeel. Fairly bitter, oaky, earthy, with a malty, caramel edge.
rmussman (1667) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big time hoppy. Bought in a bomber. Would rate this more of an IPA due to the high levels of hop added. The citrus background notes behind the hops are very interesting and enjoyable.
Gription79 (2130) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Craig. Great tropical hop character. Noticeable diacetyl. Looks great but the diacetyl kills it.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle purchased at Lone Hill Liquor in Glendora, CA-pours bright orange with a small soapy white head somewhat froathy looking. nose is mostly citrus and sugary malt (fortune cookie, lite sweet malt husks) however, this beer doesnt seem as bright as it once was-seems a bit muddled and slightly oxidized. however, what is here is a pretty solid beer. my main complaint with it is that its not very bitter. has some dry orange peal type finish however not bitter. i wonder what this was like when it was totally fresh? what is here is good, just not great. needs more bittering hops to make this very good. right now, the sweetness is a bit too much.
theOptimator (272) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pineapple, mango, passion fruit. Appearance is copper apricot clear w medium full tan head. Taste is malt forward. Pineapple, mango, passion fruit, apricot aroma hopping helps bring out the sweet light caramel malt. Grapefruit bitterness rounds out and lingers. Palate is medium. Starts off malty and then a firm grapefruit bitterness lingers. Overall a very nice beer. Very rare to find a lower gravity ale with lots of hops. Right up there with some of the best hoppy ales, which is nice to see in a new smaller brewery.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/5/12 on tap at pap.
A+f are dank,gf, pine, onion,daramel...nice but a touch on the sweet side. 7/4/7/3/15
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep copper with an eggshell head. Aroma had more malts than the vibrant citra that I was hoping. Taste followed suit and was more malt-forward with some bitterness. Good beer for the style, but a little too malty for my tastes.
IrishBoy (3725) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is piney hops with an ivy bit. Clear copper orange with a medium, heavy lacing, pale yellow head. Flavor is fairly lightly bitter with pine in the background.
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into a pint glass. Medium copper color with a fluffy head and minimal lacing. Aroma is citrus (grapefruit) with an alcohol presence that seems bigger than the 6.0% warrants.
My favorite part of this beer is the mouthfeel. It's full and slick with just the right touch of carbonation.
Overall, an enjoyable beer.