BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a completely clear golden hued body with a huge white head. Aromas are of huge tropical fruit up front. Nice hop character, very sweet smelling, candied citrus, tamarind, and STRONG diacetyl. Flavors are all diacetyl and it gets much worse as it warms. Tons of butterscotch, grassy. Nice and dank, tropical fruit hop notes behind the butter. Medium to fuller carbonation, medium bubbles. Dry. Hard to get past the diacetyl. Good hop flavor though. Would be rated a lot higher with out the diacetyl!
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle -
I really wish this was available in 12oz bottles/6-packs because this would rival SN IMO, and is a better option. An aggressively hopped beer, balanced by a nice showing of malts and barely balanced enough to call it a pale ale. Aroma is incredibly citrusy and it doesnít stray too far from that. Clean, refreshing bitterness on the palate, lots of citrus and hop resin, subtle piney sap too. The malts provided seems to also give it a tropical fruit-like taste at times. My only issue is the price, and Iím sure thereís tons of hops used in the beer but because of the price I donít get to visit this as often as I would like.
beertholomeus (366) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a crisp golden color with a fluffy white head. Dank hop, orange, grapefruit, mango, floral and pine aroma. Dank hop, grapefruit, mango, orange, pine, floral and malt flavors. Medium light body with average carbonation and a slightly bitter mouth-feel. Citrus finish.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GABF 2013, big citrus juicy hops aroma, taste is a big bitter citrus, nice.
ddemmingjr (638) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours clear deep golden, frothy pillows of white head. Nice lacing. Fresh citrus, grapefruit, fruity hops, some herbal burn on the nose. Light to medium bodied with resinous dryness, grassy and orange hops, just enough caramel malt sweetness. Comes off really fresh greenery. Pretty good
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL. Pours a clear, deep orange. Weaker foam. Nose is butterscotch, vanilla, rich marzipan, yellow cake. Taste is big butterscotch, orange peel, sugary tea. Thicker, rich. Not really bright or even that Citra forward. Just a nice, juicy malt backbone. Perhaps not so fresh. Still, yummy.
maltman53 (148) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Itís got hop-intensity and malt-density. Huge West Coast hoppy nose, sweet marmalade malt palate, refreshing finish. An excellent example of the West Coast IPA style.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Dull orangish amber, slight haze, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Pith and floral notes on the nose.   Faint mountain shrubbiness too.   Muted floral notes and soft pith on the tongue.   Light to moderate sweetness.   Average body and mouthfeel.   Flavorfull, but a little dull.   Certainly not all that bitter either.   Decent, even if a little dull.   Lingering shrubby notes.
OldMrCrow (1618) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Santa Barbara.
Deep golden-orange pour, decent head. In addition to the grapefruit, one really does pick up passionfruit in the aroma. Flavor is dry with a resinous close. I donít get so much lime as white grapefruit pith. A bit of heat late seems off for the style.
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean golden amber pour with thin white head. Super hoppy nose, lots of citrus and resinous hop oils. Some garlic and onion notes. Heavy resin and oil character in the flavor. Heavy bitterness on the finish with lots of oil.
Hopped_Silly (344) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Bottled 7/6/13. Definitely a citrus bomb. Concentrated, bitter citrus layers, passion fruit, fresh cut grass, sweet onion, hay, sex and cat pee nuances Mild carbonation, medium-medium-plus body, with a fair amount of raw bitterness. Lingering citrus finish, with medium bitterness. Although a little one note, it's a good, complex one note. Solid IPA.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...