jazz88 (2576) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Yellow color with a white head. A malty hop filled aroma with a simple and straightforward flavor and finish. A solid single for an IPA and well worth drinking.
Sledutah (5429) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle (the same label design as pictured but it is a black label w/grey & green lettering and says Reno, Nevada. 8% abv) from Lee’s discount liquors
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a huge foamy white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Malts, caramel, pine and biscuity
Taste: Toasted malts, pine, bready with a bitter citrus (lemon) finish
A nice easy drinking IPA, well balanced.
haddon90 (1527) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with an OK lacing head. Deep, hoppy aroma. Some grapefruit in the background. Nice, wet, hoppy taste. Not too overpowering. Tight, tangy hit on the palate. Dry finish. Pretty decent iPA.
Aubrey (3479) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased in Las Vegas. Tasty IPA. Rusty hue with a nice head. Malts were nutty and wholesome with a balanced amount of sweetness (light caramel and sweet bread dough). Hops were floral, grassy and somewhat pine-like. Balanced bitterness. Pleasant and enjoyable IPA.
baraciisch (2134) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange in color... Aroma of citrus hops... Flavor is citrus and piney hops, light malts, fairly dry with decent bitter palate... Pretty solid
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
joeneugs (3645) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at the Bistro IPA festival. Just getting to entering the rating now. It pours orange with a thin white head. Very malt forward aroma with mostly toffee. Mildly earthy hops in the finish. Not bad.
badlizard (5536) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange with a creamy white head. Sweet caramel honey and hops up front in the aroma and taste with a cereal grain bitterness on the back end.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #11. The label doesn’t say hopstar, but the description and abv are the same as the ratebeer description, so I’m going with it. Dark amber/orange pour with a dusty white head, the beer is very clear as well. Light pine with a good amount of citrus and a bit of sweet tropical fruit, pretty nice. Nice bit of bitterness upfront that was followed by some tropical sweetness and then a pretty big bitter aftertaste. Good stuff. (1970)
SDalkoholic (2194) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Created a firm layer of head on top which eventually flat lined and formed a few patches of foam while the liquid was a deep honey gold. The aroma is thick with the scent of hop pellets and pine, but a smell of sweet bread like malt lurks in the background. I have to say I don’t particularly care for the aroma of this IPA and find it to be unbalanced. The same can be said about the flavor with a heavy taste of hop pellets while sweet malts take on a bigger roll, but the drink still comes across as amateur and having a home brew recipe feel to it. This is just more tame version of their Hoptologist recipe except the alcohol is more apparent in this one almost to the point it burns.
markwise (4561) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber graciously shared at the last Tampa crew tasting. Thanks to the kind soul who shared it. Pours a somewhat hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is light malt with big hops. Seriously. Mild caramel followed with big pine and light citrus. Flavor is similar- hop assault. West Coast-style IPA. Medium in body and overall pretty good.