lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 5, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow... definitely what an IPA should taste like! strong hop flavor, great color with a thin small head, sharp but mellow at the same time, easily drinkable beer
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sliced grapefruit for breakfast wafts up to greet you. Orange, this is definitely orange. This leans quite a bit toward the citrus side of the fence. The grapefruit, orange peel taste is kind of interesting, but a bit distracting. The bitter lingers on the inside for quite awhile, yet without that coating feeling you sometimes get from high octane hops. Nice, but could do without so much grapefruit.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Powerful flowery citrusy Cascade hop aroma. Hoppy, grapefruit, tea flavor with a bitter/slightly sour/crisp finish. The hops totally dominate and there is little discernable malt flavor. Absolutely delicious, one of the best California-style IPAís Iíve ever had.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle: Pours a slight hazy amber with a 1-2 finger head of ivory foam. The aroma is pure IPA with mostly piney notes.The flavor continues the aroma with some malt sweetness and notable hop bitterness. The pine flavors come through again with only a hint of citrus. The mouth feel is smooth with less coating than i would expect in a double IPA. Overall this is a solid beer but this is a crowded category with many great examples.
Campy877 (180) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus mixed with pine aroma. Pours a thick malted head. Amber colored and Sweet (peaches? what is that fruit i taste?) on the tip of the tongue and finishes with a hoppy wallop. Very refreshing. Be warned though. At 8.2% ABV refreshing can quickly give way to sleeping !
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eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like most ipaís. Heavy ipa taste at first followed by a remarkably neat finish. went well with parmesan cracker bread.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 I love the beautiful look of this beer. Its really cloudy with a dark orange hus and off white lasting head. The aroma is that of a good IPA, citrus and sweet. I think overall this is a supper yummy beer. I donít like to rate based on category, but this is not an imperial/double IPA. My girlfriend, who is not a bitter fan, didnít even think this was bitter. I didnít either.
Wolfenkopf (177) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is quite alright. Hoppy in both aroma and taste, this brew has an off-white head that fades promptly but never disappears altogether. Light amber in color. Smooth on the palate and finishes faintly bitter as an IPA should. I would have thought something with this abv would have had more of an impact on me, but it is simply enjoyable, not intriguing.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Out of the bottle so color is hard to judge. Smell is sweet without much hoppiness. Taste is much sweeter than I expected or would have liked. Not too bad, but not my favorite.
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good IPA, piny taste. Was definitley lacking in aroma when compared with some other IPAs. Very citrusy. Was cloudy in appearance.