Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste is caramel, pine, hops, grass and malt, with a citrus finish. Solid IPA.
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp, hazy copper coloured body with a deep manuka honey glow and a perfect, two centimetre tall tan head - brilliant. Aroma of pungent, rank, grassy and herbal hops with a bit more resin in the bunch, and a touch of alcohol - very nice smelling indeed. Medium-bodied; Grassy and herbal hoppy flavours at first with a nice light malty taste, a touch of sweetness at the end, and more hop bitterness. Aftertaste is nice, with some mellow grassy and herbal flavours but nothing over the top or ridiculous. Overall, a nice IPA, but not my favourite, however, a solid west-coast IPA that is nice to try. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 03-February-2012 for US$4.99 sampled at home in Washington on 27-March-2012.
douglas88 (5469) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beermongers. Pours a clear golden color with a meidum white head. A sweet crisp hop nose. A very easygoing light flavor of grain balance with light fruity hops, light bitterness. Kind of bland but solid.
fiveacestx (444) - Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber - pours medium gold with a foamy head and minimal lacing. This brew is certainly hoppy in aroma and taste. Grapefruit dominates in this one. Has a medium body that is super dry.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly clear, medium copper pour with a moderate, soapy lace - aromas of citrus, pineapple, mango, pine, light peppery character - lean, clean crystal maltiness leaves plenty of room for the hops to shine - a lot of peppery notes, moderate citrus, a strong earthy component - a potent but never abrasive bitterness - lightly floral and peppery finish - nice.
BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass. Hazy orange color. Just one finger of head. Lots of white lacing on the top. Decent amount of wet white spots of film. Some small bubbles. Pretty lasting look.
Smelled citrus hops with tangerine and orange leading the way. Also some pine, sweetness and lots of citurs.
Tasted pretty similar to the nose. Tangy, tangerine, orange, citrusy and a bit buttery.
Medium body. Thin, oily texture. Average carbonation. The finish got a bit old and I got sick of it. Had to knock it down at least 0.5.
I wavered between some ratings here and this could have easily been a bit higher or lower. Iíd give it another try.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a moderate white head. Aroma of pine, grass, and herbs. Flavor of pine, earth, grass, and herbs with a dry, bitter finish.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear light yellow-gold, with oily white bubbles and nice coating. Nose of fresh orange pulp, hop extract, light grapefruit. Fresh and smells pretty good! Taste of cream, orange, lightly bitter yellow grapefruit, tinge of onion but not offensive. The finish on the other hand tends to be more bitter than Iíd like, oily and bitter on the palate. A bit of hairspray linger.
quiznoaz (307) - Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
So I bought the bottle for the pile of sediment at the bottom, reminding myself to bring toothpicks when I drank it. Fortunately I donít need them, as the beer is hoppy with a touch of citrus, but no gunk. Yet anyway. I should be careful pouring.
BustyMcJugson (36) - - FEB 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I didnít enjoy drinking this IPA. Iíve heard such wonderful talk of Left Coast, but this just didnít do anything for me. Very indistinguishable, unappealing flavor. Maybe I got a bad bottle.