SFtaster (53) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the hand pump at Tornado in the Lower Haight just down the hill from the brewpub in S.F. I always look to drink cask conditioned IPA’s when I can find them. I appreciate how the cask process mellows the bitterness and allows for the full flavor of the hops to emerge in the ale. This brew does not disappoint! Try this beer for the authentic taste of real ale.
gyllenbock (3712) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Pub, August 2013.
Dark orange with a small white head. Fresh and refreshing with hops, fruit and some light notes of malt. The mouthfeel was quite thick and the finish was really bitter. A tasty IPA.
deekyn (864) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours darker golden amber with no head. S - very hoppy aromas. Pine resin, bitter citrus, musty. Some doughy and caramel malts. M - nice bitter hop centric ipa. high carb, and a bit dry. T - follows the nose. Piny resin, hop flowers cones, bitter citrus lots of caramel malts. O - a good bitter ipa 3.4
gmb5127 (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a small head. Has a piney earthy bitterness but a kinda weird aftertaste, nothing special.
Steve_0 (1931) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pour is clear golden orange with a big white head and great lacing. Sweet grapefruit, orange peel, caramel, pineapple, biscuit, citrus, and grass in the aroma. Taste is grapefruit peel, orange, grassy, lightly resinous, bready, a touch of caramel, and earthy with a big bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with high carbonation. Probably the best beer of the visit.
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good ipa, not as citrusy qs other wc ipas but really enjoyable. Malty and drinkable. good brew
corkncap (6) - USA - JAN 14, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at the brewery. Creamy head, nicely balanced hops, and a pleasant bitterness that lingers like a guitar solo. Seek this one out folks, outstanding!
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oRos (840) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from growler. Color is copper with off white head. Taste is piny, leather, earthy. Aroma is pine and grass.
badhack (229) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical of west coast IPA. Bitter IPA, no off flavors, balanced taste and seemed a bit dry. Floral notes, some citrus as well.
Dogbrick (6864) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Deep golden color with a medium white head and stringy lacing. Aroma of pine, hops and citrus. Medium body with flavors of piney hops, malt and zesty citrus. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Above average overall.