SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is fantastic, off the scales. The beer comes in at 140 IBU, according to the bartender. However, the taste pales in comparison to the wonderful aroma. Buy it to smell it.
rosenbergh (8288) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Magnolia/Smokestack, San Francisco, CA.
Clear deep golden colour.
Sweet hoppy aroma. Balanced.
Strong sweet fruity hops and malt in the flavour.
Seannpc (78) - - APR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much aroma. Burnt orange color with medium cloudiness. Smooth start and finish
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kespecial (115) - - DEC 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím very fond of Magnolia, and this is a fine brew, but it is not the style that they excel at (British style ales, especially cask or real ale). As a west coast style IPA it lacks the citrus notes I expect. Itís properly very hoppy, but lacks any sweetness to prevent drying out the palate. Pours a light orange, thin head and weak lacing. Resin and banana (?) on the nose. Taste is very strong, bitter hops, a little spicy. Finish is the weak point--exhausts as opposed to refreshes with it;ís dryness. Good, not great.
drsordr (1427) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Hopgeist 2014 pour light gold. Nose pineapple and mango. Taste a little harsh on the bitter up front then resin and some dank. Longer bitter finish
alexsdad06 (6730) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Hopgeist 2014. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts, herbal and earthy hops, a splash of citrus, moderate bitterness, decent dry ipa.
DrSilverworm (8172) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at Hopgeist 2014. Hazy orange color. Ring of off-white head, leaving good ridges of lace. Musty metallic malt, some pine and grapefruit citrus hop. Moderate bitter, light sweet, kind of dry. Medium plus body, light slick texture. Lighter kind of crisp carbonation. Pretty assertive, tasty IPA.
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer had a nice hoppy nose with a sweet body, just a touch of spice. The alcohol was masked very well.
Sammy (9340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask days 2014. Good aroma and hop balance. Citrus high ibu. Good balance and drinkability.
slowrunner77 (6728) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a solid entry into the west coast ipa category. medium bodied and refreshing, with a crisp malt bill and enough hops to take notice. thoroughly enjoyed itís orange peel bitterness. had cask and regular versions...cask slightly sweeter and thicker."
monk191 (1240) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent IPA. Pours a classic clear orange. Smells like pale ale, tropical fruit and hops. Taste is quite hoppy, but is good example of a balanced IPA. Had on tap at the Tiburon Taps Beer Festival.