SnowTris (3) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
It tastes like you’re driving up the 395 along the Eastern Sierra. The sage and juniper in are so good. It’s a solid unique IPA.
3BBrewing (7) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purchased this beer in 22 oz bomber from Backyard Bottle Shop & Tap Room in Murrieta CA.
Poured a clear medium yellow with a 1" inch foam head that settled to a skim after a few minutes. Some lacing noted.
Aroma was lightly grainy and crackers, followed by earthy notes, with an almost stale cardboard aroma. I did’t pick up any citrus, pine, or dank type aromas.
Medium body with normal for style carbonation.
Flavor was similar to saltine crackers with some very light grapefruit hop flavor, I found this beer to be crisp with little sweetness. Medium for style bitterness at the end. Again, I tasted a little "cardboard" like flavor.
Overall, I found this IPA to be at the lower end of better American west coast style IPAs. I think if this was brewed with Pilsner yeast as a lager, it would tasted more like a nice hoppy Pilsner.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber pours up with a clear copper body that supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up some pine hops, a sliver of orange gummy bear, a bit of grapefruit and then just noticeable herbal to earthy notes. The taste starts with snippets of citrus and tropical fruity juiciness and then more and more grapefruit like bitterness laced with a thin ribbon of resiny hoppiness murmur to the surface. It gets to modest levels of juiciness midway and into the finish. Pretty nice but it is coming across a bit long of tooth (but as usual full price at the bottle shop).
kaser (4181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Bine and Vine, poured at home. Clear amber with white head. Fruits cherry and hops on the nose. Taste is a basement/dank, yet fruity and citrus. Pretty good, not the best.
ogivlado (6416) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 355ml. -Clear dark golden coloured, small off-white head, nutty hoppy nose. Moderate malty, caramel, fruity orange hoppy and touch of alcohol with notes of wood in the finish. Not bad.
slowrunner77 (7227) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"the recipe or quality of this beer must have changed over the last two or three years (as of 12/08 the last review is from 2006!)...i wouldn’t call this beer weak, thin, or english style. it pours/looks like you’re standard ipa, with a great, inviting citrus & pine aroma. nothing super complex in the beer, but the flavor is good. nice balance, with a lean towards the hops, medium bodied. it actually reminds me of Stone’s ipa, just to a lesser degree. good, but not that good. i’ll get it again. better than their 395 IPA. 10/10-lackluster the last couple times, including this time in a can. downgrade from 4 to 3.7"
Defreni (2860) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske: Både som epic og som toulumne. Orange klar øl med et stort skumhoved. Duften er mango, citrus og lidt græs. Dejlig smag, næstbedste Mammoth efter Blondibock.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super refreshing after a long day in the mountains!!! Crisp, hops, citrus, pine and nicely balanced.
Getbetter (976) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a can into a goblet.From the moment I open this this beer and poured it, i could smell the hops and could tell it had a a lot of malt from the amber appearance. I would buy this again as well saved a few cans for gifts
theisti (3497) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at the Lodgepole general store in Sequoia National Park. Enjoyed as “Tuolumne Meadows IPA”. The pour is hazed orange copper with a smallish off white head. The aroma is faint floral hops along with cracker malt. The taste is a pleasant blend of the dry floral, softly bitter hops and the cracker toasted malt. The palate is medium to light bodied with soft carbonation and a clean dry softly bitter mineral finish. Nice.