daleharshman (911) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber purchased at brewery while on a mountain biking trip to Mammoth. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a small white head. Mellow hoppy aroma of pears and light citrus, light mango. The nose is promising but there is something off in the flavor. The flavor is dominated by bitterness and simply not very balanced. It’s a spicy kind of hop bitterness. Not sure if they need to change the hop profile or simply balance it better with the malt. Not unpleasant, just not quite where it should be.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Light amber color with some sediment from the bottle conditioning, capped by a clinging head. OK, this is where it gets weird. This is two shades away from being a great IPA, but something with the hop combo they use gives it this spicy, oniony vegetal aroma and flavor that just does not really work. The aroma has a nice hop intensity. The flavor has a nice dry, toasted malt base, higher bitterness, and plenty of hop flavor. The hops are spicy and floral, and if it werent for the vegetal character, I really think I would love this beer. Hopefully this is a crop quirk that might go away in the next year because it feels like this is a well made beer.
baraciisch (1890) - USA - JUN 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amazing hops aroma... Golden orange in color...Flavor is a little too hoppy, without much sweetness, not very balanced... Fairly bitter palate, but I’ve had worse... Tastes too piney... Below average west coast IPA
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to americanbrew. Ruby pour with a small decently lasting head. Aroma of hops, dirt, flower and sweetbread. Taste is flower, dirt, and hops.
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to americanbrew. light gold pour with a thin white head. nose is wet, sticky hops and citrus. very nice on the palate with a sticky hop flavor.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. Pours with a small white head over an orange body. Taste is orange-citrus hops, and caramel. Taste is grainy with hops and light carbonation.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells resiny and sweet with some spicy hints. Tastes spicy and resiny with some floral hints on the finish. Decent.
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a frothy white head. Grassy, piney hop aromas. medium body. Lots of bitter grapefruit hop flavor here, not much of any malt to balance.
Beerman6686 (4351) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This oiured a nice amber color with a big white head. Aroma was thick and sweet malts with lots of citrus and gratefruit hops coming through. Flavor was hop dominated bitterness, lots of grapefruit flavor with a sweet malty pineapple finish.
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours hazy copper with a two finger head that laces well. Naturally it smells of hops with some citrus and floral notes. the flavor is well hopped but also pretty well balanced. it has a pleasantly bitter finish. Tasty!