Fatehunter (1644) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured a half finger of head on a clear, amber colored body.
The aroma is nice with lemon and straw.
The taste is smooth with mild bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A fine IPA and a really easy drinker, nothing special but good.
Marheb (3053) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(En fût au Hooley’s Irish pub): Un nez goulûment juteux et miellé qui invite follement. En bouche c’est indéniablement machable et envahissant, les fruits sont presque en purée, la finale un brin rouillée et molle.
batneil (467) - - JUN 22, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pretty nice smooth IPA. Pale golden colour. Tastes good after a day in the mountains.
thegreenrooster (3505) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a clear copper with a huge white head. Aroma is a decent hop followed by some cracker malt and a bit of sweet caramel. Flavor is a minimal hop with a more chewy earthy malt. This was not what I was expecting from an IPA from the west coast. Way malt heavy and the hops have disappeared. There is no date on the bottle so this could be months old. Put a frigging best by or bottled on date on IPA’s!
miyauchi38 (701) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
AAEA (214) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 Fl OZ ($9.99 6 pack) pretty good but not in the same ranking as the other IPAs i’ve had recently, this one falls short and I can tell it has that rang out dish cloth taste at the end.
euniceradio (149) - Colton, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear deep amber. Sufficient head. Aroma is not hoppy but like buttered cracker crust with slight citrus. Taste is malty sweet with tropical fruit and bitter finish with grapefruit and some alcohol that lasts. Mouthfeel is typical.
njager246 (560) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is citrus and malts, taste is lemon grass and citrus and some malts, pretty good!
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 (7423) - 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).