wheresyourball (539) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up on the 395 in Lee Vining. Pours reddish gold with a small white head. Nose is pine and ginger; flavor is bread, brown sugar, sage, juniper, resin. Medium mouthfeel. Ok.
Bule (1215) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle at Upper Crust. Pours a brownish color without much head. Strong hop flavors though focused on a narrow hop profile. Very herbaceous.
beertholomeus (1184) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 Pours dark amber with little head. Hop and pine aromas. Pine and malt flavor with some hops and maybe some juniper. Funky bitter finish.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear orange with a fluffy off white head. Herbal tea, hops, and caramel aroma. Tastes of caramel, sage, light juniper, and eucalyptus like flavors and an earthy toffee finish and moderate bitterness. Interesting.
drsordr (1545) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with alexsdad06 Pour clear amber. Nose pine hop but huge sage and juniper. Taste grassy and earthy followed by sweet, juniper, and pine. Strong bitter mid palate and mixed sweet/bitter finish.
alexsdad06 (7031) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by drsordr in Reno. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has big herbal notes of juniper and sage with some caramel malts. The flavor has more juniper and sage herbal character, caramel malt, grass; not a normal dipa. Certainly worth trying.
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Appeared as a medium amber hue that created a thick foam cap head which eventually retreats. Aroma is strange with a funky combination of green hop pellets and a slight whiff of peppermint similar to a broken York candy. Possible chance of alcohol comes through the nose as well but the smell of this beer is not to my liking. The drink is just the same except the malts seem to outweigh the hops used in this IPA with a sweet and bread like flavor but the sharp bitterness of the hops used really stabs the bitter taste buds on my tongue and I mean this in very bad way. This is an IPA I would trash during a conversation about IPA’s made in California but that’s just my honest opinion since I found little satisfaction while drinking this.
Theydon_Bois (12736) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craft Beer Clerkenwell thanks to Ken, 09/03/13.
Clear golden amber with a medium sized off white cap.
Nose is hops, sugars, herbal qualities, spice rack, thyme, lemon.
Taste comprises hops, pine, caramel malt, grapefruit, toffee.
Full end of medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitterness and spice in the finish.
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Ken. It pours a very deep amber/orange with nice off-white head. Sweet malt, floral hops, grapefruit, strong juniper berries, sage. Interesting and full bodied, but you need to like sage and juniper. This was quite in your face.
mR_fr0g (5394) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel ruby red colour. Mineral chalk flavour . metalicalic. Citrus finish. Soft carbonation. Caramel toffee. Tar flavour.