Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Rating #203. Hazy bright orange pour with a beige head. Light pine with some sweet citrus. Mild bitterness with a little caramel malt and a moderate bitterness. (2276)
thetmaxx (787) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at streets of London for beer week! Aroma is very nice, floral hops, grapefruit and citrus. Flavor reminds me of pliney! Smooth bitterness, with a balanced maltiness. Oily and thick. Nice medium head with lacing down the glass.
Thisis12ptfont (992) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma gives off light grapefruit and citrus with moderate floral hops. Appearance is a slightly dark amber color with a medium foam top. Taste contains light malts with a mild, leafy hop bitterness. Very smooth and crisp texture with a very small hint of grapefruit on the finish. Overall, this is a pretty solid brew with nice flavoring (primarily malt and hops). It contains a mild bitter bite with a nice smooth texture. Overall I’d give this a B+ rating.
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
IPA bordering on DIPA. I let it warm some out of the fridge and it poured with an amazingly slow to settle, foamy, super frothy, fluffy, Iight, off-white head and loads of clingy lace. Color is a slightly hazy apricot. Aroma is bread dough, hop, yeast, malt, resin. Flavor is similar to nose with some up front sweetness, followed by bitter, cracker, fruit, resin and slight tang. Body is good and carbonation somewhat soft. Finish is like flavor with resin lasting longest and no alcohol. Good brew.
slappy19 (1) - - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an amazingly smooth IPA. I first had it with pizza in Fremont, CA, and fell so in love with this beer that shortly after I drove to Marin/Larkspur just to have it at the brewery! It’s a great IPA, if you get the chance to try it, don’t pass it up.
callmemickey (3625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 On cask at Toronado in SF.
A: Ruddy, light amber body. Tight, medium head. Moderate retention, spotty lacing.
S: Grapefruit, lemon, orange. Lightly bitter. Some caramel malt.
T: More of the same. Very mellow hop character rides on top of a subtle malt base. Mostly grapefruit here.
M: Smooth, creamy. Mellow finish with not much of a bite.
O: A very nice cask IPA good amount of flavor with a nice feel on the palate.
BarrettMiller (12) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium bodied IPA that has a grapefruit bitterness to it. Has a lingering dry finish. Not a great IPA.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BevMo in Pasadena, CA. Pours a hazy amber with orange highlights under a medium off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine resin. More citrus (orange, grapefruit), herbs, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla in the flavor. Sturdy and unobtrusive malt backbone. Silky texture. Quick, dry and pleasingly bitter finish.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange-y brown color with a medium sized white head.
it smells and tastes... a little dank, citrus, some roast, caramel, pine and earthy hops. there’s a mild bitterness on the finish. medium bodied. meh. 6/3/6/3/14
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 5/18/11 from a 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours hazy orange-amber with a thick white head that slowly recedes to a bubbly spotty layer of lace. The nose is hoppy with spruce, pine resin, hints of cinnamon and caramel, and a solid amount of caramel malt. The flavor is spruce and resin hops bitter along with a very heavy mid-palate featuring weighty vanilla, caramel, and cinnamon, and finishing with very nice bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long caramel malt and spruce bitter hops finish.