Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Q, in San Francisco. Pours clear orange, moderate cream coloured head, great lacing. Nose is creamy with soft and gentle lifted citrus notes. Thai-scented ginger, tea, cold cream, rosewater. Flavours of juicy grapefruit, navel and mandarin oranges, fresh dairy cream, spruce, ginger, and light limestone/chalk. This is a feminine, delicate and utterly delicious IPA. I have a strong feeling that this travels very badly, and finding this in perfect shape is a bit akin to unicorn hunting. Just a wonderful surprise!
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Marin. Orange pour with a clingy small white head. Nose is grapefruit and caramel malt. Same in the taste, plus a bit of pine resin. Moderate palate. Nice brew.
OldGrowth (3243) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at brewpub. Ok aroma,.sweet. orange and pine, clean brownish orange, small head, minor lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body creamy mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Again ok, flavorful enough, but weak for area.
smith4498 (3552) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours cloudy burnt orange color with off white head. Pine, citrus, and caramel aromas and flavors. Moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Craig.
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 (901) - 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 (1107) - 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 Iíd give this a B+ rating.
drpimento (3128) - 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! Itís a great IPA, if you get the chance to try it, donít pass it up.
callmemickey (4255) - 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.