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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A hearty and bitter pale ale.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (967) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2421) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2011
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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slappy19 (1) - - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3491) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarrettMiller (12) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Medium bodied IPA that has a grapefruit bitterness to it. Has a lingering dry finish. Not a great IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
bottle 11/26/10. 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2011
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (3037) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
golden yellow, clear w/ steady bubbles very hoppy nose. primarily nettle hops w/ some pink grapefruit citrus. thin/med body and very fizzy this is a pretty mellow and balanced hoppy IPA. it is primarily stemy/nettly hops with citrus grapefruit hop as a close contender.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (2244) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Hazy orange yellow with large foamy head... Aroma is lemon zest.... Flavor is lemony, citrus, light caramel malts... Gentle citrus hop finish... Very lemony and acidic all around.... Decent


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