BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours with a clear golden hued body with voracious carbonation leading to a huge, fluffy white head with good lace and full retention. Aromas are big time tropical fruit, passion fruit, floral, citrus, bright tropical fruit, light dankness. Some resin and grass flavors as well. Sweet fruit. Light floral honey like notes. All hops. Flavors are tropical fruit like hops, papaya, some guava. Medium to medium strong bitterness, resin, low malt mild esters. Very lively bubbles, dry, crisp, lightly warming. Excellent!
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy aroma, grassy along with a hint of fresh-cut grass. The flavor is supremely hoppy, sweet and spicy. No overtly bitter aftertaste for an IPA, which is impressive. Maui definitely played this one right.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge pine and resin character. Strong sharp hops with a nice floral component. Dry biscuity malt body. Very impressive drink, maybe a bit one dimensional but it does it hits the mark with an impressive hop lineup.
ben4321 (5697) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 7/6/12
Aroma: Nose is heavy hops, resin/pine, grapefruit, and other tropical fruits as well
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear golden color with a white head and average lace
Flavor: The taste has a nice West Coast-style hop bitter punch, with a lighter sweetness
Palate: The body of this one is medium-plus, with a somewhat sticky feel, and a rather dry finish
I thought that this one was a really nice west coast style IPA. To put it simply: They done good here!
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden amber color. Heady tropical fruit, buscuity, a touch of pine, dry big hoppy nose. Well balanced, med full body. Well balanced, long bitter finish. Excellent
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head. Aaroma of bright grass, light scallions. Taste is bittersweet straw, lemongrass, hay. Very nice!
oRos (1554) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste from growler brought back from brewpub. Aroma is dry with a citrus hint. Color pours golden with white head. Taste is very dry with a sharp bitter finish. Get grapefruit and pine.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Light amber beerw ith an off-white head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pine and earth flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Pine and earth lingers with grapefruit.
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Very hop forward with some tropical fruit. Very tasty, and very San Diego. I like it.
marcus (9138) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From beerboxer’s growler. Pours orange amber with a short off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a nice toffee flavor with a smooth bitterness transition culminating in a pronounced finish.