Ratman197 (12668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of sweet carmel with just a hint of citrus. Palate is a bit to crisp for an IPA. Flavor of sweet carmel with a bitter finish. Not at all impressive!
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, oddly cherry, toasted bread, grapefruit, and florals. Flavor of caramel malt, herbal, cherry again, citrus, breadiness, and grass.
Benzai (12353) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Bottle. Slightly unclear orange color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste moderately malts, hops, moderately fruity, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle-pours a thin light tan head that reduces quickly. Color is clear gold. Aroma is musty, earthy, malt, hops. Taste is strong grapefruit hops with a bite. Good carbonation, then malt comes through. Unpleasant aftertaste.
thewolf (11876) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA Beershop, Kolding. Pours clear orange with a large, lovely, creamy white head. Aroma has peach, grapefruit, light pine. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has quite crisp malts and good bitterness. The hop flavours are a tad subdued, but it’s a fine drink nonetheless.
BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours sparkling dark yellow with an average, frothy, white head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (cereal, grain, meal), heavy hops (flowers, grass, pine, spruce), average yeast (sweat) with notes of grape and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville. Golden pour with a medium fizzy head. Citrus hop aroma. Taste is an up front hop bite with a nice malt background. Full bodied.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured with a medium yellow color with a very small head. Hoppy piney aroma. Not as bitter/hoppy as other IPAs I’ve tasted. Somewhat of a sour aftertaste. Tastes of lemon, pine and citris. I’ll pass on this one in the future.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: January 19, 2005
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: dark yellow with a slight chill haze, nice white head
Aroma: plesant hop aroma
Flavor: light malt flavor, lightly balanced with hops, nice bitter finish
Overall: not much good happening
Date: June 07, 2007
Score: 2.1 to 2.6
Appearance: hazy yellow
Aroma: light floral and citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor well balanced with light hops
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
Dogbrick (10879) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One good thing about Mendocino is their bombers are significantly cheaper than other brands. One not-so-good thing I can say is you can tell why. This brew pours a light golden orange color with a medium thick eggshell white head that lasted pretty well. Thin lacing. The aroma is musty and mildly hopped, with a faint hint of citrus. Possibly the thinnest body on an IPA in recent memory, with a very one-dimensional flavor. Straight hops without a whole lot of taste, and a bit of grapefruit is about it. The finish is somewhat bitter but again not too flavorful. I was frankly bored with this about halfway through which is pretty rare for me when it comes to IPAs. Worth trying, but I won’t revisit this.