Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in our appartment, Maui, from the Wine Corner in Paia, 25/04/14.
Clear golden amber with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is citric sherbets, light floral hop tones, straw, faint caramel, bitter orange, damp towel.
Taste comprises light citric peel, bitter orange, straw, orange squash, bitter resonance.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
A rather muted low end IPA, looked the part but offered little at the business end.
Drake (8546) - 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.
GT2 (8432) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
355mL thanks to Dedicatedtofun! Clear orange, nice white webby lacing. Nose is sweet artificial orange, flashes of odd chemical. Taste is harsh stomach acid, eating a penny. Oh gross. It takes skill to make beer taste this badly.
jtclockwork (8419) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hoppy IPA though taste was a little flat and lacking. Pours amber gold. Aroma of floral citrus. Rated 10/22/04
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Golden orange colour. Thin head. Sweet aroma, caramel and medium crystal malt with some fruity/woody aromas. A bit of orange and light pepper. Flavour is quite woody. Light spice but mostly leafy UK (Fuggles) types of hops. Fairly well-balanced and pretty tasty. Slightly prickly mouthfeel. Lingering herbal/leafy hop flavour. Decent, but not great.
Benzai (8224) - 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.
Dogbrick (8135) - 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.
leaparsons (8070) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clody orange in colour and mine had no head. Aroma is sweet honey with pine needles. Flavours are mild pine and smooth rather than overly bitter. Spicy and decent but I was disappointed.
3fourths (8023) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium orange. Chalky and foamy aroma. Weird sweet chardonay flavor. A bit sour. Overall this can simply be desribed as unenjoyable and rancid.
JorisPPattyn (7909) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium, slightly fluffy yellowish head over clear orange-amber beer. Very discreet nose, bit if candi sugar, liqueurish orangepeel; exotic fruit with mainly lytchee. Quite bitter, cookies with glazing that becomes sweet upon dissolving in the oral cavity. Bit metallic bitter, bitter gourd if not as aggressive. Warming up, a not very pleasant flavour, reminding of coffee milk gone bad. But my main issue with this beer lies in the mouthfeel, that, despite being well-carbonated, the beer is life- and listless, like a British kegged ale. Disappointing - certainly for a beer from Mendocino, that made one of my eyeopeners for USA beers. Thanks to whomever bestowed this upon me.