TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden-orange with a slight haze and rich, khaki head. Great aromas balanced between pine needles, papaya, and fresh cut grass. Cascade and Centennial hops take full control of the flavor, lending a very drinkable bitterness and some nice dank, fruity flavors near the end. Finishes bitter and dry.
A classic West Coast IPA.
PorterPounder (4932) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Whole Foods Market - 12 oz bottle. Hazy medium orange pour, not much of a head. Aroma has a nice spruce presence, some yeasty funkiness. Flavor has a solid citrus bitterness backbone, some caramel sweetness, a touch of mango fruitiness. Mouthfeel is nice and puckering. Been searching for this one - the local places have all the other Missions, but not this one for some reason. Quickly becoming one of my favorite brewers.
jsmerig (1024) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a orange yellow with minimal head. Aroma of floral hops and bready malt. Taste is mildly sweet with a pronounced bitterness that ends with a dry crisp finish. Notes of orange and citrus are present. Mouthfeel is smooth.
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DruncanVeasey (6597) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Live rate. 22oz bottle from a store opposite the Yard House, Las Vegas. Misted brass-yellow with a slender white collar becoming a slick. Decent aroma, although not very San Diego IPA; peppery Belgian yeast, Flemish farmyard, barley lemon squash, parsley and lemon and lime wine gum hop. Low fizz; slick and well (bottle?) conditioned with more understated hay and yeasty, lemon barley character on the palate. Flimsy shrub and biscuit midway between Belgium and Germany. Zero alcohol presence and an unusually sweet, lager-like malt profile for a US IPA- 66 IBUs is way off the mark. Drinks OK, if ultimately too sweet and yeasty like a provincial, slightly amateurish English attempt to brew an unfiltered German/Czech lager. A little disappointed I dragged this one across the Atlantic.
mkel07 (2512) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Archive. Sold combination of hop aromas with shoe sweetness in the nose. Slight head with a golden amber to honey colour.
Staffan47 (670) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blindprovad: dämpad maltighet. Balanserad, krämig. Lagom. Viss beska i eftersmaken. Härlig sötma. Riktigt bra.
SaintMatty (4277) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Amber in colour. Toffee, pine and grapefruit in the aroma. Hoppy and fruity taste with grapefruit, pine, caramel and peach.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark gold with a very small wispy white head.
Smells of tropical fruits maybe a little citrus and pine. The smell is pretty one dimensional.
Tastes of pine upfront with some bitterness. A little bit of malt through the middle finishing with a deep bitterness.
Mouthfeel is a little light for the style. Doesn’t feel like there is much here.
Overall not a great beer. SD has much better to offer.
kaser (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour from bottle. Clear. Off fruity taste. Subtle malts in a citrus and floral IPA but has a taste about it I don't know how to describe but don't like. Ok beer
Iphonephan (2206) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear pale copper with an off white head. Grassy hop nose. Flavors of spruce and some citrus. Bitter finish.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Gertrude Hotel. Aromas of citrus, hints of vanilla and grass. Sweet, with light bitterness, long length.