brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Mother Earth. Clear golden-orange pour with a white head. Some caramel sweetness, pine, and grapefruit. A touch of sugar, some woody hops, and bread. The flavor is lightly bitter. Pine, woody herbs, and grapefruit. A bit of sweet malt, sugar, and bread.
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Zach and Matt’s NYC tasting. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of grapefruit, resin, citrus rind and sticky caramel. Medium body.
Tmoney99 (13079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid smooth resin hop and citrus aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Matt’s place. Pours a slightly hazed orange amber with a thin white to beige head. Bright citrus and a touch of lemon on the nose, caramel and touches of citrus candy. Medium bodied, long citrus with some earthy pithy grapefruit notes. Very nice.
bb (8270) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with light summer fruit. Grapefruit and pine flavor with floral notes. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with floral notes and light malt.
douglas88 (8021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear somewhat dark caramel color with a large white head. A sweet fruity nose with some caramel. Sweet very fresh hop profile with big oranges and grapefruit, light caramel and earthy malts. Quite easy and flavorful. Nice.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, orangeish pour, medium bodied. Piney, some grapefruit notes, caramel malty backbone. Probably a tad aged. Decent
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Smells like hop candy. Resiny taste of grassy citrus hops with a solid bitterness.
jgb9348 (5483) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy copper coloured body with a bronze glow and a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pungent citrus, grapefruit and especially piney hops coupled with a good amount of malt and some alcohol. Medium-bodied; Assertive resinous and rather piney flavours at first with a good herbal and slightly grassy hop character and a good malt backbone coupled with some light earthiness. Aftertaste shows a good balance of hops and malt with a nice grassy and herbal note and a strong but bearable alcohol flavour. Overall, a great Southern California IPA and one that should be sampled by all that like the style, that is, if you can find it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle (mine says 7% abv on the screenprinted bottle) purchased from Texas Liqour in Carlsbad, California on 19-March-2013 for US$7.99 sampled a few hours after returning on a subsequent trip from San Diego on 10-June-2013 at home in Washington.
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Slaters 50/50 in RC. It pours gold with a frothy white head. The aroma is a bit faint and bready with some peaches. The flavor is dry and bready with some florals and strong bitterness. Not a lot of hop flavor, which was disappointing, but nothing seriously off. Decent stuff.