JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at the brewery in Vista, CA. This was a solid India Pale Ale that was very tasty.
ABUSEDGOAT (2265) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, resin, pine, caramel. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness.
bergstaden (960) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with an off white head - Good hoppy aroma - Good malt body to support the hops that gives flavours of grapefruit and some pine in the back - Long dry hop finish - This was good
swoopjones (5205) - 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
Sathorael (142) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours medium hazy orange with medium off white head. Aromas of pine resin, funk, citrus, and a little alcohol. Taste is biscuity and crisp with a medium hoppy bitterness and hints of citrus zest and grapefruit. Finish is dry witu a mild lingering bitterness.
dhunter151 (443) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Nice grapefruit and orange notes. Piney hops that are well balanced with the malt. Very drinkable.
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Miked1687 (558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red bottle that lists the abv as 7%. Amber pour with a rich thick white head that laces as it slowly dissipates. Aroma is sweet orange citrus hops and honey malt notes. taste is straightforward, smooth creamy mouth feel that isn’t too bitter, but lots of citrus, particularly orange. Really pleasant ipa.
bb (6532) - 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.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, 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.
tmoreau (2048) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters displaying a fairly clear, orangy amber hue, a good layer of persistent, soft white head foam, and waves & spots of lacing. The aroma was a nice, perfumey blend of resiny pine, citrus as grapefruit, berry sweetness, and mid-fruit as peach. Moderate, but well rounded hop bitterness, with some lingering qualities, and a good malt backing. Nothing over the top, but very drinkable as a "go to" type IPA.
jgb9348 (4434) - 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.