GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Short: A harsh, overly bitter IPA
[ Mother Earth ][ Tap ][ 2oz ][ Taster ][ $1-2 ][ 1/25/14 ]
Long: Clear light amber pour, good lacing. Decent citrus hop nose. Taste is bitter, dusty, aggressive bitterness. No malt juiciness to balance. Over the top bitter. Harsh.
Flaws: Overly bitter, astringent, harsh
Cause: Oversteeped grain, wrong mash in temperature, too long of hop boil, etc.
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly decent ipa, tastes more like it came form vermont or the east coast than california.
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap it has a nice amber color with a big head. Aroma of malts and some bread. It also has some fruit that blends well. First thing I notice is the malt backbone which stands out. The citrus rounds out the finish with some mango and apricot. Nice finish.
RedSox2004 (1233) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden orange with a bright white head and very nice lace. Big grapefruit aromas, accompanied by tropical citrus - mango, mostly. Taste follows, with a strong hop bitterness featuring citrus is offset only slightly by a bready maltiness. Medium body, full carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a crisp bitter finish.
bergstaden (1220) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a white head - Aroma of hops with citrus and other fruits - Good malt body to support the hops that tastes a lot of citrus - Lingering hop finish that is dry - This was good
AmEricanbrew (5798) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with white head. Mild floral, spicy hop, dusty aromas. Medium body. Spicy bitter, herbal hop flavors with light toast, and grainy caramel---good.
johnbuck100 (239) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow, this must be a super-fresh bomber - the hops exploded when the top was popped. incredible citrus and floral grassy hops. everything was right in line. hops off the chart, check, full-bodied hop flavor, check, as as it warmed, nirvana, CHECK! Need I say EXTREMELY highly recommend! one of the best IPAs i have had.
Lukaduke (2139) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Kipp ! Pours a yellow golden color with a finger of white tight bubbled foam. The nose has some nice tropical fruit up front mixed with some earthy straw, floral hay and a touch of citrus. The palate follows with a full flavorful body but lacks a bit of the tropical punch found in the nose. Decent IPA with nice earthy grain, juicy hops and a touch of chalkiness on the tail end leading into a well integrated bitterness.
ABUSEDGOAT (2360) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colored, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruit, some caramel. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness. Not bad.
JohnnyJ (4315) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden orange pour, with a white head. Bitterness, floral, caramel malt, sweetness, citrusy hops, and pine. Decent.