brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a nice golden color with a big slightly off-white head and some mild lacing.
S: The hops are certainly present on the nose with some nice citrus and pine notes. Also a fair amount of alcohol and (as pointed out by Bobby) fish food.
T: Certainly a very bitter IPA with lots of pine and citrus, to a lesser extent. Again, the alcohol presence is pronounced, a bit too much for my liking.
M: The body is medium to heavy for an IPA with a moderate carbonation.
D: I can’t say this beer is bad, because I did enjoy it somewhat. But, it was more just bitter without much else going on.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yes, pine, resin, complexity, solid orange citrus and tropical flavours. Complex, great taste and drinkability.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at PP SC. Hazed amber orange pour with a lasting white head. Aroma of citrus, orange, caramel and raisins. Flavors are a bit too malty for my taste. Alcohol, orange, grainy, caramel. Bitter. Okay. Medium bubbles. Not super dry.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pours clear copper with a near white head of foam. The aroma has a mix of thick malts, resiny hops, a bit of grapefruit and a bit of sweet citrus hard candy. The taste delivers plenty of resiny hop goodness in the form of firm pine hops and slivers of grapefruit and tangelo citrus hops. It has both resiny bitter hops and smooth hop flavor. Nice stuff.
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp amber coloured body with a great copper tint, a two centimetre tall tan head and some nice bubbles from the bottom. Aroma of crisp grapefruit, pine, hops, resin, a bunch of alcohol and some nice pineapple notes. Medium to Full-bodied; Very piney and resinous flavour body with a bright fruity note and some pungent malt - a lot of alcohol as well. Aftertaste shows resin, pine, grapefruit, malt, toffee and a hint of nuts too. Overall, a very nice Imperial IPA with tons of hop notes of all sorts of types and a deep resinous alcohol flavour at the end. Nice to try and worth sampling if you can get it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Texas Liqour in Carlsbad, California on 19-March-2013 for US$8.99 sampled at home in New Paltz, New York on 30-March-2013.
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of doubleo
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate pine, dank hops, and some light citrus. It pours a transparent amber/copper with a one finger orange-tinted off-white head that has decent retention. There’s a lot of soapy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate citrus and some light tropical fruits. The finish has moderate grapefruit, light-moderate pine, and dank hops. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
JohnnyJ (4081) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at PP Carlsbad. Clear Amberish pour, sticky white head. Lots of citrusy hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit, bitterness, light on the caramel malt balanced and a bit sweet. Some of the alcohol is noticeable though, which detracts slightly. This is very hop focused, like all good West coast IPA’s, very tasty.
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at pizza port carlsbad 6/16/11-pours bright orange hue with a soapy white head nose is floral hops flavors are leaffy tea and lite pine. pretty straight forward but it works. some nice herbal and sweet hop notes come trough in the finish. this one is organic? i can kind of taste it. pretty decent beer here!
Iphonephan (2676) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Slster’s 50/50 in Pasadena. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Citrus nose. Flavors of orange and caramel. Intense bitter finish.
StefanSD (2015) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a translucent copper color with a medium off-white head that has very good retention. The aroma is pungent with grapefruit, oranges, pine and something salty. The taste mirrors the aroma with loads of grapefruit, some melon, pine and all set in a nutty malt base. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry with a bit of bitter grapefruit. Overall: Top shelf stuff