BucannonXC5 (1220) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 16-oz. draft
Glass: Clear pint glass
From: Hooley’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Nov. 24, 2015
Consumed: Nov. 24, 2015
Poured a golden, pale, clear color with two fingers of off-white head when I got it, taking into account the dark scenery. Some bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good, spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-above average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.75)
Smelled a plethora of hops up front, including Mosaic, resin, tropical, Nugget, floral and Citra. Also got tangerine rind and orange blossom, reminding me of the original Alpine Duet. (Smell - 4.25)
Tasted similar to the nose with Mosaic and resin hops dominating, followed by Nugget hops, earthy tropical rind, Citra zest, light floral hops, bitter mango rind and bitter grapefruit peel. (Taste - 4.00)
Light body. Thin-to-oily texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, earthy, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.50)
This was a very good beer, but not good as I hoped it would be. Could have been a lot better. (Overall - 4.00)
4.00 90 A-
joeneugs (4880) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a clear pale golden color with a white head. The aroma is oily hops, green grassy florals, with some citrus and earth. Good. The flavor is oily green hops, earth and spice. Florals and tropical fruit. Solid bitterness. A touch of sweet malt in the background. Good .
rlgk (15805) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Mother Earth taproom in Vista, California. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy pine Apple Roma, mango, peach, passion fruit notes, some caramel. Hoppy pine flavor, mango, lemon juice, passion fruit, some pine. Great fresh IPA.
bergstaden (1957) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with a white head - Nice hoppy aroma - a good malt body to support the good hop flavour that is a littel bit piney and a good bitternes - Long dry hop finish This was nice