chadje (182) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 Pours a nice copper color with a sweet hoppy aroma and and a nice head. A nice citrusy taste and hoppy finish. A good IPA.
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured tawny with an off-white, foamy head. The nose was toffee, hops resin, and caramel. The flavor was carmel, malt, and citrus, with a hoppy finish. Syrupy mouthfeel.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - MAY 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at Zodo’s bowling in Goleta,ca.Bartender told me Firestone made this IPA for Zodo’s.Had a great floral fragrance,which was so inviting.Average head.Dark amber to light brown in color.The palate was somewhat sticky and bold.The taste was a good bitter hops and a deeper body of barley,I believe.The dry bitter hoppy finish begged me to have more.This is one of the best IPA’s I have had,and to think it is only at a bowling alley.I had a Stone Runination IPA after I had this and I liked the Firestone better!Actually,The Stone had more subtle flavors,and wasn’t so in-your-face.So,I guess the Stone is better,but the Firestone really grabs your attention and keeps it.
Earlier Rating: 10/14/2006 Total Score: 4.2
This had a large foamy head.Color was a nice orange amber.aroma was of beconing hops.It tasted like honey and hops,thus the ’Nectar’.This is a light IPA.Tasty,but a bit light in body.Very easy to drink,but the flavor is 2 dimensional..just honey and hops.Somewhat bitter finish.Yes,I taste the grapefruit,trokini.Pretty good.Will buy again.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper/amber with a thin head.
Big juicy hoppy aroma. Nice blend of hops gives it a hoppy complexity, it’s got the citrus and the spice. Flavor has a nice bitterness to it. Nice medium body but still refreshing. Solid brew.
Earlier Rating: 1/27/2004 Total Score: 2.7
Firestone had a pretty good take on a pale ale. Unfortunately this is supposed to be an INDIA pale ale. Pretty weak flavor and aroma for an IPA. Tasted side by side with the pale ale and I couldn't tell the difference.
riversideAK (5695) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An initialy hop aroma that smells like pineapple and tropical fruit. I also got a little grass. Reddish orange with a 1/8 inch head. Flavor is very sweet and malty with a fruity hop profile. Not alot of bitterness. Very smooth. Becomes more piney and less fruity as it warms. It is very smooth on the palate. Not very resiny or dry either. This is not one of my favorites for the style, but it is not bad by any means.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to realale420 for this bottle. Amber in color with frothy off-white head. Nose of hoppy and pine with citrus. Grapefruity was up front flavor with a nice balance with the malt. Medium mouthfeel with a clean, yet hoppy finish.
Reid (1988) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, pretty dark amber ,for an IPA,clear with an attractive,l;arhe thick creamy eggshell coloured head.
Very spicy aroma slighly piney but with good undercurrents of malt, red grapefruit.
Crisp taste , mainlly of grapefruit hops and some good underlying maltiness, actaully turns out to be somewhat balanced in the end.
Very nice mouthfeel, smooth and ends well.
Overall a pleasant West Coast IPA.
adrian910ss (2378) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle via trade with Tever. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small white head. Floral aroma with piney citrus hops. Floral taste with grapefruit and pine undertones. Very good.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 Actually better than I expected...especially since their pale nectar was terrible. Very floral and crisp...nice clean finish with an orange appearance. Not a bad beer at all considering the price of the 6-pack. Worth a try if you’re low on money and wanna slam a few...a very good example of an American IPA
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle via trade with tever! - Thanks Tom! - Pours amber with a fluffy offwhite head that stays well and leaves a trail of lace. Aromas of floral and even a little perfumy hops. A good dose of grapefruit there too. Flavor amazingly though seems much more balanced than the nose indicates. Amazing balance between the good dose of hops in this and the bready caramel malt notes that intermingle. Good body but a nice crisp clean finish. One of the more balanced IPAs I’ve tried.. Very nice..