Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours a clear deep gold with a frothy off white head. Some herbal. earthy hops present with a solid biscuity malts back bone.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old rating that didn’t get copied from BA. Tap at 5 Points. The pour comes out a fairly clear golden color with a nice fluffy white head on it. The hops are quite grassy and herbal, which was unexpected. A fair amount of malt, which is bready in nature, like you might expect in an English IPA. There is a decent bitterness to the flavor along with grassy and earthy hop notes. The biscuit/bread malt flavor is there as well, along with just a hint of citrus.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Henry’s Eastlake: Aroma is a faint scent of hops and grained malts that come across as soapy. The appearance is a golden blonde color with a frothy layer of head that leaves behind a sticky trace of lacing. The flavor is rather bland and boring with a soft touch of grainy almost bread like malts that allow a little squeeze of citrus shine through in the hops. Nothing special, but then again for the price, this gets an approval of being a decent beer to be sold around town.
adrosson (145) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light ipa with a bit of honey. Some pine. nice light golden color.
On tap at the brewery
JohnnyJ (3894) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the SD Real Ale Fest 2012. Clear golden Orange pour, white head. Grain, cereal malts, light citrus and grassy hops. Very light, not the best IPA option.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured light gold with a white head. aroma and flavor were grain, citrus, and pine. body was light and fizzy.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from K & B. Bright golden/orange in color. Spicy, earthy hop nose. A hint of sweetness as well. Somewhat bready in flavor with a good amount of English tasting hops. Crisp and smooth. Good example of an English styled American IPA.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, golden to orange with sweet pine aroma and a bitter malty caramel flavor
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, grain, light citrus, and nuts. Flavor of grass, citrus, grain, and cereal with a dry, bitter finish.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours amber with a tiny beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a slightly sour caramel malt flavor with very unusual hopping. No carbonation, but the finish is quite dry and bitter. This is not a typical American IPA, but is more like an ESB. I can understand why many ratebeerians didn’t much like this strange brew, but I actually enjoyed the earthy vegetable-like flavors emanating from the East Kent Goldings hops.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Beverages4Less in Santee, CA. Buy from them!!!! Pours light copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is mild caramel and decent floral. Med body. Flavor is light caramel and a decent amount o floral and citrus hop. Not super bitter, but it’s really bitter! And dry. This is one heck of a tasty beer.