JohnnyJ (3918) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port. Slightly hazy golden color with white head. Grain, biscuits with floral hops. Piney, orange, and dry bread. Pretty good, but nothing amazing.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 4, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear amber color/ white head. Pine, floral hop aromas. Harsh, bitter grapefruit flavor with a spineless malt base.
thegreat78 (32) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ bar in O-side Ps and Qs. on tap Clear orange with tight rocky head...took forever to settle. Extrem hop floral aroma, Not pine citrus as would be expected in an IPA yet very nice change. Initial bitterness but not over the top could taste malts so not overpowered in the hops not a bad thing. One of the best finishing IPAs I have ever had with its floral notes. Very satisfying
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at brewery. olden amber with a creamy white head. Grapefruit and citrus aroma. Sticky palate. Sweet orange, bread, and pine taste with a sweet finish.
limalimamoli (52) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: A prominent intense hop aroma with a citrusy, floral, perfume-like, resinous, piney, fruity character derived from American hops. Dry hopped additional grassy aroma. Some clean malty sweetness. Fruitiness, are from esters or hops present. Some alcohol noted.
Appearance: Color medium reddish copper; Crystal clear, Good head stand persist.
Flavor: Hop flavor is high, and reflects an American hop character with citrusy, floral, resinous, piney or fruity aspects. Very high hop bitterness, although the malt backbone supports the strong hop character and provides balance. Malt flavor medium, and is clean and malty sweet. No diacetyl. The bitterness lingers into the aftertaste but not be harsh. Medium-dry. Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-light to medium-bodied mouthfeel without hop-derived astringency, Some smooth alcohol warming sensed.
Overall Impression: A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.
Side Note: At Ps and Qs pub in Oceanside, Bartender explained it is 7 "C"s as each of the 7 hop varieties starts with the letter "C" A perfect example of style and a perfect beer in my opinion