bytemesis (3017) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear pale amber, anal creamy white head, great lacing. Aroma is light citrus, pine. Flavor is fairly non descript, light sweet, light bitter, not harsh. Lighish body.
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub
This IPA tries hard to stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately it winds up being just another refreshing alternative that blends into the background. Of course based on all the other pours I should have expected something like this.
Aroma / Appearance - A mahogany base gives this beer a mellow presence. Malt driven and earthy, it is sticky with caramel aspects that briefly promise something more.
Flavor / Palate - Malt, walnut, and earthy hops give this more body than many of the other beers on draft. The finish of cherry pie watered down 50/50 with liquid gives it a reasonable chewiness. Put together into a package it is a forgettable draft.
Buongiorgio00 (725) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Buona ipa ben luppolata, con note agrumate e fruttate. Buon amaro nel finale. Niente di superlativo, ma una ipa molto in stile che si fa bere volentieri!
Blairgus (2561) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
18 jan 2014, tap at Oggis in Fullerton. Light orange, clear, no bubbles. Nose is pine and resin hops. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Very grassy hops with sweet malt and bitter finish. Okay b
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dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours transparent golden orange with a thin white head. The nose is big grapefruit, some caramel, honey, passion fruit and pine tree. The taste is high sweet and low bitter until the finish where the bitter bumps up a bit but not enough. The texture is soft at first but leaves some crisp carbo fizz after. Body is heavy and the finish is long.
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mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I taste some coconut in there. Nice aNd hoppy. I have the feeling if I drink a lot of this it would give me a headache. Fortunately this is just a sample.
BobbyAnalog (320) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s a little rough around the edges, with a medicinal bite that forgoes interesting hop complexities. Torrey Pines IPA feels only half colored in and would benefit from a rewrite.
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
March 4, 2011 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and mabel: my 22oz bottle. Pale amber-gold with a very large long-lasting thick frothy off-white head. Sharply bone dry aroma, citrus zest, alcohol (plenty of it) - a bit papery (7-). Taste follows - boozy citrus, grapefruit pith, not at all sweet. Chewy, dry, quite lively mouthfeel - a long dry grapefruit pith finish without the citrus juiciness. While it was a fairly fresh bottle, it still seemed a tad stretched-out and old.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of the taster sampler at the brewery near Disneyland. Just another typical IPA. Fairly well balanced hops and went down smooth. A nice easy drinker.
gorditoabd (622) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz glass at brewery. Hue is amber-orange, aroma is pine resin and orange grapefruit melange. Taste is a balanced pine-citrus salute to the West Coast IPA. Nice stuff.