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 (624) - 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.
BucannonXC5 (937) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Oggi’s in Santee, Calif. About 1 ½ fingers of head when I got it. Color was honey pale. Bubbly white lacing on the sides that lasted almost the entire pour. Nice amount of uneven film on the sides that lasted throughout the pour.
Smelled sweet floral notes. Pretty typical of an IPA. Got some lemon citrus notes, too.
Tasted pretty similar to the nose. Got citrus hops, mainly lemon. Lots of caramel malts. Not especially balanced.
Medium body. Watery texture. Average carbonation. Smooth finish.
Not a bad beer, not a great beer. Somewhere in the middle. Pretty typical. I’d probably try it again.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber color, aroma of pine, citrus fruits, flavors of pine/citrus hops, toast, caramel, pretty average IPA
MattH (654) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Gold pour. Aroma of pine and tropical fruit. Taste is pine. Medium carbonation and body.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft. solid ipa. reminds me of a NW IPA....maybe it’s the hops they use. good beer. i’d drink again.
andyhwcinc (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed as part of a sampler at Oggi’s in Garden Grove, CA. Appearance dark amber with not much head. Aroma more of an English IPA, dominated by malts with a light hop backing. Taste brings out more of the citrus elements, the maltiness actually goes away a bit, which is unique. It’s decent.
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We enjoyed this together, he in California and I in Illinois, via facebook chat. This poured hazy and was a bit coppery. A big gushing head was fluffy and light. It lasted too long for my short patience. The nose was pine and pineapple with a bit of caramel. The flavor began with big hops that included pine and tart citrus. Caramel is noted but is almost overwhelmed by the hops. This could be a double IPA with the aggressive hops. They finally numbed my tongue enough to let some caramel in. This grew on me and was a really nice beer. Thanks Ron.
glennmastrange (2331) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light to moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, moderate pine and grapefruit for the hops, light soap for the yeast with background notes of pineapple, coriander, and paper. Head is large, frothy turning rocky, slightly off-white with fair lacing and is fully lasting. Color is sparkling clear golden amber, but the last pour is muddy amber/tan with some chunky pieces. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, watery with a lively to fizzy carbonation. Some odd but mostly excellent aromas, and the flavors are pretty good though a bit weak. This is still a top notch IPA.
BarrettMiller (12) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in orange. Sour acidic taste with an after taste just. As bad. Not a good version of an IPA.