BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great hop aroma, nice gold color with a soapy white head. Aroma told of some serious hop bite, but in this case, the bark was worse than the bite. Was nice overall with a smooth finish.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden orange with a nice half inch of white head. Strong on the pine in the aroma with hints of grapefruit. Fairly full body wiht a nice prickling carbonation. Sweet citrus and resiny pine flavors dominte. The malt is present but dwarfed by the very bitter finish.
jazz88 (2645) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2004 Tap @ Bistro 6th Annual IPA Festival (August 9, 2003) (8 3 8 3 17). A highlight for me. Deep amber color with a lush foamy tan head. Sweet grassy hop aroma with a full bodied malt flavor. Wonderfully balanced. Tap @ Bistro 7th IPA Festival (7 3 8 3 17). A hazy golden color with a minimal head. Good full bodied hop flavor and palate with a long sweet dry finish.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear orange color with a medium uneven white head. Aroma is pine and citrus, no malt detected. Taste is piney and grapefruit. Very light malt. Not balanced but drinkable and refreshing.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the more pine-flavored IPAs I've had (fitting for the name I must say). Some citrus flavors as well. It got a little too soapy tasting the last half of the glass. Fairly smooth body.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite of the 6 Oggi's that I've tried. Draft, orangey-amber with a small white head and nice lacing. Aroma is full on hoppy grapefruit with some sweetness. Nice IPA flavor, lots strong malt backbone with crisp citrus hops and a long tart finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and round. Nice brew!
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a slightly cloudy amber color with a not too long lasting white pearly head. The aroma had some semblance of floral hops, but its truly hard to make out and thus the lowered rating. The flavor is pretty much kick ass however! This is a very mild IPA. The hops are not overwhelming as most West Coast IPA's are, so this was a nice change. It takes a while for that Oggi's yeast to kick in, but damn does it come through in the clutch. Some malt in the finish. Very dry and some floral in the finish. Good mouthfeel, not a ton of carbonation. I like it.
beerguy101 (5350) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium amber color. Aroma is malty and floral. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are grapefruity. Well balanced. Smooth. Nice IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2003 Sampled@Oggis Carmel Mt.Ranch. Cloudy amber color with a thin tan head. A little hops to the nose. Starts sweet and finishes grapefruit bitter. Good balance.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy, pale amber. Butterscotch/caramel aroma and flavor. Slightly sticky. Grapefruit juice bitterness in the finish. Two extremes that balance each other well.