Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A: way too light to be an ipa. Looks like a lager.
S: almost nothing. Less hop presence than the pale ale. Terrible.
T: grassy or wheaty and way too bitter. Not hop bitter--bitter face tape bitter. Gross.
M: exceedingly dry with minimal carbonation.
D: I would not have another.
bartalone (40) - Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2011 This reminds me of something that is not intended for consumption. It tastes like you chewed an Aspirin and washed it down with warm flavored Tea. I took one drink and the retched flavor remains on my tongue several minutes later. I’m going to hold my nose and power it down as it is my last beer and wanted to catch a buzz.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber labeled as Left Coast Torrey Pines IPA. Pours an orangey-gold with a huge pillowtop of white head that clings like a champ, sheeting the glass with lace the whole way down. Aroma is somewhat subtle, with modest spruce and spicy hop leaves jumping out. Flavor is a little more in-your-face, with a strong shot of hop bitterness, spice, and just a touch of citrus at the back end. Sticky hop resin and a sharp, dry finish.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oggi’s in Garden Grove. Pours clear orange with white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, good amount of hops, and some sweet malts. Flavors of bitter hops, sweet caramel malts, and enough citrus and pine to keep it honest. Solid IPA.
jmikolich (1427) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not too impressed with this one but it was one of the remaining beers at the store I hadn’t tried, basic iPA with the deep resiny taste and a hint of spice but not bad just off easy to drink and no alcohol burn to speak of not bad value at 4.40 a bomber
ansermadide (1501) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival on September 16, 2010. Clear yellowish-orange color. Aroma is kind of green, light, and soapy. Interesting, an almost spicy kind of licorice, but not. Not too impressed with the flavor either. It has a strange, weird, weird bite to it.
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Oggi’s, Sta. Clarita, CA. Clear amber, small head Aroma of pine needles, resin and kumquat. Mid sweet with sold body. Flavour of caramel and salted kumquat. Heavily resiny bitterness. Edgy, but flavourful.
daknole (8862) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Glendale,AZ. Gold pour. White head. Good hop aroma, citrus, pine, spicy hops. Flavor isnt as hoppy as the aroma, but still packs a nice resinous and citrus hop bite with some malt to balance. Not bad.
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at half moon in Kennett Sqaure PA. Pours a dark orange color, small head that stuck around. Nice aroma of some bittering hops. Taste is smack to the face with hops..... Just bitter..... dry....piney..... no after taste at all..... clean and crisp.... light in texture.... Great beer. Wish I could score this in bottles.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Dan Journal #362. Tasted 6/28/10. 22oz bomber. Filtered with a deep golden hue. Clinging off-white head. Aromas of citrus hops and faint vanilla frosting. Medium to full bodied with mild toasty malts and bitter grapefruit hops. Really nice hop bitterness. Tart and tangy finish. Nicely done!