blankboy (7115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a clear deep golden-orange with an average size semi-lasting fizzy off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma, quite resiny and cat-pee-like with lots of citrus fruit. Lovely flavour of resiny hops, citrus fruit and a nice bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. A bit one-dimensional but I don’t care, it’s a very good beer!
jercraigs (9520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011-03-04. Crisp golden orange body nice foamy beige head. 4+ Hoppy aroma, orange, citrus seed, light alcohol. 7+ Flavour is fairly bitter, dry citrus seed notes, very slightly astringent at times, muted citrus seeds linger in the finish with notes of grapefruit. 7+ Smooth average bodied palate. Enjoyable IPA grows on me as it goes. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry
garthicus (2889) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Golden orange/brown with a decent off white head. Aroma: Tangy, hops, quite malty with strawberry & spice. Flavour: quite spicy at first, malty, quite a good grassy hop bite, long alcoholic finish.
nuplastikk (5675) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Unfiltered glowing orange-brown color, frothy off-white head. Fresh citrus aroma, somewhat subdued. Fresh orange citrus notes with a toasty malt background. Hop centered, this is a really nice example of a West Coast IPA. Somewhat dry, quite refreshing.
BeerandBlues2 (11837) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Point Loma. Pours hazy copper with an average, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (earthy, herbal, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear). Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (earthy, herbal, grassy, pine), and average esters (apple/pear). Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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 (45) - 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 (527) - 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 (2224) - 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 (1477) - 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