bblack99 (525) - 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 (2194) - 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 (1354) - 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 (1430) - 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 (18757) - 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 (8330) - 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 (1490) - 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!
Damico (2303) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma has light citrus hop notes. The color is clear amber with a small head. The flavor of a crisp ale quickly disappears and settles with bitter hop notes.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pour with a clear orangey color and a white, creamy, pillowy, more than average head which settles to a very thin layer and leaves a bit of drippy lace. The nose is fairly insignificant and bland; light rustic pine, some leafy hops, and just hints of tangerine. The flavor starts better with a nice more-than-moderate bitterness from rustic pine, some leafy notes, tangerine underneath, light sweet biscuits, and a slight metallic note into the finish. The palate is light to medium, nearly lively, and a bit thin but not watery. The finish is mostly bitter, a bit metallic, still rustic and the tangerine leaving the tongue. I saw from the description that this was their pale ale amped up; that seems like a viable explanation for the beer, with nice characteristics for an APA minus the malt backbone. The beer was drinkable and likable but had a metallic tinge and a fairly forgettable nose. Overall, drinkable IPA but nothing worth revisiting.