jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from snojerk (i believe). Pour is light golden color and a ridiculous head that I had to wait for ever for to chill out. Aroma and flavor dominated by grassy floral notes. A little different than what I am used to but totally enjoyable. A little sugary fruitiness in the flavor as well. Some grape and apple. Drinks pretty well.
undsioux7 (848) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and lemon. Taste is the same with a small amount of malt to balance and a touch of bitterness. Nice but nothing special.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely bouquet of citrus and slight cotton candy. Clear, light golden in color with small, white head. Interesting melange of hop flavor - some citrus - grapefruits and limes, slight fruity hops and syrupy-like maltiness. The willamette add a neat Britishy feel to this left coaster. Very rich mouthfeel for such a light IPA, Some lingering resin. Dang, I am glad I can buy these locally!
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Southbay Drugs. Nice hazy orange color that looks like there was no filtering involved, cool. Nice hoppy smell but then a the taste departs to a more balanced flavor than I expected. I thought this was going to be a hop bomb like their hop juice DIPA. I bet these Left Coast beers would be great growler candidates.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-09-2007 23:01:25
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours a hazy straw leaning gold. A nice lemon and orange hop flavors at first with some peppery accents. Syrupness builds a little then lets off to a more light fruit juice flavor. Mouth is nicely bitter and fairly dry for and IPA. Decent IPA.
notalush (5358) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber - pours a lightly hazy gold, with a small, soapy lace - aroma of herbal hops and buttered toast - oily mouthfeel, moderate carbonation - flavor of astringent hop bitterness, honey sweetness, fairly noticeable diacetyl - the hops get even more astringent in the finish - it takes a lot of effort to fuck up an IPA, but by God, they’ve done it (okay, maybe "fuck up" is strong, since I’m still gonna drink this whole damn bomber) - disappointing considering the other Left Coast/Oggis brews I’ve had have been quite solid - I now hold out no hope for the bottle of Tripel I also bought today.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light gold with a few floatie. Aroma of citrus and pine hops, a bit of malt. Nicely balanced, easy drinking ipa.
IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Garden Grove location; Nose of citrus hops. Clear gold with a medium white head. Flavor is light bitterness. OK but not that hoppy!
Barreras (1265) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden yellow with good head and lacing. Taste is mild for an IPA, hoppy just as advertised. A drinkable IPA but nothing special of note.
theisti (3475) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle purchased at Chris’ Liquors in San Diego, California. Pour is hazed golden amber with a one inch white head that falls pretty fast. A couple of chunkies floating around. Aroma is initially quite skunky, but that dissipates pretty fast. Behind that is some chemical cardboard, oxidation. Taste is pretty oxidized right away, with vegetal taste and strong citrus orange and grapefruit hop bitterness behind the cardboard. Very grapefruit in character, some light straw malt way in the background. Finish is earthy, with persistent black pepper spiciness. Palate is thin to medium, light carbonation - a little dead tasting. I am certain this bottle was less than 100%.