kathouse (996) - Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden with a creamy head. Citrus and white fruits on the nose. Lots of carbonation. Bitter hop flavors of citrus and pine. Finish is dry with a lingering hop flavor that is pleasant but still bitter.
WillRunForBeer (638) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at Strong Beer Fest. Pours golden with a big white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, mango, pine. Slick in the mouth, honey and caramel in the backbone, hop flavor is grapefruit and pine.
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at PP Carlsbad, 21/04/14.
Clear pale golden with a good sized white covering.
Nose is grapefruit, mineral pangs, orange pith, light pine, citric sherbets.
Taste comprises grapefruit, orange squash, citric pithdom, straw, hops.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with tropicana and hop bitterness.
Decent easy drinking IPA.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
$5 16oz PP Carlsbad. Not typical IPA for mine. Very mild for the 7.2%, indeed barely noticeable. Some fruits and a touch of honey but very low hop impact. Still, a very pleasant beer.
Westchesterco (905) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
At the brewpub it is a. Clear golden color with a slight head the aroma is citrus tyro taste is strong bitter citrus flavor that lingers bitter on the palate
rlgk (10275) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pizza Port, Carlsbad. Clear golden beer with a nice white head. Hoppy floral aroma, citrus, grass, floral, pine, some oranges. Hoppy fruity flavor, grassy, rather bitter, floral, citrus, grapefruit, woody, some caramel. Hoppy citrus and grass finish. Really refreshing.
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. A damn near perfectly drinkable San Diego style IPA in my opinion. Right in the 7% alcohol range. All sorts of pine, citrus, grapefruit, resin and some herbal grain on the finish. A wonderful pint of fine hoppy goodness.
AmEricanbrew (5798) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Carlsbad. Clear golden color with white head. Green hop, spicy, skunky, wet grass aromas. Medium body. Nice spicy, grassy, herbal hop flavors with a dusty pale malt base__nicely bitter finish--good.
Leighton (10769) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. Rich, dank grapefruit nose with suggestions of pale bread. Medium sweet flavor with lots of heavy and dank citrus, grapefruit, a bit of spicy pine needless , tangerine, pale bread. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Somewhat resinous to finish with sappy pine, ripe grapefruit and balancing pale malt sugars. A classical West Coast IPA.
olr1984 (1060) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at gabf. From my notes. pours a straw yellow with an off white head pine and citrus aroma and taste.