ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at pizza port carlsbad. Sweet, only the third rating for this one. Pours a lighter, clear gold with a thick, creamy white head and sticky sheets of lace. Aroma is great with fresh, juicy hops, tropical fruits, and wet grass and a toasted, nutty malt presence. Flavor is delicious as well, very well balanced with fresh, spicy, citrus hop notes of pink grapefruit and orange with a touch of sweet pineapple and a light, toasted, caramel malt sweetness. Palate is medium bodied with great bitterness and a spicy, fresh hop bite on the swallow. Another nice IPA from port.
JohnnyJ (3533) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice IPA. Clear golden amber pour, sticky white head. Tropical fruit, citrus, and grapefruit in the aroma. flavor also has a lot of citrus and tropical fruit, but balanced with grainy malt, slightly bready. Quite bitter, almost metallic, too much of an edge if you ask me.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well balanced brew. Pours clear orange with a medium sized white head that leaves spider web lace. Smells bright and citrusy hoppy with an underlying sweetness both from the hops and the malt backbone. Tastes citrusy and hoppy, orange and grapefruit, pretty bitter. Subtle cereal sweet malt backbone in there as well. Medium body, active carbonation.