steview (1021) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler, smooth and pretty - nearly clear amber pour, amber body with light tan head, very floral aroma and flavor, grapefruit, a small backbone; good and surprisingly strong not surprising in hops, but alcohol.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Carlsbad. Poured a mostly clear amber color with a large off-white head. Big citrus hop forward aroma. The flavor is of grapefruit juice. Semi-dry finish and moderately bitter.
decaturstevo (5155) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap PPC. A clean clear red/gold pour with a creamy white head. Hops dominate the nose. Very solid IPA full flavored hop profile. A red semi sweet malt presence help to make this a very balanced beer. Carbonation is good palate is full. A very solid IPA clean across the board and easy to drink. The lack of warmth may allow this beer to sneak up on you.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port. Clear golden amber with a fizzy white head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Good strong pine taste, bitter bite, and a smooth finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: While the Cats Away IPA
Source: Brewpub, Carlsbad
clear dark amber, creamy off white head, scattered lace,
sweet crystal malt aroma with lota of floral hops,
sweet crystal malt flavor, balancing citrus hops, lots of lasting bitterness,
a bit disjoint between the malt and the bitterness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at PP Carlsbad. Gold with a small tight head. Taste is fruitty with mellow tangerine. Balance is there too with a decent amount of sweet malt mellownes.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at PB Taproom, arrived a medium to dark amber, with a moderate off-white head. Hoppy and pungent aroma, pine and brash floral notes, hints of toasty malts in the background. This is an unabashed and agressively hopped west coast style IPA, with pine oil and evergreen branches, citrus peel and notes of toffee and toast, lingering astringent aftertaste - a true hop heads delight. Medium body and crispy carbonation.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Light amber color. Microbubble ring around the edge of the glass. Lots of hop bitterness, reminiscent of lots of early hops in the boil. Medium hop aroma. Not my favorite hop combination, but still good. Pretty drinkable. I’m surprized I’m the first to rate it. It seems to have been out for a while.