GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at PPSC. I have the t-shirt. Never had the beer. Clear golden with small white foam. Nose is cantaloupe, pineapple, and resin. Taste is dry and astringent. Nutty and dry. Very palate wrecking or maybe the Tustins beer ruined my palate for the day. Grrrr. Webby white lace. Resiny and soapy nose. Hmm.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port SC. Straw in color, big head. Strong citrus aroma. Flavor tasted like grapefruit, but had a slight maltiness that was strange. Nice hop bite and lasting bitter finish. Just not balanced, but still a decent ipa.
BryceL (5) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear cooper with a one finger head. Pine aroma with some grapefruit. Thin head persists with nice lacing. A touch of sweetness on the palate and a full bodied IPA. Overall a good beer.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Pizza Port San Clemente.
Golden color with very little head. Aromas of pine and citrus hops with lots of grapefruit - flavor is bitter. Caramel malt with lots of hop bite. A bit too bitter and unbalanced for me.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a nice orange/golden color. Pretty unbalanced a lot of unpleasant bitterness here. Really strong and more of a DIPA to me. Poormans and Danger Zone are better.
Bgarnreiter (53) - Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow pour, small white head light lacing. Smells floral with some malty, earthy smells. Bitter malty floral tastes. Lasting dry. Good stuff.
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber color. Lots of crystal malts in the mouth, pineapples and apples. Solid well balanced beer that doesn’t remotely try to be over the top. Light bitter finish.
JohnnyJ (5070) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber pour, white head. Fresh bitter hops, citrus, grapefruit, hint of caramel malt. Good IPA, maybe the hops are a little to sharp though.
DialSquare (3656) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From an old rating note - on tap at San Clemente. Light copper pour. Caramel and citrus pine hop aroma. Fruity malts up front in the taste then grapefruit and floral hops. Biting bitter palate with a spike of carbonation.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Hamilton’s. Pours a mostly clear deep golden color with a frothy off white head, great lacing. Nice nose of citrus and floral hops with a nice roasty and toffee filled palate.