papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap@Port San Clemente: Clear, brite, golden color with a small white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Flavor starts pineapple sweet followed by some grapefruit bitterness finishing with a light, lingering dry zest bitterness. Smooth sticky palate.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber/brown color with white head. Aroma is full of resiny, sticky, piney hops. Flavor is full of hops, but only mildly bitter, mildly sweet, with roasted caramel.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente. Bright copper-gold color a thin, fine, light-colored head. Rich, resinous citrus hops aroma with some earth and dry herbaceousness. Sharp bitterness in perfect balance with a dry malt profile and a slight grainyness. Dry mouthfeel with a good grain profile and forward hops flavors.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
SD real ale festival. Pours lite orange with a creamy head. Fresh hopsack aroma mainly grapefruit and pine. Huge fresh grassy, spicy flavors witha balancing maltiness. Big dry hoppy finish. Great stuff.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 Pours with an orange-amber body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. Itís slightly sweet with lots of grapefruity, piney hop notes. Finishes bitter, piney and peppery. Medium bodied, smooth and dry.
Ungstrup (27700) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[At GABF 2004] A hazy yellow beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is very grassy intertwined with notes of hop oils. The flavor is sweet and very hoppy leading to a dry finish.
boto (1760) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ San Clemente location: This one poured an orangish color, and was fairly clear. There was almost no head to my pour. There was a big blast of grapefruit hops to the nose. There was also a little grassiness and pine scents on there also. The taste was pretty much the same. A big blast of hops, with a decent malt body behind it. This went down smooth. A very good brew.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Solidly in the west coast IPA style, decent malt sweetness but overall balanced on the hoppy side with cascades stinging in the finish. Certainly worth ordering a pint of.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Densely clouded orange appearance. Spicy, piney hop aroma with tangerine and grapefruit. Dry, spicy, bitter hop palate. Strong grapefruit with mild tropical fruits. Dry strong citric finish.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draft: OíBrienís in San Diego, CA) Wow, very nice! Strongly hoppy and piney, quite bitter, moderately malty for a good backbone and balance, and somewhat sweet, but the hops reigns supreme here; Fresh hops aroma is evident from a foot away; Medium bodied, smooth on the palate initially, but the hops leads to a clean and crisp finish; Dark golden color; Rocky top covers a large bubbles in this off-white head; Solid retention and lots of patchy lacing; Pentiful, large carbonation bubbles rise rapidly through the beer