0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@brewery. Clear, honey-golden color with thin whitish head and a few dots and streaks of lace. Aroma of honey and grapefruit rind. Mouth is medium, dry and smoothe with clean carbonation. Flavor is cookie-cutter, much like the aroma. Dominated by hops, although some sugar and honeyed malts try to speak up early. Grapefruit rind and pine ring home for the hops, although mostly gfruit rind. It was pretty boring, but refreshing and nice.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ San Clemente. Amber color of spruce resin with practically no white head. Aromas of cedar and spruce and light with a touch of sweet caramel and herbal oregano. Very crisp, bitter hop notes that are dry like an aged pine cone. Long bitter, yet still pleasant finish. Pretty good overall IPA, but I can’t fin any unique traits that would make this beer a standout in any category.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ San Clemente: Slightly hazy orange gold color. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine. Piney flavor. Moderate size. Mild to moderate bitterness.
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong citrus/floral nose, complementing the usual crystal malts, sweet and earthy. The pour is of a shining golden, the head being white and mostly diminishing. Spicy in mouth, green hop flavours, crisp carbonation, adequate lean to medium body. Typical tasty west coast IPA that has enough vibe and life to avoid boredom, but mostly insubstantial.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden brown color w/ a laced off white head. Crisp citrus hop aroma very basic and clean. Oily well coated smooth palate. Grapefruit and a nice balanced carmel malt flavor. Very good IPA.
papajohn (1249) - 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. It’s slightly sweet with lots of grapefruity, piney hop notes. Finishes bitter, piney and peppery. Medium bodied, smooth and dry.