boto (1881) - 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 (3035) - 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: O’Brien’s 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
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A kinda bland IPA that doesn’t compete with his brothers from other pizza ports. Still, it is above average as all pizza port resturants know how to brew IPAs.
jazz88 (2562) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Bistro IPA Festival. A fantastic first beer for the festival and my second favorite overall. A medium golden color with a laced white head. A huge pine bite with a fresh hop profile. Dry but smooth with a long lasting aftertaste.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light orange gold color. Small white foamy head. Aroma is floral and citrusy. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet (orange and apricots). Hops are floral and citrusy. A BIG hop aroma leads to a surprisingly well balanced and medium bitter IPA. I was expected way more bitterness from the aroma. Nice IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and very smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Pizza Port Carlsbad
The beer sets in the mug a translucent amber color with a substantial creamy white head that slowly disintegrates leaving a velum like sheet of lace to obscure the glass. Hop floral rules the nose, underneath a nice sweet malt fresh and crisp presence seals it off, start is sweet and has a nice malt presence, the top is moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish is all about hops that titillate the taste buds, sweetly bitter, quite dry with the appropriate amount of acidity to make this a most excellent IPA.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice lightish orange/amber color with little head. Aroma is citrus hops all the way. Light malt was detected. Flavor is hops, hops, and hops. One dimensional for sure, but I like that every once in awhile. Reminds me a little of the Solana Beach location's Swamis IPA but without the balance. Very nice body, which is full in the mouth. I'd drink this again.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice. Amber like appearance and more bitter on the second half of the glass. Hop juice all the way. Solid and decently balanced...if you can ever say that about IPAs.