dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hops, hops and more hops. I love them too. But when there is no balance or reason to them it is like eating a super spicy dish that has nothing else to offer.
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Toronado San Diego. Clear amber pour with a white head. Big time pine and grapefruit on the nose. A lot of sweet tropical fruit and apricot. Plenty of caramel, too. Flavor is kind of goopy and sweet. Lots of grapefruit, peach, apricot, and orange marmalade. Kinda sweet but an intense bitterness on the back end.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ pizza port ob. Slightly hazed bronze, thin lacey off-white head. Minty hop nose with a little plump fruit and maybe some basil too. Flavors are again quite herbal with the hops, dry too, and fucking bitter. Clingly minty bitterness sticks around for a long while and the high abv makes it feel big and full...combines a bit too heavy for me...the herbal hop characteristics are interesting and pretty focused and clean, it’s just a big, bold, alcoholic, and hoppy beer and I’m too old for that.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Fruity thick malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty and very hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Amber beer with a big cream colored head. Tropical fruit and grapefruit aroma. Tropical fruit and grapefruit flavor with pine and caramel. Medium bodied. Nice hoppiness. Tropical fruit and pine lingers with caramel.
SDalkoholic (2219) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Pizza Port Ocean Beach: Poured with a perfect half inch layer of foam while the liquid was a golden color. The aroma was overly hopped with a scent of citrus. The palate was dry and had a bitter bite of hops with a tangy background of grapefruit.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours golden with fluffy white head. Huge, creamy mouthfeel. Nice resin hops in the aroma. Citrus hops in the taste. Very good. One of the better beers of my recent SD trip.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, pineapple, caramel, orange, and grapefruit. Flavor of citrus, pine, caramel malt, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.
dalekliz (891) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port. Pours a hazy yellow-amber with a small white head. Aroma is intensely floral, lots of hops, some malt. Taste also has a ton of flowers, a bit herbal and malty, rather bitter. Lingering bitterness. Kind of overwhelming floral bitterness.
TimE (3991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 big thick malty backbone. Huge piney mouth. Tons of hops tons to malt lots of bitterness. Very full bodied. Typical west coast awesome IpA. Really.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - DEC 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ocean Beach Pizza Port. Sticky sweet with losts of pine and resinous hops. Good, but the problem is with so much competition around this can’t compete. Would be a god send here in Australia though.