BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente’s Hoptoberfest. I loved this beer (as did a lot of people I spoke to, but a few didn’t and I can see why). Pours with a clear golden body with a white head. Strongly catty (cat urine) aroma, with big notes of mango, papaya, really floral hops and light crystal. Flavor has absolutely no catty notes. Hugely floral with tropical fruit. Insanely fruit, very floral. Lively bubbles. Very delicious!
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this beer at the Pizza Port Hoptoberfest in San Clemente, CA 2010.
others around me were wowed by this beer, I thought it was just ok.
Sledutah (6898) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ocean Beach
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Sweet ripe fruits and malts
Taste: Floral and piney
Very nice IPA.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy yellow with a edium sized white head that leaves good lace. Smells subdued hoppy, pretty green and dank. Tastes good. Lots of citrus and hops and bitterness. Nice green and earthy hop flavors with the citrus. Medium body, good carbonation.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden and vivid yellow color, nose is loaded with hop character, taste was almost too bitter, hits on the sides of the tongue and causes a lot of salivation. Hop flavors were hard to pick out due to the high bitterness, good citrus and pine qualities, but definitely second fiddle to the bitterness.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at PP/OB. Poured a clear-ish yellow with a rocky, eggshell head leaving very good spotty lace. Fresh, dank hop nose but still not a mind blowing cascade of character. Just solid, fresh, Yakima hops. Taste is unbalanced- full 100+ IBU bitter with no body to balance leaving a spritzy, thin body completely unprepared for such high alpha acid hops. Final result is powerfully astringent, biting.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served from a growler from Port OB. The appearance is a rich golden brown with a big creamy white head. Wonderful aromas of fresh hops, loads of orange, orange rind, some stone fruits too. The aromas just ooze out of this elixir. The flavors follow with the refreshing orange, bitter zest, nice mild malt base. Mouth is pretty full, just the right amount of bittering. Great fresh hop IPA, maybe the best beer yet out of this great brewing crew.