MadRobin (1900) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Port (Carlsbad).
Clear, straw yellow with creamy white head and excellent lacing
Aroma of lemon, tangerine, citrus, light fruit, bread, grass, pine and general sweetness.
Taste of pine, bitter citrus, floral hops, light sweet malt.
Medium body and high/medium carbonation.
Be sure to let this one warm.
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Tmoney99 (10584) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample. Poured clear dark golden color with an average to large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus hop and earthy aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Solid brew.
Kroney (154) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had to rate this as an IPA, even though its classified as a "strong" pale ale... the brewers were probably .5 gram light on the hops to make this a pale ale. But its all IPA. And its a really good one. Pours yellowish gold, with a nice 2 finger head that stays present throughout the drinking experience. Big citrus and tropical fruit aroma that carries through in the taste. Nice balance. Lacing is fantastic. Really strong pine/resin/"grass" notes that definitely make this more IPA than pale ale. Great beer. On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.
GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at pizza port. Clearish orange color, good head. Good nose... bitter hops, fruity, mango... Taste is fruity mango, piney, juicey, hoppy. Body is light and fluffy...easy breezy. Good brewski!
Dogbrick (7973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Slightly hazy yellow-gold color with a thin white head and spotty lacing. Citrus and hops in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter citrusy hops character with malt and herbs behind it. The finish is hoppy with a fruity aftertaste. Above average overall.
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF. Nice gold pour. Aroma is loaded with nice citrus and tropical fruit notes. Some grassy aromas as well. Good citrus/tropical/grassy hops on the tongue with some biscuity malt. Pretty nice brew!
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Rating #24. Clear light gold color with a white head. Tropical hop aroma, light pineapple, very nice. Nice rich bitterness, concentrated hop goodness. Nice stuff. (2472)
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy peachy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy piney finish.
KyotoLefty (6324) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Carlsbad. Dark blond with a fine, low, head. Big hop nose, grassy, herbal, grapefruit. Nice grapefruit and fruit salad flavor, lightish honey malts. A bit too spritzy. Nice enough finish. Good.
3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at PP Carlsbad. lightly hazed gold body with a fine bubbled white head. direct c-note American hops dominate the nose: grassy, dank, wet, bright, citrus-heavy with touches of melon. moderately creamy carbonation with high bitterness and high hop acids wash and prick the tongue. medium body, lightly chewy. zesty and bright acids abound. well-made and served fresh.