badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ON tap at brewery. Hazy yellow amber with a creamy white head. Strong cirus and pine aroma. Very smooth citrus and pine taste. Quite good.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro At O’briens. Gotta love a super smooth nitro IPA. Pours yellow cloudy with a creamy tan head. Nose is big and hoppy and nice, though muted from nitro. Taste is sweet and light and smooth and quite good.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro at O’Briens. Pours pure creamy white foam initially, then settles to a nice clear amber color with a moderate creamy head that leaves a thick layer of foam on the sides of the glass. Aroma seems to be dampened by the thick nitro head, but still reveals nice citrus hops, fruity malts and a bit of dustiness along with herbal hops as well. Flavor is like bold citrus juice - orange and grapefruit blend - light pale malts, a huge citrus hop character, bit of spruce and pine especially in the finish. Medium body, but somewhat limp, the nitro sucking all of the carbonation our of the beer. Quite nice overall, though I think I’d like this one better and rate it higher without the nitro.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro at Pizza Port Solana Beach: Nitro pale ale, hmmm. Creamy smell of oranges and hoppy dry hops, a bit of creamy pale malt. Solid flavor, good body and a nice crisp bitter finish. The nitro does some odd things here but it works.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma had grapefruits, oranges, slight pine notes, and flowers. The flavor had citrus, flowers, pine, nice orange notes too. The beer poured a cloudy orange color (cask) w/ very slight head and lacing. THe mouthfeel was light and creamy w/ a dry finish. Fun to drink.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap @ O’Briens. This is very strange, it is a nitro IPA, never dream of the day. Cream brown color slightly lighter than peanut butter. Light citrus aroma. I think I watch the beer much longer as it settled than it took me to drink. The N2 seem to take away the bitterness and leave a the grapefruit taste. Very creamy mouthfeel. I don’t think most IPA would stand up to N2, but this did okay, but not much more. Fill me up with regular next time, please!
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap@Port Solana: Golden in color with a medium creamy white head. Light grapefruit aroma. Flavor starts lightly sweet and fruity (apricot) and finishes with a medium grapefruit bitterness. Creamy palate. Good with pepperoni and anchovy pizza.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange with a creamy head. Aroma is grapefruit and apricots. Flavour is bittersweet with lots of apricot. Mouthfeel is very smooth.
TChrome (1415) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hops! Hops! Great lacing. Massive hop aroma; massive hop flavor. Very nice IPA from Pizza Port.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Nitro Draft: O'Brien's in San Diego, CA) Moderately malty and sweet, but nevertheless, is dominated by the hops; Hoppy nose; Dark golden color; Off white head is creamy and long lasting, leaving a dense blanket of lacing; Last beer of the night, and the notes were skimpy, so needs to be sampled again for better tasting accuracy! (grin)