beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big floral and citrus notes in the aroma that follow through to the flavor. Pours a pretty orange color. Can see why this won awards. Would make an excellent table IPA
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared at Sean’s 30th Birthday. Pours a nice faintly hazed crisp golden orange hue, glowing bueaty with a decent brighter white soapy head that dies to an ok film, ok lacing. Aromas are a rich sweeter hopping, florals and grapefruit, grass, lemons, oranges. Some bread dough, touches of sweeter malts. Fresh hops. Initial is medium bodied, some decent hops throw lemons, grass, and florals. Touches of bread dough, some toastiness. Hops die flat, certainly with some oranges, lemons, grass. Into the middle some soap, Amarillo, and dry florals. Finish cleans up, decent hops. Not bad, but not a world mover.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Alex... Dark gold with a nice off white head... Soap, dank, a little citrus, nice but not as good as Poorman’s but good... Much easier to drink than the Poorman’s, bitter hops with dank note, very crushable
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at brewpub-pours orange with a very small white head. nose is pretty typical from PP, but good-tropical fruit paradise huge pineapple and grapefruit, lite cheese, and honey. lite pine flavors and tropical as hell but has a good amount of pine on the finish to dry it out. very well balanced here-decent sweet malt to balance out the firm bitterness. love the long piney finish on this one. cool brew!
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Big summer fruit aroma. Pine and summer fruit flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Pine and summer fruit lingers with grapefruit and light malt.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, smells wonderful. Tons of citrus hops. This is a very aggressive fresh hop flavor. Top notch SoCal stuff. Don’t see how it’s pseudo.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to Arbitrator. Pours a clear golden color with a large three-finger foamy white head that lasts. Excellent lacing. Nice IPA aroma of fresh floral, herbal, and citrusy hops along with a little sweet malt base. The flavor is on the lighter side but well-balanced. Rather bitter with a slight pale malt base and huge herbal, tropical, and floral hops. Big bitter and dry mouthfeel with medium-light body for the style. Seems like a real, non-pseudo IPA, but for San Diego, I guess I understand.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente’s Hoptoberfest. Pours with a lasting white head and a murky orange body. Aroma is big, dank, tropical fruit, herbal notes and light candi sugar. Flavors are super dry, dank and bitter. Herbal and spicy. Very, very dry finish.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good IPA. Poored in a pint at San Clemente Pizza Port. Very nice aroma. Lots of hops and pine. Tasty, easy to drink and good hop flavor with mild malt sweetness.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a clear orange color with a medium creamy white head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Citrusy hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of floral hops, citrus and malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Pretty solid IPA all around.