joeneugs (5630) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Bistro IPA fest. Just getting to the rating now. My notes say that it poured clear yellow with a great white head. The aroma was very fresh and bright citrusy. The flavor was citrus and spicy with a touch of buttered bread. A pretty strong IPA.
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly mango-y with a bit more carbonation than maybe should be there. An excellent beer in most other places - in PPort Carlsbad just an average effort.
skortila (5238) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
West USA trip 2010. On tap @ Pizza Port Carlsbad. The aroma has citric (grapefruit) and piney hops. Clear, yellow coloured beer with a white head. The taste is crisp, bitter, quite piney and citric. Dry end. Good, decent IPA. Nice hops used.
popery (1974) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bistro 13th IPA Fest notes. For the day, I picked this as the runner-up, a close second to Russian River’s Hopfather. Extremely pungent aroma. Intense and thick with tons of hops. Grapefruit, floral, pine hops combine wonderfully with honey and light malt notes. A real hop juice. Solidly bitter in the finish, nearly astringent. Medium dry and smooth. Great stuff.
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Second beer sampled and the last one I took notes on at the Bistro’s 13th Annual IPA Fest on 8/7/10. Pours a clear gold with a thick off-white head. Nice citrusy and spicy hop aroma with Amarillo standing out above the Centennial and Columbus. Citrusy hop flavor with some celery character and a touch of malt before a spicy hop finish.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at PP. Light citrus, pine, and tea leaves in the nose. Flavor is fairly malt-hop balanced with modest bitterness that lingers in the finish. Medium body with no carbonation. Easy drinking, good west coast IPA, but nothing amazing here.
beerguy101 (5356) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the Bistro’s 13th Annual IPA Fest 8/7/2010. This IPA pours a light orange gold color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is orange and citrus with a touch of fruitiness. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange and apricot. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Good carbonation. Medium bitterness and a touch dry at the finish, but lots of residual sweetness. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Huge lemon grapefruit and pine aroma. Butterscoth citrus lemon and light pine taste. Medium bodied creamy palate. Outstanding ipa.
brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a rather standard amber-ish color with a white head and some decent lacing.
S: Quite a bit of citrus to the nose along with a mixture of floral and piney hops. The malt (caramel in nature) is quite prominent on the nose, too.
T: A fairly decent bitterness to this one, mostly in the form of piney hops. The citrus is a bit sweeter and more orange/tangerine like than the usual grapefruit. The malt is more noticeable in almost any of the PP IPAs.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Nothing out of the ordinary.
D: One of my least favorite PP IPAs, to be honest. Still good, but I’d rather have a Poor Man’s or even Wipeout.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on tap at carlsbad). Pours dark yellow with caramel hue. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste is bitter (grapefruit). Medium bodied with long bitter finish. I thought this was an excellent beer and my preference for how IPAs should be made.