Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ O’briens Wet Hop festival. The best beer of the night (and we had several). Super fresh, hoppy aroma. Flavor was all hops and that’s exactly what I wanted.
Bartzilla (565) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Off the cask @ O’Brien’s Wet Hop Festival 2K7. One of my favorite fresh hopped ales of the evening. Just too fresh for my stale words to reflect. Pungent, hoppy and sticky... like a sack of weed. Went down smooth and would have gotten me all fuckered up if I weren’t trying out that "responsibility" witchcraft nonsense.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Pizza Port San Clemente
Clear dark amber color with a touch of maltiness up front in the flavor. It finishes w/ some hoppiness. The finish is smooth & clean
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Red Tide Wet Hop Red
Source: Brewpub, San Clemente, CA
clear amber, thin tan head, light sweet carmel malt aroma, well hopped carmel malt flavor, nice long bitter finish, a good session red
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at San Clemente on 12/3/06: Pours a clear orange bronze with a well-lacing white head. Aroma has some fresh citrusy piny hops and lightly toasty pale malt. Body starts with a light malty sweetness, a touch of toasty caramel grain and some earthy bittering and grapefruity hoppy flavor. Finishes drier and bittersweet. A decent IPA.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
WA Cask Beer Fest ’06. Pours orange. Slight pine aroma and flavor. Grassy notes. Decent but nothing that seperates it from the pack.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 8, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft @ Toronado. Hazy orange color with a slight white head. Malty aroma with some hop notes and a bit of DMS. Slightly malty with a vegetal hop flavor. Maybe this was a bad keg?
mjg74 (2787) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, O’Brien’s Wet Hop Fest. Pours a medium/dark amber color with a bit of orange. Aroma is sweet with a light citric hoppy quality to it. Slightly sweet skunky citric hoppy taste. Has a fair malt backbone. Fairly smooth and not extremely bitter.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at O’Briens wet hop festival. Hazy medium amber with golden highlights and a small off-white head that occurs more fizzy than creamy. Ripe fruits and subtle caramel malts in the aroma, along with lively fresh hop character featuring spruce and tart floral notes. Brash fresh hop flavor as well, hugely tart and bitter with citrus and pine prominent along with earthy herbal notes and a hing of maple and brown rice syrup. Medium body, crispy carbonation. This is a hopheads delight!
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour. Apricot and sweet fruity aroma. Some orange peel and resiny hop flavor. Bitter finish.