ChurchLady (19) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Solana Beach shared with GT2. Clear light orange pour. Great lace. Smooth, bright body. Extremely tropical fruit forward but well integrated. Super Balanced between malt and hop bomb. No chemical, no aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Not herbal or grassy like East coast IPAs I’m used to. No alcohol presence. Aroma was so fresh and Nuanced. Perfect really. Absolutely in love.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Short: A world class soft, juicy tropical IPA focusing on mango, papaya, and fresh sweet rolls
Origin: Growler from Pizza Port Solana Beach Size: 16oz Glass: Nonic Pint Price: $10-12 Date: 1/10/14
Long: A low haze light golden pour lets you know this baby has no specialty malt nonsense. Beautiful pillowy white foam with perfect lacing even with a 2 day old growler pour. Nose is awesome juicy mango, papaya, kumquat, super fresh bread rolls- like the most insanely enticing fresh French bakery I’ve encountered in IPA or beer for that matter besides maybe the dark bread character from Page 24 Biere de Gardes. Taste is soft, oatmeal like silky, mild sticky resin and tropical mango hop oils. Big fresh sweet roll body. Awesome finish with mild bitterness, not overpowering. Never soapy, tannic, chalky, nutty, heavy, abrasive, etc. Perfect IPA.
Flaws: Not on tap frequently enough
Skill Level: IPA Master
biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler pour thanks to GT2. Big 16oz becher pour. Pours clear orange. Nose is freshly baked dough, mango, vanilla, fresh cut grass. Taste is mango juice, papaya, grassy bitter finish. Not sticky, silky, soft bitterness; not aggressive. Fruity, juicy. Very nice.
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold pour at GABF. white head. Lots of resiny flavors, pine trees and a great note of tropical fruits...mango, lychee, ripe papaya. Enjoyable brew.
Sledutah (6898) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at pizza port, Solano Beach
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus and diesel. Flavor is floral and citrus
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Pizza Port, Solana Beach. Clear golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Lovely hoppy fruity aroma, pine apples, peach, citrus, grapes, some red apples. Hoppy pine apple flavor, mango, peach, oranges, hoppy bitterness, some passion fruit. Very nice!
adnielsen (10447) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2013. Pours a golden yellow appearance with a white head. Really spicy hoppy, a touch resiny, light onion, pine aroma. Some tropical fruit in the flavor (mango, pineapple) along with some pine and spiciness. Chill beer.
brokensail (15642) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour with a white head. Big time pineapple and grapefruit, nice tropical fruit (guava?), and some pine. Caramel and a bit of bread. There’s a nice fruity flavor to this. Guava, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. Some hints of caramel, bread, and pine. Light bitterness on the finish.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one had a huge aroma wafting off of it. Then the flavor and bitterness take a 180 from there. Huge amount of hops here but the 7.7% is well hidden. Very drinkable. I am getting citrus, flowers and melon all mixed here.
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit finish.