greenroombrew (1) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2007 does not count
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
good strong hopped ipa, but i feel that better hops could have been used. the aroma is great but the taste lacks depth. Unfortunately it makes for a poor representation of a San Diego IPA, which is the best beer in the country (seriously). Sadly it yields to Chico’s fresh hop Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop IPA. Which I hate to love but I do for it’s balanced fresh flavor and awesome aroma and finish.
joet (2322) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden, no haze. Slightly creamy feel, some fine foam, citric hop nose with some grassy character, mildly sweet, more nose than bitterness. Enjoyed the feel, and dropped out malts with high resolution hop aromas.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ The Bistro Wet Hop Fest. Cloudy, pale copper color with a bright white head. Vegetal hop aroma with some citrus and lemongrass notes. Hop forward flavor but surprisingly malty. Vegetalness does not show up in the flavor.
drinkerofbeers (18) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
purchased bomber at BevMo. this beer does it for me. its a nice departure from very malty and sweet IPAs. dry finish and a long lingering bitterness. very green tasting like pine and grass. bottle poured a slightly hazy golden color. hoppy goodness.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bistro. Pours with a hazy yellow color, looks unfiltered. Aromas of grapefruit and some floral notes. Not as hoppy as expected, fairly mellow. Finishes with a strong bitterness, but on the palate it is mainly citrus and a bit of pine.
millerbean (2) - USA - OCT 21, 2007 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
overall not bad but not at all as good as last years High tide A disapointment It Lacks the flavor and overall smell and feel
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer departs the 22 ounce bottle a beclouded yellowish orange with an exorbitant creamy white head that slowly fades away, the resultant lace a nice occluding sheet upon the glass. Nose has a big citrusy, grassy, flowery aroma, the malt sweet, crisp and clean. Start is sweet at the front, with the malt pronounced and the hops spicy, top is medium in feel. Finish has an invigorating hop spiciness, the acidity agreeable, with the hop spicy aftertaste permanently bolted to the palate.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange color with yeast in suspension and a medium white head. Superb aroma of fresh, dry hopped, resinous and green hops. Solid flavor of green, resinous hops with the distinctive dry-hopped signature, there’s also a good measure of malt and a strong, dry and bitter finish.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Port Brewing San Marcos. One of the best IPA’s I have ever had, very smooth and very well balanced. You get a sense of refreshment when drinking this brew. Very hoppy aroma, very citrusy and very piney, the taste is very bitter with an awesome bite but finishes with the right amount of malts. Excellent brew!
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Port. Clear golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine with fruit notes. Chewy palate with strong pine bitterness and citrus taste.