bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Amber beer with no head. Fresh citrus/grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit flavor with astringent malts. Lingering grassiness and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Some sweetness as you get through it. I had this as 6.3% and finished with Chinook/Centennial.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, OíBrienís. Pours a medium golden color. Looks like a lighter IPA. Only a hint of orange. Strong piney hop aroma. Slight sweetness upfront with only mild bitterness. A little graininess. Low carbonation giving a smooth mouthfeel. Finish is quite bitter.
guzzler67 (1509) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, amber/orange appearance with a small white head. Aroma was on the sweet side, with a bit of lemon and other citrus poking through. Resinous, hoppy, moderately bitter taste. Distinguished because it was wet-hopped and served super fresh at a recent local beer tasting. Dry, somewhat acidic, finish.
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 Decent IPA. The fact that itís made with harvest warrior hops is kind of unique, as is the beer itself (least it was when I rated it, guess itís changed now). Maybe a bit unbalanced toward bitterness. Tastes a lot like homebrew, hehe.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy IPA. Very piney taste and earthy. Above average IPA. Nice gold body.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2006 ReRate 8 Nov 2006:22oz bottle:
It pours an opaque golden color with a thin white head. Huge hop aroma along with a nice, big hoppy flavor that does have a lot of balance.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Densely clouded golden appearance, thick head formation. Great fragrant aroma, piney, sweet tangerines and grapefruit. Sharp hoppy palate, unsweetened pink grapefruit and nectarine, very sour/bitter in the finish. Like eating a whole fresh grapefruit.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 (11/7/05) Clear golden body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pineapple. Taste is medium sweet, very bitter, pineapple, grapefruit, Soft medium body with some acidity. (7/4/7/4/15)
(11/15/04) Lightly hazed light amber body with a beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, light pine. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, pepper. Medium body, some resin. Nice balance, you would never guess this has 70 IBUs. (7/5/8/4/16)
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Pale, hazzy yellow straw color with a dense, thick, foamy, lasting off-white head. Nose has salty hops, grass, grapefruit, pine resin, floral notes. Taste has seawater, salt, bitter hops up front. Then the palate opens up into some sour grass, grapefruit, spicey pepper, yeast, and plum. Tart flavor throughout with a nice fruity sweetness towards the end. Nice. Draught at RFDís 11/7/05: Well yet again, could not remember if I had rated this one previously. Whatís even more amazing is that I gave this one identical scores from the previous rating. Maybe Iím starting to know what Iím talking about? Who knows. The only thing that needs to be updated in the re-rate is that the head had excellent retention.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mostly clear light amber. Very nice dense fomay off-white head. Piney and sweet aroma. Quite pleasing to the olfactory center. The flavor is lots of bitter pine throughout with a big sugatr wallop towards thh end. Medium tart body. ood stuff.