brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden orange pour with a white head. Really fruity nose. Mild grapefruit, some orange, and a strange amount of banana. Okay...sweet bread and caramel, too. The flavor is sweet and malt forward. Fruity, citrus hops and lots of banana esters. Mild pine flavor and bitterness.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours cloudy amber with an average, frothy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, grain), heavy hop (pine, spruce, citrus), average yeast (dough, leaves) with notes of pear, peach, and pineapple. Medium bodied, thick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity, and heavy bitterness. Chewy malt flavor with leafy hop and hop oil notes.
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. Pours a murky apple cider color with a thin white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Patches and spots of lacing. Hoppy aroma that has pine and citrus notes. Some malt in the nose too. Medium body with a moderately bitter piney hops character offset by some sweet malt. The finish is hoppy with a short bitter aftertaste. Decent IPA overall.
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit aroma. Caramel and grapefruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingerw ith light caramel and a light butteriness.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a muddy orange hued body with a white head. Aromas are very fruity and estery (disturbingly so), pine, citrus and grapefruit rind hop character. Flavors are a bit husky, hoppy, cheap perfume floral character. Estery, fruity, sticky and resiny. Medium to lively bubbles, oddly sticky and slightly tannic/astringent.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Brewpub: Dark bronze, nice head and thin lacing. Nose of grass, pine and grapefruit, sweet pale malt with a fair amount of caramel. The flavor is balanced, nice hoppiness. Finishes piney with a nice hop finish. Strong alcohol and a nice hop usage. I can drink this.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clouded orangey amber hue. Orange fruits aroma. Dry, well spiced palate, not too bitter, a touch of pepper. Tropical fruit flavors, predominantly orange, dry, grainy with a slight bite in the finish.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My favorite Red Car brew, some nice grapefruit, Piney hops, but not overdone, plenty of malt character as well, easy drinking considering the Alc.%, didn’t know it until now, very nice drinker! on Tap at brewery.
elihapa (1535) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First of all, I shall assume this beer also goes by the name, "Red Car IPA", which it was listed as on 6/30/09 at the brewpub. Served in the same chilled and ungainly goblet as the porter. I actually let this brew sit for 5-10 minutes before touching it, fearing my lips might get frozen to the rim of the glass. Appears hazy orange with a medium sized head. Aroma is faint for an IPA, but from what I could detect, it had nice juicy apricot, grapefruit and peach fruit. Flavor was rounded, fruity, but a little muted. Frustratingly, I couldn’t really tell if this was the fault of an overchilled glass (detracting ability to taste flavors) or just the beer itself. From what I could tell, this is a decent, strong, IPA with a full body.
kseecs16 (1214) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the pub. 03/08. Copper amber foamy lacing off white head. Resinous dry fruity aroma, taste a bit off seems unbalanced with a front of dry malt and the hops are just dry astringently bitter. Drinkable, but blah.