JohnnyJ (3892) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewery. Semi hazy golden pour, with a white head. Grapefruit, pine, citrusy hops, and some sweet malt. But the beer is mostly dry. Decent IPA, fairly simple.
peteinSD (1174) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Golden pour with a frothy white head. Pungent pine and hop bitterness in the aroma with a slightly herbal quality and a thin, minimal malt backbone. Taste is hop dominated with pine and complimentary bitterness and the most minimal of malt presence. Clean, relatively dry mouthfeel. Highly aromatic beer but it seems to spiral a bit out of balance without a stabilizing malt backbone. Quite nice nonetheless.
ACD (527) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at City Beer. Light gold. Plenty of grapefruit and zesty orange on the nose, decent whack of pine needles too. Loads of intense grapefruit and pine needle hop character in the taste, some lush herbal notes, crisp biscuit malt profile - hops do all the talking here. Semi dry finish, great bite. Lingering pithy citrus and pine needles. Superb.
badlizard (5522) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewery. Clear lustrous golden with a fizzy white head. Huge skunky pine and grapefruit aroma. Nice sweet fruity and almost berry like tastes up front followed by a big grassy bitterness and orange flavors. Well done. Lots of punch but still balanced. Outstanding.
skmikeg (613) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium orange with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, dank weed, pine, tropical fruits, wood, and some light sweet malts. Taste is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, woody notes, and some sweet malts. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium finish. Overall, a tasty, very fresh tasting, and very drinkable IPA.