JohnnyJ (4825) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewery. Clear golden amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel, malty sweetness, citrus, orange juice, and moderate bitterness. Again, meh, not that great.
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Slater’s 50/50 - San Marcos. Pours clear amber with a large, creamy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy, herbal, and pine hops with pear esters and honey malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
beerbastard (766) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle, bought at the brewery. Brown amber with lacing. Oily grapefruit nose. Very fresh! Big grapefruit flavors, along with strong bitterness. Well supported by the malts. So huge I would think it a Imperial. Great and fresh.
SlimHabib (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Clear light copper with large creamy white head and good lacing. Hops, light citrus, and floral aroma. Light silky body. Floral, light malts, an decent hop aftertaste.
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Beaver (1427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper gold with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass some.
The aroma is a bit subdued - sugary fruits and some piney hops.
The flavor is sweet sugary fruits with bready malts and some grassy, spicy hops that have decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a bit overly sweet and sugary. It has decent bitterness, but not a lot of hop flavor.
Wittales (700) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance was clear deep gold with some floaties then creamy lasting white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are slight malt sweetness with hints of alcohol, then citrus and tropical fruits. Taste are grapefruit, melon, tangerine, guava, orange and soft pine with good supporting malt. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then lasting slightly dryish balanced finish. A solid fruity IPA, just wish I knew the born date was. Seems the hops where a little old.
Barreras (1186) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a copper color with a floral aroma. Taste is slightly bitter with a clean finish. A light spruce and toasty flavor with an easy drinkable aftertaste.
thome50 (1198) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Anthill. Pours a medium orange to golden with minimal head. Aroma is melon and mango forward. Taste is initially a sweet to then bitter character with the fruit coming in. More mango at the very end in the finish which I very much like. Slightly dank when it warms. Overall, I’d order this one again.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is quite spicy hence the pairing advice of Tikka Masala. This one certainly has a front loaded jolt of bitterness and carbonation that strike the palate but then it, like the Wiens fades off very quickly. And what I am left with is a reminder of bitterness and the taste of powdered cinnamon. A taste that I don’t believe that I have had in an IPA before. And that note is probably what triggered the donut and carrot cake pairing suggestions.
joeneugs (3981) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Slaters 50/50 in RC. It pours a deep gold color with an off white head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with some grapes, berries and light caramel. The flavor is nice and fruity with some underlying spicy hops. Light caramel and grainy malt backbone. Pretty pleasant stuff.