Barreras (1543) - 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 (1284) - 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 (5709) - 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.
J_man (919) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh grassy, catty hop aroma from a clear orange/copper body with a foamy white head. The grassiness follows into the taste along with pronounced pine dryness and grapefruit juiciness. Lots of hop goodness here and while it’s strong it’s also well balanced. Good caramel malt flavor to balance the bitterness, but it’s a little too sweet for my taste. There seems to be a bit of an alcohol bite, but it might be somewhat due to the spiciness of the hops. That bitterness lays down on the tongue and lasts but doesn’t build to anything overwhelming. Finishes dry, spicy and sweet. Very good IPA.
Sledutah (6972) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle picked up at Country Wine & Spirits
Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors are floral and dusty caramel
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at KnB. Pours golden clear with white head. Nose is grapefruit, citrus, hops, grass, caramel. Flavor follows with good balance. Good.
bhensonb (13982) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours golden amber with a slight beige head. Aroma suggests mosaic. Lots of mixed fruits. Melon? Citrus? Med body. Wow are there lots of odd fruits. Most melon I can recall. Citrus. Pineapple. Maybe guava. I’m sure there is more. There’ also a nice roasty malt backing to support all this stuff. Very light hop burn. Finishes with lots of green melon. Amazing stuff.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in snifter: Clean and golden hue with a mostly lasting head. The nose is wonderfully dank and citric with some herbal and resiny notes too... faint biscuity malts. The taste is SD styled IPA updated with aggressive 2013 hops. Brash and kicking pungent character over a layer of biscuity pale malts and biting alcohol. I like this enough but must declare I am not a big fan of overly dank IPA’s. The clean malt profile and juicy notes save this brew for me.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Dr. Bills tasting at falling rock pours a clear orange with a white head. Pine and tropical fruit taste.