SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft from Rock Bottom La Jolla. Arrives a clear, golden-amber color with a thin, creamy white head that leaves traces of lace. Crisp, C-hop aroma, citrus rind, piney and floral notes, light grainy malts present as well. Toasty malt backbone in the flavor, with a healthy hop bite featuring astringent herbs, evergreen, grapefruit rind with white pepper in the finish. medium body with assertive carbonation. Nice little West Coast IPA from Rock Bottom.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at RB Bellevue. Pours clear dark gold with a lacy white head. Sweet aroma of grapefruit and fruit. Body is on the light side, and so is the carbonation. Lightly sweet taste with citrus, some toffee and flowers. Bitter, dry pine and floral finish. I wouldn’t complain if it had a bit more body, which would tend to make it not as dry. but all in all a good beer.
shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/10/2008: American Dream is above average this year. It is a shiny gold IPA that is slightly has an sports a small, off-white head on top. Citrus (orange, tangerine, grapefruit) pops from the aroma and flavor at first and then gives way to some toasty honey maltiness. The hop and malt are well balanced and there is only a mild to moderate level of bitterness. This medium-bodied beer is smooth, soft on the palate, and quite sessionable. Overall this would be a great Pale Ale as it is a little bit too weak for a full IPA. Regardless, it is pretty tasty and does a nice job of showcasing the Amarillo hop.
Draught (2 mugs) at Rock Bottom in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio Rating #7 for this beer...
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at RB Cincy of course.
Pours a golden amber in color with a nice inch of frothy head. Smell is subdued, but there are some piney, grassy hop notes in the nose.
The hops show up more in the taste. This is a decent IPA. Easily the best thing they have going at the brewery. A little disappointing on the smell, but pretty good in flavor.
BOLTZ7555 (2578) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Arrowhead. This is mighty tasty!!! Nice orange blossom hop aroma. Flavor is nicely balanced between citrus and pine...just enough sweetness to counter the hop bitterness. A pretty solid offering.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours yellow with a hint of orange with off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a little lacing behind. Very nice citrus and pine hop aromas. Very well balanced beer, starts with good malty sweetness and finishes with the citrusy hops. Has a good bitterness at the finish and a nice smooth palate, a very good beer, probably the best from the cincy rock bottom.
Jimrbb (16) - USA - APR 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great hops from Washington’s Yakima valley. well done for the style. orange color. citric flavors. yes, a well made beer.
Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at RB-Denver during GABF weekend. Orange-amber with a thin but well-laced foamy top. Buttery maltiness, almost nutty, with moderate hoppiness. Still carbonated when almost gone. Decent if standard IPA. Definitely quaffable. (#3136, 10/12/2007)
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear orange color. Head was thick, white, and left some good lace behind. Attractive flowery, citrusy hops aroma. Moderate hop bitterness on the tongue and soft palate which lingered into the finish. Nice balance of biscuity malt and citrusy hops with a slight hop emphasis. Good IPA.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the 10th Annual Bistro IPA Festival. This rating is for the beer from the Campbell location. This India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is piney and citrusy. Medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and piney. Medium bitter IPA. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.