carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rough Draft (two pints) and from a few big bottles on later days. I *really* like this everyday drinkable IPA. It has that orange zest/tangerine pine resin with pretty crisp carbonation all wrapped into a medium bodied (but barely any malt) combination. Not sure about other reviewers’ opinions, but I really think this makes an excellent base IPA from them. I can’t wait until it gets to Texas someday. In the meantime, I’ll be visiting again and Rough Draft will be first on my list, and a pint of this my go-to IPA.
alliance100 (788) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle - pours a med/light gold . Mild pine and mild citrus aromas . Taste is earthy herbal hops . Not bad .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
just okay. very little carbonation, very little punchiness, just a ho-hum ipa that tastes more like an apa
DedicatedToFun (2992) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from whole foods venice, really liked this, another awesome san diego gem
hapjydeuce (952) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours light golden with high carbonation and lacing. Aroma of cut grass, orange zest and shortcake. Flavor is lackluster compared to aroma, mild bitterness with a notes of orange and pine wood which fade quickly. Slightly stale cereal note hanging around the finish. Overall a strange flavor that I’m not too crazy about.
Thisis12ptfont (863) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Odd vanilla and hop aroma. Clear copper with a massive four-finger foam. Carbonation completely dominates the taste. All I can taste is carbonation and vanilla. Overall, Absolutely terrible. If you want to taste carbonation at its fullest, buy this.
Kroney (158) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours pale yellow with a decent sized white frothy head. aroma is muted and pale: mostly tangerine and light malt with a tidbit of pine resin. flavor mimics the aroma, and is just as blah. just an overall mills interpretation that doesn’t really have any punch. I don’t know if I’d even classify this as a strong pale ale. it’s a good beer, but not a good ipa.
jgb9348 (4842) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp copper coloured body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, pale malt, a hint of metal and some lighter hops - not too much though. Medium-bodied; Assertive resin and pine flavour with a malt and nutty, earthy undertone and a little bit of hop bitterness at the end. Aftertaste shows a good balance of hops and malt with a refreshing grapefruity finish, but not horribly strong. Overall, a decent IPA, but very nice to try! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Texas Liqour in Carlsbad, California on 19-March-2013 for US$5.99 sampled in the evening after returning from Southern California on 03-May-2013.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just nothing about this one stood out. 10 karat golden pour with a moderate ivory crown. Orange peel, lemon zest, caramel, and evergreen...not one item standing out amongst the rest. Medium mouthfeel with the slightly higher ABV indistinguishable. Meh.
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from local Sprouts. Pours a very pale yellow hue... barely pale ale color, much less IPA. Little white foam, fizzy rather than fluffy and lacy. Aromas are slight of malt and very slight of rather boring hop aromas. Taste is something better... very mild. Middling early malt sweetness well balanced by middling hop bitterness. Everything about this beer is "yay! mediocrity" Maybe they were going for their baseline flagship beer... not sure "hurray! averageness!!" is what you want from your flagship, but...
Finish is a touch more bitter, which earns a big "whee!" from me... very drinkable.. maybe too much so?