eros47 (47) - Huntington Park, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 The brew is a bit subdued. It smells good, but the taste doesn?t follow through. Nice appearance, good mouthfeel and carbonation. I guess with a name like Hop Therapy I expected a bit more.
beersearcher (2175) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark orange / red. The aroma of hops is there but not really pungent. Kind of strong. I preferred the Eraser much more.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with off white head. Nose and taste of perfume hops, caramel malt, resin, sugared citrus, pine and sweet malt. Medium body.
StefanSD (1932) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle fro Bev4less. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head that has fair retention. The aroma is muted with pine, salt and mild citrus. The taste is sort of out balance with resins, caramel, citrus and hot alcohol all vying for attention. The palate is medium with a slight bit of grittiness and the carbonation is lively. Finishes rather unmemorable. Overall: Iíll pass in the future.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery shortly after they opened. Pours with a clear orange hued body with a small tan head. Aromas are hoppy with citrus, tangerine, tamarind, floral, pine and a lot of resin. Also a ton of caramel to the point of smelling cloying. Flavors are of tangerine and tamarind. Cloying, malty, tons of caramel. Pine. Bitter with an overall bitter balance, fuller bodied. Sticky and boozy. Recipe needs work, would love to revisit it.
LinusStick (2703) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy my Secret Santa. Thank you, sir. Meh. I was expecting a lot more from a beer calling itself a hop bomb from the west coast. Aroma was OK. Piney hops and and sticky malt. Pour was a nice burnt orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was sticky and green with the pine and grapefruit hops very muted and muddled with a weird flat ginger ale flavor. Hard to explain. Nice carbonation. Definitely drinkable but thereís a lot better out there.
BobbyAnalog (289) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Syrupy, punchy, reckless and a little muzzled. This Rough Draft offering is spiked with hops but still feels like itís missing a few gears. The color is a nice, bold amber and the nose is pleasant, but the beer itself tastes like it would benefit from a circle of brewers giving it some tlc.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #16. Tasty Dipa, a little floral and citrusy. (2578)
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pours clear copper with gold edges and full nearly firm off white head of foam. The aroma offers up plenty of mango mixed with cantaloupe and malt sweetened clementine oranges and tangelo. Behind all the citrus like hoppiness is a touch of biscuit malts. The taste begins nice and rich with thick malt sweetened tropical fruity mango and tangelo and then some orange citrus hard candy. At times it can seem a little too sweet and a little biscuit like basically when my taste buds are expecting more bitter hops. This is pretty nice with a pleasing bitterness from time to time.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2012. Clear amber color with ivory head. Big spicy, pine hop aromas. medim body with average co2. Pine sap, spicy dank, earthy hop flavors with a sweet pale malt base brew--good