Bartzilla (524) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I figured the Anniversary beer would be something special. Not so much. But not bad either. Seems a little sweet right off the bat then finished somewhat watery. On that note, it’s easy drinking. Not a huge cloud burst of hops. The smell is pretty much IPA standard. Worth trying, though probably won’t repeat.
HughConway (739) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber Bottle. Pours cloudy orange, fizzy noise, white laced head. Aroma is a bit of grass and sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt that fades to a slight bitter. Not bad, nothing special.
deekyn (992) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- pours a golden amber with a finger of solid white head with great lacing. S- malts, squash/pumpkin, resin, coriander, honey and floral notes. Some odd wet woodiness mixed in for good measure. M- sticky and syrupy light to medium body with a sweet and bitter medium palate. T- bitter grapefruit, pine resin and malt start it off. Floral notes, soap and grasses in the middle. Ending is long with more grapefruit and grasses. Some earthiness and honey in the end. Relatively straight forward but pleasant.
krumbum (357) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly cloudy amber with a off white head that lasts. Light smells of warm hops. Taste earthy resiny hops that mellow with the end of the sip.
Blairgus (2363) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
19 July 3013, bottle. Yellow, clear, some bubbles. Nose is honey and orange juice. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Caramel and orange juice.
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LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours clear copper with a quickly dissapated white head. Leaves tons of lacing.
Aroma: Grassy citrusy hops grahm cracker-like malt.
Taste: Earthy bitterness. A touch fruity. Very dry pale malt. Lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Very drying medium bodied. Average carbonation.
Overall: I could agree more with Rubicon’s assessment of simple yet deliciously complex. Very tasty, very drinkable, and it doesn’t resemble your typical West Coast IPA at all. I couldn’t tell this guy was over 7% either.
oRos (976) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from capitol beer. Pours dark copper with white head. Taste is pungent bitter hops with a full bodied malt flavor
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of earth, dirty orange peel, caramel malt, florals, honey and birch sap. Some spicy malt. Some orange soda. Medium body. Finishes bitter orange peel.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #7. Clear copper pour with a big off-white head. Lightly sweet with some citrus. Sweet citrus, a little grapefruit and a moderate aftertaste.Not bad. (2744)
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with a white head. Sweet caramel and sugar nose. Grapefruit and pine with a slightly oxidized/stale hop character. Lightly floral, maybe some pineapple, and woody herbs. The flavor is quite sweet and somewhat stale. Grapefruit and orange, pine, and woody herbs. Light floral, lots of caramel, and some brown sugar.