aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very inconsistent beer. when its good its great when its bad well you get the idea. Huge hop bomb nose great upfront bitterness and citrus, the bitterness just linger and lingers. toast and bread malts with a good dry finish.
Krausen (102) - USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 Light pine and citrus notes, balanced & light flavored. Not the west coast hop bomb that has become the typical IPA out here but very pleasant. Nice malt body to support the hops.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. I got no aroma at all. Very light flavored with a nice bitter (Cascade) ending.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap@hopyard: Barely any aroma. very floral hops. strong bitter flavor and a light palate.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty, slightly syrupy. Apricot and orange hints embodied in the flavor and aroma. Graham cracker and cookie malts. A bit overbittered and astringent on the palate, wouldn’t be expected from largely malty body. Decent stuff.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap. Orange gold color. Small to minimal head. Aroma is grapefruity and floral. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and spicy. Hoppy without being over the top about it. Nicely balanced. Smooth taste. Nice but not flashy IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
bb (7335) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft.Amber color with a thin white head. Big citrus hops with some pine. Finishes dry and crisp. Well balanced, but still asserts itself as an IPA.
jazz88 (2600) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Amber brown color with a tan head. An English style IPA because of the heavy malts. Well balanced. Grassy aftertaste with a rich nutty malt flavor.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2008 Re-rated. Light in color, almost golden even. Very classicly hoppy, citrusy and fruity, quite easy to drink. Much upgraded.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 22, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Far and away the star of this little Sacramento brewpub. Super hoppy, both in flavor and bitterness. Dry, clean and crisp. Damn good.