bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"California Ivanhoe Organic Whole Hops
8% AAU. 4.6% Beta. The original California Cluster variety has been rejuvenated for the first time in more than a half century. Similar in profile to a Cascade with a moderate alpha in the 8% range, it has a nice aroma with mellow hints of citrus and pine and the strong floral/herbal notes typical of English aroma hops. The exact origins of the Ivanhoe hop are unknown but the original California Cluster hop parent was a cross between English and American varieties. Great for American style ales, California Common, stouts, and IPAís. Try in recipes that call for: Galena, Cluster, Northern Brewer."
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shop. Pours light copper amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is fruity floral over some light malt. Thereís a musty aspect. Call it full bodied. It is floral/fruity, but thereís a musty/earthy component so strong this could be taken for a farmhouse ale. Itís fairly lush in the mouth. I suppose thereís grass and citrus, but my mouth is finding enough flavors to not bother with that possibility very much. This is eminently quaffable.
Thinker (61) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden color with very little head from this bottle. Sweet aroma. Carmel malt flavor very little hop flavor or aroma. Yeast leaves a sweet aftertaste.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Light grapefruti aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruti flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and summer fruit lingers with light caramel.
Saodwyer (10) - Elk Grove, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Nugget. Pours a light copper, no lacing. Aroma is weak flora, citrus. Taste is musty, earthy. A different tasting beer, light. I want to like it, but won't buy it again.
thetmaxx (670) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I looked all over today for a wet hop, guy at Davis beer shop said I was premature, but my wife found this for me! Aroma is earthy and spicy. Interesting hop combination. But I love it given Sacramentos rich hop growing history! Flavor isnít very bitter, but the palate is real oily. Flavour is real earthy, mushroom, wood, grassy. Decent, and different that the more popular hop Usage. Very clear red orange, thin head, minimal lacing.
barn0216 (217) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep golden, clear, two finger pour. Grain, herbal, medicinal smell. Peculiar flavor. Dry, astringent alcohol flavor, like medicine. Pretty unpleasant.
oRos (612) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from capitol beer. Aroma is smoky. Color is light copper. Taste is grassy and Smokey
Zymurgeist2 (625) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I have enjoyed both of their other beers, but this one was very disjointed. Aroma of ketchup, belgian yeast, perhaps some sour funk going on here -- it tastes intentional, but is not part of the beer description, so i am uncertain. Hops are very muted, although some grass comes out as it warms. Not a whole lot going on here that i liked. A surprising result as both other beers are very tasty.
baraciisch (904) - USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden in color... Aroma is grassy and herbal hops... Flavor is totally unique... Light body and crisp, notes of grass, dirt... Like a fresh cut lawn... Slight bitterness on the palate... Interesting, probably wouldnít buy it again...
marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Taylorís Market, Sacramento. This years batch is out. Pours copper with a nice off-white head and a floral citrus aroma. There is a hearty toffee flavor with a smooth hoppy finish. Very nice.