alohaC (12) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Toronado. What more can you say? It’s the grandpappy of IPAs. Pours a nice, somewhat hazy orange with a surprisingly light, thin head. Big piney and grapefruit hops waft from the glass, so you know what you’re in for. The hops take over your first sip and really show no mercy to the malt in the background. A bit unbalanced. This is straight up, O.G. West Coast IPA style. Lots of grapefruit and pinestraw. Good body with a clean, crisp and pretty dry finish. IPAs have come a long way since Vinnie first brewed this in the mid-90s, but this still holds court with the better ones of today. Cheers to a legend.
UncleKorm (1139) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear golden hue w/ medium white head. Moderate floral honey aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are grapefruit and clover. Light bodied.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zickbeer_ye (400) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aromas of fresh juicy hops and a sweet light berry sugar aroma. Thick flat white head and a light golden orange body. Flavors of fresh hops, some grassy lemon zest, and some minor rooty birch. Clean and crisp on the palate
heman (330) - Tychy, POLAND - OCT 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barwa złota, piwo klarowne, piana intensywna, ładnie zdobi szkło. Aromat intensywnie chmielowy, świeże niedojrzałe cytrusy mieszają się z zapachem świeżo skoszonej trawy, która z czasem dominuje. W smaku piwo jest niezwykle smukłe i ułożone. Żywiczne posmaki chmielu, karmel i średnio wysoka goryczka na finiszu.
MarcoDL (3199) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beachwood. Aroma of peach, pine and citrus, nice. Fresh fruity taste of citrus, mild pine, caramel and some tropical fruit. Very good IPA.
willisread (1282) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for sharing the bottle Jon. Pours a crystal clear, deep gold with a small off-white head. Light citrus on the nose with a nice deep pine aroma. Super clean on the palate with a watery mouthfeel (not too thin, but really quaffable). The citrus and pine notes are there, with a moderate bitterness that buzzes on the finish. Well-made for sure.
altonbrownd (4590) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/22/2009 12:59:38 PM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Dark orange body with sticky head. Seriously hoppy nose. Taste of caramel, toffee and plenty of hops. A really smooth and delicious IPA. Among the best I’ve ever had. Fantastically rich and smooth.
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Believe it or not I had this when it was at brewery in Temecula. Still awesome. Tons of hops in aroma of citrus and grapefruit. Light malt balance. Always been a great 5 brew.
tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
fantastic IPA had at Russian river. nose is citrus and Pine. flavor pretty much follows through on the nose. very quaffable enjoyable IPA
melush (1587) - SPAIN - OCT 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap / Tirador.
@ Monk’s Cafe, Philadelphia, PA, USA
A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio.
T/S: Hops, citrusy, fruity / Lupulo, citrico, afrutado.
Bkcaldwell (42) - - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colorful appearance with a good head when poured. Highly recommend even though IPA is not my favorite style. Worth the search if you can find it.