aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean and extremely floral nose with a hint of biscuity malt. Orange blosson and citrus nose leading to a very clean and peonounced hop bitterness that leads to a wonderfully oily resinous mouthfeel. Nice hop finish with an extremely dry followthru.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(F.O. in Santa Monica) Orange-gold with some head. Citrusy hops aroma. Nice citrus hops flavor, not over the top (but more than an English IPA).
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - APR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at Najas place. Wow, this beer was really good, I enjoyed it very much, it was a smooth citrusy flavor, some spices in there as well. I actually ordered this beer twice cause I enjoyed it so much.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fatherís Office, Santa Monica
Clear orangey amber hue, good head formation. Fruity aroma, grapefruit an dpineapple. Light malt on the palate, spicy, grapefruit bitterness and mild pineapple juice. Mildly biscuity in the aftertaste.
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Catos in Oakland. A godlen color with a white head. I initially tried this after taking in a sip of Pliny the Younger and thought this was water. After a little time and cleaning the palate, the hops came through. Not a strong PA but easy to drink and enjoyable. A little thin with a dry grainy malt finish on the palate.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap@Oíbrien"s: Golden amber in color with a 1/4 inch (bar pour) white head. Aroma is lightly sweet with citrus. Flavor starts lightly grapefruity with a hint of pine finishing kinda dry with an orange peel bitterness. Hoppy and flavorfull without being over the top with hops.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
spicy citrus hop aroma, light copper orange, mild bitterness backed by corny hops, easy drinking and light bodied
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The nose was big in citrus w/ hints of flowers and light fruit. The flavor was citrusy and flowery but light. The beer poured an orange / yellow color w/ slight head and very slight lacing. The mouthfeel was watery and thin flavored, light bodied and creamy.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a deep golden body topped by a thick, creamy head with a good amount of lacing. Wow, itís hoppy as hell in both the aroma and flavor. Bitter piney notes prevail over slightly sweet grapefruit notes and a slight flowery note. The aroma is a little green with grainy notes. Medium to full bodied and slightly dry.
DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draft: OíBrienís in San Diego, CA) The flavor is hoppy and moderately bitter, but with very little malt for balance, but I suppose that is intentional to showcase the hops. The light malt flavor is grainy, but I couldnít taste it until I took a big mouthful. The finish is quite bitter. With the light malt presence, the light to medium body isnít surprising, but the beer does seems a bit flat to me. Fresh hops nose is very nice. Medium gold in color and slightly hazy, but the beer looks totally still. White head pours to a quarter-inch in height and slowly fades to a sheen, leaving some patchy lacing here and there. Itís an okay beer, and I understand what Vinnie is doing here, but Iím not a fan of purely hoppy beers.