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@O’brien"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.
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Pours dark clear gold with a one finger white head. The nose is fresh citrus and malt. The taste is citrus, toffee and light pine in the finish. Medium bodied. Nice IPA.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poursa golden-orange hue with a halo of a head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, a little honey. Medium bodied with flavors of caramel, lager yeast, mild bitternss. A decent session ale and much better than russian rivers other single hoped brew, Dr. Zeus.
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
deekyn (853) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - poured from a two day old growler. 1 finger fluffy white head. S - nice mild fruity and hoppy aromas. Pear, apple white grape juice come on first, fresh oranges and grape fruit. Lightly grassy, piney and citrus hop note with just a hint of simple. M - light drinkable beer. Bright and shiny mf . Light well rounded subtle soft iPa. Lingering maltiness. T - citrus and piney hopes up front. Light fruity palate. Fresh orange and pineapple, white grape juice. Lingering caramel malts with fruit tones. O - nice light subtle beer. 3.5
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oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single hop cascade. Pours yellow with white head. Taste is some pineapple and hop bitterness finished very sweet.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub on 6/30/09. Pours yellow, little white head. Nice citrus aroma with hints of grapefruit and orange. Only mildly bitter up front, but then has a long dry finish.
Ramenen (463) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank it on tap at the brewery. A very light IPA, almost watery. The single hop recipe makes it unidimensional.
ineedbeer (427) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
100% Cascade Cross
Aroma is mostly hops with a nice grapefruit citrus and light pine note. There is a malt backbone present though with some sweet bread and cracker notes.
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head that perseveres as a thin film on top and on the edges. Good lacing with small legs.
Flavor is rather hop forward but it does have balanced cracker and bread character to balance the hops. The hop character is grapefruit and pineapple with some pine resin to balance out the fruit. The bitterness is fairly moderate which really allows the malt to shoe through in the finish in a bready way.
Mouthfeel is medium to medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a good beer and definitely not retired, but its not their best. The balance is nice, but the finish to this hop is a bit lacking and has a slightly odd grassy note.
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.