DYCSoccer17 (3459) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 ounce sample on tap at the Sacramento brewpub. Hempy, grapefruity, citrus hop aroma with some piney notes present as well. No malts are really appreciated, though. Transparent dark gold/light copper color with a smallish white head. I would like this to be a bit darker in color. Lots of hempy, floral , bitter hops up front. Followed by some light maltiness. Not overly bitter, but rather flavorful. Spicy hops round out the flavor. A tad thin-bodied.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Nice looking clear, dark copper color with a wispy white head. Malty and very floral hop aroma. A bit thin on malt in the flavor. Hoppiness is good but it’s a bit one dimensional in that it’s all hops with no malt.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smewhat small IPA, more pale ale. Slightly cascade metallic some mild hop notes with citrus acid. just average pale ale.
Krausen (102) - USA - FEB 8, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 West coast ipa, citrus, grapefruit & passion fruit with a touch of cat pee (in a good way if that is possible) from either chinook or simcoe hops. Nice big aroma with firm bitterness. Very little malt presence but the nice aromatic hop notes make up for it.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exceptionally glowing red-orange appearance, piles of long-legged head. Mango, papaya and assorted citrus fruits in the aroma, also some red fruits (cherry, raspberry). Overall a very tart yet full aroma. Flavor continues with some nice tartness cheerful but bready, winey base malts. Finishes with a nice bitterness and fairly dry.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brew pub. Hops were not as bitter as in some IPA's. Nice citrus flavor that didn't come on too strong.
JCW (1276) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks very much like a classic IPA, slightly hazy, orange, slight white head. Aroma is of old cut grass or more than likely cascade. Flavor is similiar, no bitterness to speak of, well made grassy flavor. Body is a little watery. Balanced finish. Thanks Jazz88 for this one!
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great floral/hoppy, lightly citrus aroma. Bright orange gold, white head, generous lacing. Taste was strongly hopped, with a thinner malt sweetness in the background - could've used more body. My bottle just has an India Pale Ale label, but matches this description. Thanks Flipbrewer!
jazz88 (2592) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It looks like they are finally shipping this beer to the Bay Area. Golden color with a foamy off-white head with rising bubbles. A strong grassy hop aroma. Sweet malts and strong hops flavors. I found this IPA quite interesting and enjoyable.
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There was a hoppy aroma and a corresponding hoppy and buttery flavor. Overall, not very well balanced, but quite drinkable.