ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle it has a golden yellow color with a medium head. The aroma has lemon zest and hops. Taste has hoppiness up front with pine, straw and citrus. Tastes like a true California IPA.
greenhorn1 (807) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light gold. Grapefruit nose. Pine, citrus, and some floral undertones. Definitely a hop forward beer, classic west coast style ipa. Long bitter finish, very impressed with this ipa.
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 From tap. Pours a golden color with a light head. Aroma is of light citrus. Taste of carbonation and grapefruit hints. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hapjydeuce (932) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Light gold color, lively carbonation with a 1cm frothy white head. Aroma of lemon pepper, grapefruit, hay and danky weed. Similar flavor, leaning slightly more malty than hoppy. Dry finish, crisp, clean and refreshing. Decent balance and easy to drink. Not quite up there with the rest of the SD IPA veterans, but they’re off to a damn good start.
jgb9348 (4709) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden coloured body with a nice three centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of bright citrus and piney hops with a good floral and grapefruity note at the end - mouth watering! Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and floral hoppiness up front with a good malt backbone to balance and a smooth but pungent grapefruity hop finish. Aftertertaste has a deep hop bitterness with a great malt backbone and a relatively light and smooth finish for a San Diego based IPA, but still shows nicely. Overall, a good IPA that I wish I could get regularly, but not as hoppy nor as intense as AleSmith or Stone, but a solid choice for a SD-based IPA! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Olive Tree Market Place in San Diego, California on 07-June-2013 for US$4.49 sampled at home in Washington in celebration of finishing the USMC Marathon on 27-October-2013.
Sledutah (4660) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Flavors of pine resin, fruity and citrus
alexanderj (3312) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; clear dull dark gold with a white head. A lot of carbonation streams. Arome of NW hops; fruity, earthy, and a touch of pine. Very resiny flavor; hops were a strange mix and probably didn’t reach its full potential. Flavor needed some tweaking but it was good enough.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #18. Dark gold, light copper pour. Very clear with a white head. Pine aroma, with a bit of citrus. Very bitter, light pine and a huge bitter aftertaste. (2867)
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good IPA on tap at stone in Escondido, hoppy piney citrus overall easy to drink enjoyed this
GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Stone Escondido. Clear orange. Decent lace. Red fruit and melon nose. Clean body, not as abusive as the other IPAs on tap today. Butterscotch adds some density and needed sweetness. Still, quite heavy on the bitterness. Solid.