Hophead22 (2879) - 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 (2951) - 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 (8685) - 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.
blipp (6249) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Flowery hops, light pale and grainy malty base, light fruity hops, and a medium grassy hoppy finish.
Rojum55 (12) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: citrus, floral.
Taste: medium bitterness, peach, pine, very carbonated.
Overall: I liked this one this is the kind of beer you can take to a party and enjoy the flavor. I think this a good IPA and I hope expect great things from Saint Archer.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Big grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and light summer fruit flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and light summer fruit lingers with caramel.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Bomber, $4.99). Pours with a clear golden hued body and a larger, fluffy white head that leaves good lace and is well retentive. Aromas are of floral hops, a bit muted. Lightly sweet, honeysuckle, biscuity malt. Moderate citrus, fruity esters and grapefruit pith. Flavors are hoppy, dry, fruity, medium bitter. Lightly chlorine like. A hint of pine. Low bitterness vs high hop flavor (a good thing). Fuller carbonation, dry. Medium bodied. A light resiny cohumulone bite in the finish.
BucannonXC5 (910) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Pacific Liquor at Renaissance at North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: June 28, 2013
Consumed: July 6, 2013
Poured a honey golden clear color with 1-2 fingers of grayish white head. Sporadic spiderweb lacing on the sides. Average-to-below average retention.
Smelled a deep whiff of malty citrus hops. Could smell the bitterness. Caramel, toffee, tropical hops, lemon, iced tea, Columbus hops and orange.
Tasted a bit better than the smell. Reminded me slightly of a Manzanita IPA or an English IPA. Bitter and dry at the end, but good flavor. Citrus hops, mainly lemon, iced tea, resin hops and faint sugary grapefruit.
Light body. Creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Bitter, dry finish. Had me wanting to come back for more.
This beer grew on me as it went down. I’d give it another try.
Kroney (158) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a nice golden orange with a nice white head that leaves plenty of lacing. aroma is floral and pine hops with a little citrus and a decent amount of sweetness from the malt. flavor is mostly malt forward, with some hop bitterness in the middle, and a good amount of alcohol warming at the finish... and at 6-7% abv, that’s a very bad profile. overall the beer is very drinkable, but it needs some work to take it to the next level.
peteinSD (1394) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. Dry, floral hops and bitterness with a clean, dry malt backbone on the aroma. Taste is mostly bitterness with light pine but it’s balanced with some trailing malt sweetness and a smidge of alcohol. Clean, relatively dry beer. Makes me think of a dialed down Stone IPA. Nice beer.