Bartzilla (534) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very fresh tasting. Tons of hops with a smooth finish. Every bit of a San Diego IPA as I could have expected.
marcus (6589) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours golden blonde with a thick beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with considerable hop bitterness. Nice hop profile.
oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours copper with white head. Nice aroma. Has a fruity hop taste with a dry bitter finish
Chadski4 (119) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge pillowy white head. Pale golden color that is very hazy. Pine and resin aromas dominate through to the flavors. Maybe could use a bit more carbonation? Decent finish but nothing extraordinary overall.
Travlr (12314) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy bright yellow color, white edge head. Nice tropical fruit aroma. Taste is bitter fruit.
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big grapefruit aroma, beautiful golden color and big rocky white head. Some light dank and pine, bushy vines, light mineral. Biscuity, honeydew. Mostly sweet finish. Lots of potential here but too bitter and too sweet. This is negatively affecting the body, finish and hop expression. Less bittering, keep dry hops, soften feel, less residual sugar.
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
San Diego Trip Summer 2014 - Nice easy drinking IPA. Awesome hops flavors and finish.
Brenhophead (569) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small can into a spig IPA glass. Pours a clear light golden with a nice big white head. Very nice tropical fruit/perfume like aroma. Very resinous and bitter in the flavour with some of the tropical fruit as well as piney notes.
Barreras (1000) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a yellow-orange color with a hops aroma. Taste is simple, mildly hoppy, with a slight bitter aftertaste. A really simple IPA that was less than impressive. Kind of watery and not complex, tastes mass produced.
reebtogi (4242) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bomber pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is bold with pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, and hints of caramel. Taste is a caramel malt and tropical fruit sweetness with a bold pine and grapefruit hop bitterness. Well balanced and tasty. A very well crafted IPA that I thoroughly enjoyed.
chinchill (1959) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at True North in the North Park area of San Diego.
Pour is light amber-gold with fine-grained visible carbonation and a very durable, semi-creamy off-white head. Exceptional sticky lacing.
Smell: strong and pungent (hops).
Taste: Not as intense as the aroma suggests yet this could still pass as a DIPA. Medium-high bitterness. Bitterness is moderated by some malts. .
Feel: medium body; medium-high but soft carbonation.
O: Very good IPA IF you like this hop load ... but not my cup of tea.