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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   ABV: -
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2007
Hazy amber,lasting head. Decent hop nose. Intense hop profile.Long huge hop finish

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Draft: Looks pretty nice, being the fairly typical amber color you see with most IPA’s. I didn’t really get much smell from this one. Decent head with a little lacing. Initial taste is pretty good, but goes bad quickly. There is a strong residual after taste of alcohol and saccharin. Almost like someone dumped a packet of Equal in my drink. Needles to say, I didn’t care for it too much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2006
Aroma: Intense hops citric in nature Appearance: cloudy orange to red Flavor: Big hops and mellow malt structure. Palate: medium body medium feel Overall: Nice DIPA

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Draft. Dark gold with a small white head. Buttery malt, some citric hops in the aroma. Caramel, butterscotch and a muted metallic citrus hop flavor. Residual sweetness and some faint hop citrus in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Draft: Amber color, nose is citrusy with cascade, a bit of caramel. The flavor is bittersweet, balanced with pronounced hops. A bit light in umamai and body, but decent. Finishes mellow, characterless.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Draft. Pours clear gold with a small white head. More malty than hoppy, with a sour taste. It got better as you drank it, but it still had a very odd taste up front. Maybe the taps were dirty.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2005
On draught at the brewpub while during trip to California. A golden clear colour with a lance head. Not much aroma very little of hops. Also not much hops in the flavour for an IPA. Very dry and unbalance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 2, 2005
(Draft: San Diego Brewing Company in San Diego, CA) A fairly straightforward IPA, hoppy, moderately bitter, with a somewhat balancing malt backbone. Mildly aromatic nose of hops and a bit of light malt. Fairly clean palate with medium body. Medium gold in color, topped initially by a sizeable head that soon fades to a halo. Good, drinkable, if unremarkable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Draft. Orange/Yellow color with a nice white head that lasted most the glass. The lacing was beautiful. Lasted the etire glass and was great to look at. I even showed my non-beer drinking friend that this was a great example of what we call lacing. He didn’t really care. Aromas were mostly grapefruity hoppiness with a touch of pine. Flavors were a little stonger, but mostly just typical IPA. The mouthfeel was a little less viscous than most IPAs that I have enjoyed, a little watered down, but overall the beer was very good.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Right from the tap at the brewing co. A mild IPA, thin white head that diminishes quickly (solvents on glass?) Nice color yellow goldish, Good carbination volume and good mouth feel. Not a crazy hopped IPA, on the moderate to low side. One weird flavor= slight yeat profile with tinge of diacytl...not indicative ove Ale yeasts at all.. Not bad, but I was suprised to notice this attribute, perhaps not aged enough or mutated yeast...who knows. All this said, I would try the beer again.


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