SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at brewpub. Not bad, but neither is it remarkable. Pretty standard brewpub IPA. Golden and clear, spotty lace. Mild aroma featuring dusty and floral notes. Grainy malts, big hop profile featuring citrus and herby character. Med body with creamy carb.
kaser (2546) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells great. Good IPA upfront but the backend is rough. Crazy bitter and dry after taste. Leaves your mouth dry. Hoppy and citrus taste. Had this poured from draft at the Santa Barbara brewing company.
kryon (1334) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with low white head
Aromas of caramel, pine, resin and tropical fruits
Taste if fully hopped rich of pine, citrusy fruits and caramel malts
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, part of sampler, relatively light in the hop aroma, a bit metallic, no head.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a small white head. has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
mike_77 (2991) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Tropical fruit aroma, especially lychee. Sticky sweet citrus flavours. Quite thick and sticky. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Quite well balanced.
brokensail (10653) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden in color with a white head. A decent hoppiness, some citrus of grapefruit, orange peel, and tangerine. Some sweet bread and malt aromas. Fairly middle of the road as far as IPA aromas. The flavor is quite sweet with a lot of tangerine and candied orange peel. Sweet bready malt, and light grapefruit. A mild bitterness. Not bad, but not all that good of an IPA.
aaronbr (126) - Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice sweet, hoppy aroma and a clear, yellow color, on tap at the brewpub. Pretty standard IPA - nothing too special, but hits the spot. Very balanced, goes well with the chicken sandwich lunch on a beautiful day in SB.
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Santa Barbara Brewing Company in Santa Barbara, Calif. Going with the “retired” Castle Rock IPA since it was only labeled “India Pale Ale” on the board. Going with what the last rated did. Anyway, the color was light caramel. Maybe an inch of head. Frosty film on the sides. Lasting lacing on the top.
Smelled of citrus hops, particularly lemon and grapefruit. Floral notes in there as well.
Pretty similar tastes to the nose. Citrus hops, lemon and grapefruit.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
I really liked this beer. The smell was the best part, but it was an above average IPA for me.
craftbeerdesign (2171) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the brewpub on 7/2/11. deep orange pour with a 1/4" white head. citrus hop nose with some creamy malts. medium body with citrus hops, caramel and pineapple. bitter finish throughout. nice balanced IPA.