bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bobby’s in Santa Clara, CA. Pours orange amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral/citrus. Near full bodied. This has a nice malt backbone, and a hop burn. Flavor is floral, tropical, citrus, pine. Finishes tasty and pretty bitter. Good stuff.
brokensail (9959) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The Bruery, shared by Leighton. Golden orange pour with a white head. Caramel, grass, and orange. Some grand marnier, vanilla, and pine. Some bready malt. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side. Caramel, bread, and vanilla. Orange liqueur, grass, and lots of pine. Mild bitterness on the finish.
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at The Bruery. Pours clear gold with a white foam head. The nose has dry pine, orange rind. Medium sweet with dirty pine bitterness, more citrus rind, moderately sugary toasty pale malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with further pine notes, dried citrus rind. OK stuff overall.
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL thanks to Leighton. Clear orange pour with good foam. Onion, garlic style hop nose with vanilla in background. Taste is juicier cantaloupe, sugar, intensely bitter. Moves to onion for the finish. Not bad though.
DruncanVeasey (6952) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 Live rate. 22oz bottle from Cask N’ Flask, San Jose, CA. Pops open with an enticing gust of lychee moving into grapefruit, melon, papaya, blackcurrant, aniseed...even a little wisp of garlic- good fresh hops unencumbered by malt. Brilliant bronze with a loose off white foam. The hop freshness continues on the palate with punishing bitterness; dried flowers, slightly less expressive tropical fruit flavours, peppery spice and pine. Oily nut linger and crumbs of biscuit off the malt- no Crystal malt overdose here. Bitter, bitter hops dominate; fresh-picked and pollen-like on the burp. Better than average WCIPA.
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit aroma. Summer fruit and caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Summer fruit and light tropical fruit lingers with caramel.
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours copper with a rich beige head and a citrus and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a bitter finish.
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Glowing amber color with lasting ivory head. Grainy malt grist, floral, hominy aromas. Medium body with average co2. Grainy caramel, light toast, nutty flavors with some pine hop bitterness___not bad.
mcberko (5377) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma of piney hops, a little buttery hops, and a slight fruitiness. Flavour is very sharp, full of soapy floral hops, a little dry pine, and dry biscuity malt. This is quite sharp and astringent, finishing on harsh soapy floral hops. Super dry and quite drinkable. Very solid IPA.
joeneugs (2934) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. It pours a nice golden color with a lasting off white head. The aroma is decidedly strong with caramel, toffee and a little butterscotch (not diacetyl). Some strong floral hops as well. The flavor is caramelly and bitter. Mostly floral hops. Clean and full bodied, but way too malty and low on hop complexity. Kind of reminds me of what a top IPA would be 10 years ago.