dhunter151 (519) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Great aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, floral hops. Very drinkable and refreshing. Everything an IPA should be.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
topher_78 (28) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The brew poured a light amber color, with 2 fingers of a bright white head that left excellent lacing. The aroma is pungent and consists of pine, mango, pineapple and citrus. The flavor follows the nose with only the slightest trace of a malt backbone. The beer is well carbonated and has a light-medium mouthfeel that finishes bone dry.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh bottle. Bottled on May 24, 2013. I agree with the first review. Aromatic, ripe stonefruit, citrus and topical nose. Solid, semi-sweet, tropical, malt backbone on the mid-palate, which quickly drifts into a long, dry, finish of BITTER orange citrus, peach, apricot, florals and some tropical nuances too. The hop bitterness clings to the palate for minutes!!!! Solid first bottle release. Fairly priced for quality. Medium-Medium-plus body, with creamy, soft, round carbonation and mouthfeel. Worth trying... and watching this new brewery.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
bytemesis (3005) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours crystal clear orange with a medium off-white creamy head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Big room filling aroma of beautiful grapefruit, passionfruit, mango, cat piss, pine resin. Perhaps a bit of butter as the beer warms and the hop aroma fades? Hits the sweet spot nicely. Flavor is very light sweet, going dry quite quickly with a dry finish. Light bitterness lingering to the finish as well, perhaps strengthening to medium. Just a touch of caramel malt coming through. Medium body, lightly oily mouthfeel. Pretty nice inaugural effort!
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, frothy head and a deep golden body. Creamy mouthfeel of balanced citrus flavors of grapefruit and malty caramel notes, all backed with a crisp, bitter hop finish. Medium length.
bhensonb (10736) - 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.
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a joint tasting with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. From a 22 oz bottle poured orange with a big white head and copious lacing rings. The nose is a nice caramel malts and there is a lot of hops showing with grapefruit, orange, mango, papaya and pine. Medium body with a resinous mouthfeel. Flavor is tropical fruit with a lot of the same nuances as in the aroma. The finish is bitter and the tropical fruit lingers. Really great west coast IPA..
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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.
Strykzone (4812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Hayduke. This beer poured a clear honey gold and had a nice fluffy off white head that left a good bit of lacing. The aroma is west coast hops with floral, citrus, and caramel. The first sip is hop centric with citrus and tropical fruit out front. The second sip brought more grapefruit. That had its run for a bit and then the tropical went back out front. I love a good psychotic beer! This beer is a classic west coast IPA and it is an excellent example of it. There are no faults to be found. Very drinkable and flavorful. This beer is a fastball down the middle on an 3 and 0 count.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Way way too clear for my tastes. Aroma is medicinal at the start and blooms as it warms to real nice hop bomb. Flavor is kind of the same way. At the start it’s bitter as all get out. Bitter slap in the face. Pine and a little fruit & sweet malt. I really enjoyed it but it needs more refinement. Probably made with extracts but not too noticeable. In the end it’s pretty harsh but that may be what your looking for in IPA’s. Every time you bring this beer to your lips it seduces you with sweet hop perfume.