commonmac (599) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery near Santa Cruz. Snifter glass. Deep golden with white head. Aroma of citrus particularly grapefruit and an earthiness. Taste has some floral and bitter characteristics packed with plenty of citrus flavors. Smooth and approachable. Right in the wheelhouse of the style. Bite at the end. First beer I’ve tried from them and pretty impressed overall.
wchesser (1375) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at brewery. Slightly cloudy gold. Nose of lightly dank and garlicy hops, tropical fruit, New Zealand sav blanc (cat piss). Dry and lean but body carries it fine. Some light pineapple, slighty mineral, with some green hops. No hint of the ABV. Loved it.
illidurit (2227) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ratebeer Gallery III. Pours ds rk gold with a frothy white head. Aroma has an acidic grapefruit mustiness plus a nice resinous leafiness. Flavor bursts with grapefruit and pineapple, delves toward weedy dank resin, flushes with a delicate vanilla maltiness, then finishes pithy and bitter. Maybe their best hoppy beer.
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half pour at the brewery – reviewed from notes. Aroma has light tropical fruit like mango and passion fruit, but heavy on the pine and citrus: grapefruit rinds, slightly herbal, hop spice, weeds and maybe even slightly catty as it warmed up. It is a pretty crazy resinous, danky aroma that almost felt like it could burn my nose hairs off. The beer pours cloudy light orange with sporadic bubble patches around the top of the liquid. Eventually they settled out to small ring around the sides. Taste has moderate sweet grain, light straw and dough at first and then you are immediately smacked in the face with grapefruit, tangerine, passion fruit and mango. The fruit character is short before turning into a very resinous bite. The hop oils are strong on this one and completely coats the mouth with drying bitterness. The body is surprisingly thin compared to other hoppy Sante beers. Light body that doesn’t really support the huge danky flavors, with medium-high carbonation and drying finish. The aftertaste has moderate bitterness and light astringency and medium alcohol warmth. Overall a pretty huge DIPA with a nice farmhouse/rustic grain component. Although the body is pretty light, the finish is dry and crisp.
bhensonb (12134) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at RateBeer Gallery III. Pours very hazy gold with a white head. Rather fruity aroma. Med body. Flavor is reasonably dank - with a little sweet fruit. Mostly dry and quite hoppy. Tasty too.
marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ratebeer Gallery 3. Pours murky blonde with a tiny off-white head and a strong citrus aroma. There is a medium-bodied bitter hoppy flavor I mean seriously bitter.
barn0216 (485) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at sante. Slightly hazy orange copper color. Base of tropical fruits with some cat urine tang. Nice bitterness, resinous and metallic at turns. Leaves the mouth dry. Enjoyable brew on balance, but i like the start more than the finish.
bytemesis (4245) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy orange amber, small white head, nice lacing. Aroma is light dank, citrus, cat piss, Passionfruit. Flavor follows, light sweet, medium bitter, juicy and dank, a bit harsh on the finish. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Nice.
baraciisch (2238) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma of grapefruit, citrus hops... Flavor is sweet up front, citrus, light balanced notes of citrus hops on finish... Grapefruit is prevalent... Delicious
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deekyn (1333) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- pours a super hazy neon gold with a thin and clingy white sudsy head with large bubbles. Great lacing.
S- wonderful grapefruit. Decadent pine and Douglas fir bough. Lemon and other citrus notes. Soap and melted butter. Salt air.
M- medium sticky body with a tangy and bitter medium palate. Decent carbonation.
T- starts with a lemon that builds, and malt flavor. More wet pine notes and bitter orange pith. Sun tea and jasmine start to arrive in the middle with grapefruit and a sourdough. End is long, dry and bitter with lingering notes of grapefruit, mango, fir forest, straw and some late soapiness. Very pleasant and perfect for the first day of Spring.