ineedbeer (1818) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. This is incorrectly listed as a porter, but is actually an IPA. Aroma is dominated by dank hops with moderate grapefruit and lighter pineapple notes. Light phenolics and cracker note. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a medium thick white head. Head recedes fairly quickly to a light film then lingers. Medium light lacing.Flavor is similar to the aroma with a medium light cracker malt note. Medium dank hops with medium high grapefruit citrus notes. Medium light pineapple. Light phenolic note with medium strong bitterness. Bitterness hits me as a bit harsh. Finished nice and very dry.Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low hop stringency and low alcohol warmth.Overall an alright beer but the hop bitterness is a touch harsh. I think I was expecting a fruity Brett beer, but this is definitely on the dank side.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours hazy apricot with a low run of head with sticky lacing. S - piney and citrus zest, resiny and a little musty. Nice. M - medium body, nice high carb. Nice blend of the funk and bitter. T - funky tropical fruity citrus hopy rolls right into a musty lightly funky malty end. Pineapple and grapefruit. O - nice rounded blend of a farmhouse and a pale.4.0
bytemesis (6727) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head that dissipates quickly with decent lacing. Aroma is citrus, dank, yeasty, passionfruit, Brett perhaps. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, a bit of funk, mineraly, zesty, yeast with just a touch of Brett, earthy. Medium body, creamy, quite nice overall, but the finish is a bit harsh.