SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Downtown Johnny Brown’s: Poured a glowing yellow liquid with a slight haze to it while having a thin frothy head. Aroma is nicely hopped with scents of citrus fruits and juices that mainly suggest grapefruit, orange peel and brown onion. The flavor is bitter and packs a surprising punch of hops that really delivers the feeling of San Diego made beer.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fall ’12 notes: Draft, brewery. Aroma of lemon, pine, spicy hops. Lite malt bill, clean semi bitter dry finish. Simple, fresh, very drinkable. Fair bitterness.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear yellow/gold color with a white head. Hop profile is slightly grassy and floral, and maybe a mild spiciness. There’s a bit of bread, and maybe some pine notes. Flavor has a mild bread sweetness along with some pine bitterness on the finish. Most of the hop flavor is floral with a light grassiness and some citrus peel.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, florals, dough, grain, and pine. Flavor of grass, pine, earth, peach, and nuts with a dry, bitter finish.
thome50 (769) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear orange with white head. Aroma is generic hops once again, seems to be a theme with their IPAs, with a small amount of grass. Taste is minimal. Has some hop bitterness at the front, a small dank hop aroma taste, slight grass notes and then overly watery to finish it off. Overall, this tasted like a middle of the road homebrew.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Golden-straw beer with an off-white head. Big summer fruit aroma with light grapefruit and light grass. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light summer fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit linger with light summer fruit.
HopHeadinAZ (179) - Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a medium large white head. The aroma is tropical with maybe a vegetale note. The taste is grapefruit and some cracker character. The beer has a nice mouthfeel with some astringency. Overall a good IPA with great lacing.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Societe; July 2012
Frothy, long lasting, lacing inducing, pale head. The beer is a hazy, pale straw color. Amply hoppy and herbal, but also has a yeast muddled not to it somehow. A soft, dried straw maltiness and a hint of pale cracker character. The hop character also has a lemon character to it, a peppery, almost guava like character, lots of pine notes, and a bunch of grapefruit aromatics.
Light bodied and perfectly quaffable as a good IPA should be. There is a supporting, soft, cracker like malt chewiness here, but really the hop character is dominant. The bitterness is actually fairly smooth, it is still biting, but this has more herbal notes that add the sharpness that is usual in an IPA; slightly dank, menthol, pine sap, woody pepper notes, and just a green herbal sap like character. This is supported by a softer, but still quite noticeable citrus character that leans towards lemons and grapefruit, but also has a touch of floral tropical fruit.
Not bad, it seems to need some cold conditioning to clean it up a bit, but there is some attraction to the rawness of the hop character that this has. Enjoyable, but seems to need to be a bit more before it quite gets there.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Hazy medium yellow with a fizzy white head. Big grassy citrus hops aroma and taste with pleasant sweet pineapple notes. Decent.
Schmaltzy (13) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice balance of pine, citrus and peachy stone fruit. Nice taste like a cross between sculpin and wipeout with a splash of west coast ipas. Nice light refreshingly easy to drink. Great job