IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect balance of the hop usage, simco and nelson seem to be a great air. Smooth caramel malt backbone to round this guy out. Super nice crips bitterness. Taste and finish of pine. One of best in SD.
Schmaltzy (13) - Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Honestly this is my new favorite IPA. I have filled my growler at least 7 times with this beer, awesome. Basically just take alpine nelson and lose the rye and blend it with some zombie dust and you are tasting The Pupil. West coast IPA using my two favorite hops, just great.
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 On tap at Churchhills Pub in San Marcos; big nose of citrus pungent hops, dark yellow; huge taste that is very clean and refreshingly bitter, grapefruit and kiwi flavors. Great crisp finish, totally delicious beer from this new brewery.
I had this at a 4.2, todays tasting is higher. One of the best West Coast IPA I’ve ever had. There with Elder and Nelson and a few others. I think its a 4.6 or better now
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Societe. Pours a hazy golden with white head. Aroma is diesel onion, awesome. Pine, some orange citrus and resiny hops on the tongue. Great beer. This is the type of IPA I enjoy most, had multiple pints during my time in San Diego. The citra hops are crucial for this and just fabulous.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured up on tap at GABF 2012 with a pure gold slightly opaque body (can you say, “drool inducing hop haze my friend?”) supporting a near white head, a dirty white head let’s say. The aroma is big and citrusy and tropical . . . yummy! Around the edges of those terrific fruity notes I get a bit of floral hops and just a touch of sweet maltiness. Man, the taste is rich and delicious with citrus like hops consisting of a little bit of grapefruit and tangelo mixing with a mango tropical note. Like in the nose around those rich fruity notes I get a thin ring of floral hops being supported up by a wafer thin yet firm sweet malty body. Just a terrific IPA as it is rich and bold yet smooth enough to be dangerously sessionable. Wow!
dsnow23 (4) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Most recently at Toronado SD. I love it. It’s got a big citrus hop nose. Big citrus and spice flavor with a nice hop bite. Doesn’t taste like it is a high alcohol IPA. Not too malty, but enough malt that it doesn’t taste watered down. It doesn’t get much better than this.
50belair (2773) - Florida, USA - APR 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler thanks to Hopscotch. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Florally hop aromas. Fantastic florally hop notes with just enough of a malt backbone to maintain the balance. Wow, really impressive. Good body, mouthfeel, and carbonation. I could drink this all day long....
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow gold with visible rising carbonation. Not much head even during the pour, but a dense white cap remains throughout the session.
Aroma: Super dank sativa, slight fruit punch, tangerine.
Taste: Bitter citrusy hops, tropical fruit, fairly dry malt presence with subtle sweetness. Finishes with lingering earthy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Rough, medium bodied. A touch astringent.
Overall: My first Societe beer, and was very impressed. I am a sucker for New Zealand hops, and this was no exception.
want1DIPA (227) - - MAR 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Societe. So clean and crisp with a strong but mellow hop burst! Amazing!
skmikeg (1160) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Pours a bright yellow-orange with a thin white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus(grapefruit and tangerine) pine, tropical fruits, sweet malts, and white grapes. Taste is similar to aroma and has a lot of nice citrus, tropical, and white grape notes. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry, semi bitter, juicy, refreshing finish. Overall, a very tasty and refreshing IPA that is among the best IPA brewed in San Diego.