Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Irvine, CA location. Cloudy gold with a full white big head and lacing throughout. Fresh hop floral aroma with a hint of maltiness. The flavor isn't as good as the aroma, which left me a little dissapointed. Light bitter hop finish also isn't as dry as I prefer, but still an above average IPA.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tight white frothy head, golden straw body;crystal clear. cool sheety lace. dry, pale, spicy and resinous. citrus tones and floral quality. some breadiness or biscuts. Very dry, well hopped. crackery malt profile. pretty standard fare, but well balanced for a west coast IPA
haddon90 (1606) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - AUG 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft in Burlingame, CA. Some hops and decently balanced. I agree with jcalabre, definitely lacks a good finish.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask from burlingame ca, an everlasting rocky head that wasnt very appealing, kind of bland hops nothing too great here
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in Irvine, CA. Nice hoppy nose w/ a hoppy flavor but lacks a good finish. decent but not great
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap in Irvine, CA. Nice cloudy copper color, good nose. Fairly well balanced and decent IPA, not the best but quite enjoyable.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color, high carb level. Lasting head. PNW hops, malty creamy mouthfeel. Perfume on the exhale and veggie style bitterness.
jazz88 (2650) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in Burlingame. Dry hops with a slightly sweet flavor. Typical west coast IPA.
Crit (3762) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eugene only..San Fran location not up to par
Sparkling amber with tan head. Tiny bead. Good citrus hop foretaste with long strong finish. A classic northwest IPA
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This IPA smells good but it fails in the flavor department. Astringent taste, makes me cringe a little. I would not order another but it may be one of the best bets from this brewery.