J_man (834) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tustin Brewing. Clear orange with a foamy white head. Catty, dank hop aroma that’s just awesome. That follows into the taste with the addition of pine, along with grapefruit, orange and pineapple tastes. I’m not sure what crazy mix of hops these guys used, but it was delicious (for a hophead). This is all balanced by a juicy sweetness that helps tame the bitterness a bit, but doesn’t get in the way. I literally got the last glass of this at the brewery! I hope they make this one again someday.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with a small white head. Really bright grapefruit and pineapple aromas. Some orange, tangerine, and a bit of pine. Some caramel sweetness, too. The flavor is not quite as good. Pineapple, grapefruit, and some orange. Lots of pine bitterness, some grass, and sweet caramel. Mildly herbal, too.
thome50 (1246) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Tustin Brewing. Aroma is slightly dank and citrus but not as pronounced as I’d go for. Taste is fresh malt with some lemon and grapefruit zest. Sweet near the end followed by a danky hop bitterness. Overall more Tustin than Stone which is good.