StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a really interesting reddish brown color with a medium beige head that has good retention. The aroma has pine, salted caramel, wet earth and something acidic. The taste is more straightforward than the aroma with assertive piney hops backed nicely by a nutty malt base. The palate was just a bit thin and the carbonation was lively. Finished somewhat disappointing. Overall: A bit harsh around the edges--needs refinement.
jgb9348 (5098) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper coloured body with a hint of a deep amber and orange glow with a two centimetre thick tan head. Aroma of alcohol, pine, resin, earth, caramel, malt and a decent amount of grapefruit. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy, herbal, piney and resinous hop flavours with a little woodsy and herbal notes more than the others near the end. Aftertaste shows a good blend of malt and hops, some alcohol and a very dry, herbal taste at the end, all with some caramel sweetness, but this is all about the hops. Overall,a good and rather earthy, floral and bitter IPA with a lot of caramel malt noticeable. Cool to try and a different take on the style, especially being in Southern California, I was surprised and happy to see a non-Southern California IPA! I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from City Liqour House in San Diego, California on 08-June-2013 for US$5.99 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of this great land on 07-October-2013.
boozedude (2191) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber into ipa glass... clear dark red pour with thin white head..fruit aroma.. metallic hop taste... not bad.. just ok
hawanna (2639) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Getreidig, Fichte, zitronig, sehr viel Hopfenbittere, dunkles Bernstein, wenig weißer Schaum
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Absolutely love the color. Otherwise, pretty standard ipa. Decent hop presence, but nothing to write home about. I wish it was a little deeper and more complex.
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent IPA, nothing crazy, on tap at Upper West, hoppy, piney, citrus, definitely try.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice color. Burnt orange. I am not too impressed with though. A bit harsh to the palate. I am just not in the mood to dissect this one right now.
marcus (7564) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours reddish amber with a foamy beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a resinous finish.
Blairgus (3337) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 July 2013, bottle. pinkish orange, clear, occasional bubbles. nose is pine hops, granola malt, mild alcohol, moderately bitter. thin/med body and moderately fizzy. pine hops, slightly sweet granola malt, mildly bitter finish. nice enough.
bhensonb (12469) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark copper with a slight yellow/beige head. Aroma of toasted malt and fruity hop. Full bodied. Frothy carb. Flavor is pine/citrus/earth with a roast malt backdrop. This is a very nicely done ale.