Dogbrick (8002) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Pizza Port San Clemente. Hazy amber-golden color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrusy with some hop and malt notes. Medium body with a moderately bitter citrus hops character and notes of bready malt and a touch of pine. The finish is hoppy with a short grapefruit aftertaste. Decent overall.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Draught) Pours a glowing orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, sugar, and toffee. Flavor of syrupy sugar, orange candy, caramel, pine, and grass with a bitter finish. Messy. Entirely too sweet. Made me nauseous.
IrishBoy (3825) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Imbibe Wine. Nose is citrus, ivy, and pine. Hazy amber with a medium, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is bitter, pine, with a small bit of caramel. An excellent hop forward IPA.
Chalsk (1064) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Father’s Office. First from this brewery and it did not dissapoint. Pours a deep amber orange color with a white foam head. A solid aroma of citrus and pine with a generous amount of caramel. Sweet citrus taste with a resins hop hit and a solid malt backbone. Think 90 minute but with those fresh sticky west coast hops. Best beer of the Santa Monica trek.
Anova167 (286) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour. Aroma is earthy malts and floral hops. Flavor is fairly heavy with caramel malts. It needs to be brightened up with less malt or punchier hops. Not great, especially considering their tasty double IPA.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and caramel flavor with lightsummer fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and caramel lingers with pine.
Oakes (12429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Naja’s. Hazy golden-amber. Earthy, woody aroma with a little bit of caramel. Accented towards the richer caramel side of things (as IPAs go), with a light cedary hop accent. Not bright enough for my taste.
brokensail (10822) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a deep amber (almost copper) with a finger of khaki head.
S: Nice citrus hops on the nose, mostly grapefruit, with a bit of orange and tangerine. There is some pine and bready malt, which gives it a mild sweetness. A lightly herbal hop note, too.
T: The hop character is heavy on the pine with some floral, mild grass, and a decent citrus flavor. There is perhaps a bit of toasted malts and bread and a fairly perfumey hop flavor. Mild bitterness, but somewhat sweet for an IPA.
M: The body is medium, as is the carbonation.
O: I was looking forward to this one, and while it was good, it didn’t really blow me away.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taps brewfest. Rating #6. Real nice ipa, real nice citrus notes and it was very drinkable and clean, good stuff. (1814)
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a hazy amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus and fruitiness. Tastes of citrus, fruity, with some caramel.