Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
September 2012. From tap. Sampled while in LA. Orange/amber color with a white head. Pine and fruity aromas with some caramel and hops on the finish. Good, but not great.
thome50 (1229) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Pizza Port San Clemente. Thanks to the bartender for having me try this before a sample pour. Pours a golden blond to straight golden. Aroma is cinnamon and some more barrel to pine aroma. Taste is way too sweet to an odd caramel taste. Overall, meh. Another time I was glad I got the house beers.
kaser (4083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red pour with disapating white head. Aroma is citrus and juicy smelling. Really unusual tasting IPA. Really has a fruity but good taste to it. Definitely hoppy. Slighly bitter. I like it, different than most IPA
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured deep red. An off white frothy and sticky head stands up long enough to snap an instagram photo. Nose is citrus, grapefruit rind, pith, toasty malts, caramels, toffee, breads, some pines and resinous hop grease. Flavor is again quite the heavy malt and caramel/toffee profile but not oxidized. Flavor is also sweet and has some citrus, pine, and orangey hops mixed in. Lightly sweet finish and a solid amount of bitterness. Good beer but I could have asked for less malt or caramel flavors for an IPA.
BeerandBlues2 (10784) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Strand Brewing. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is pear and peach esters with biscuit and straw malt, citrus and pine hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
MattH (660) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Strand Brewery. Tasted nice and fresh. Aroma of pine. Well balanced pine and caramel malt flavor.
Dogbrick (9446) - 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 (12268) - 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 (3956) - 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 (1097) - 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.