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 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (646) - 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 (8141) - 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 (11942) - 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 (3836) - 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 (1065) - 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 (6858) - 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 (12552) - 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.