brokensail (15270) - San Leandro, 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.
Oakes (14840) - 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.
bhensonb (13609) - 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.
bu11zeye (12576) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, 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.
hopdog (10913) - 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.
Dogbrick (10870) - 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.
marcus (8685) - 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.
bb (8122) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden body and an off-white head. Aromas of orange, grass and tropical fruit. Flavors are lightly hoppy, caramel, fruit, citrus, tropical fruits. A bit on the malty side for me. East Coast balance. Lively bubbles.