Chalsk (1101) - 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.
IrishBoy (4023) - 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.
kaser (4905) - 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
drjoeng (458) - - DEC 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tapped out a deep amber, almost brown. 18ºSRM
Nose is floral with lavender, orchids, nutmeg and a little wee bit spicy!
Mouthfeel is soapy. Dark malt flavors of toffee, caramel, again with a the spicy nutmeg, hint , very very subtle hint of cinnamon, cloves maybe with some nice broad nutty flavor notes of toasted cashews. There are some nice black bread and even pumpernickel flavors.
Hops are resinous, pine and hyssop bitter for a long slow finish to a very very satisfying end. You need something fatty and salty to cut this....wagyu beef kushiyaki.
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MattH (714) - 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.
bhensonb (13219) - 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.
jgb9348 (5321) - 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.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1615 - 01.05.2015 - Bottle from San Diego. Clear golden amber pour with a decent white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with floral hoppy overtones, grapefruit, citrusy, piney, caramel malt. Taste is more of the same, dry piney hops and caramel malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious.
bb (7915) - 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.
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.