DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
3. Litre on tap at the brewpub. Distinct caramel, nutty, malty aroma which has some piney and grapefruity hops in the nose. A little spicy hoppiness is also detected. Hops seem a bit subdued, though, but are quaffable enough. Mild-moderate hazy, rusty orangey-copper color with nice lacing and a creamy off-white head. Sweet, sugary maltiness to start. A bit too sweet and underattenuated. Aggressive juicy hops follow this. These hops have earthy, dry, citric, and grapefruity flavors. The sweet, sugary malts and the dry hop profile of tis makes this beer taste off. If they would have let this ferment more, it would score much much better.
gendv138 (1189) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft as part of a flight at Sudwerk in Davis, CA. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruit. Tastes of citrus, pine, floral notes, bitter hops, spices. Medium body with a dry and real bitter finish.
Zymurgeist2 (980) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Moderate pine and slight citrus aroma. Moderate biscuit malt. Pours orange-amber with off-white head. Flavor is geared towards hop bitterness, with slight pine, resin and grapefruit. A little harsh on the backend.
marcus (6418) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.Pours amber with a modest beige head and a floral aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a nicely hopped bitter finish.
bs476 (80) - - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great aromatic hops, not overwhelmingly bitter. Dark copper color and plenty of malt. Good beer. Would recommend.
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours very dark hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma seems citrus/resin. Med body. Nice malt backbone - which is fairly matched by citrus/floral/resin. Bitter finish. Good drink.
Earlier Rating: 1/12/2008 Total Score: 3
Draft at the brewpub. Strong floral? hop aroma. It was served way too cold. Darkish amber color with a fine beige head. Near medium body with very light carbonation. The flavor is a bit watery. Light malt and light floral hop. It has substance, but it has less impact than many IPAs. Based on the ratings, I wonder whether there is indeed more than one recipe.
thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a shaker glass on tap @ brewpub. Aroma is nice, appear ancee is good, nicee lacing down the glass. Flvour is good, very nice for what seems like a typical ipa. Bitterness is balanced, and medium full body is proper for This beer.
Lubiere (9865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An amber IPA with a thin creamy white head. A rather strong butterscotch aroma, wiht light c-hops. In mouth, a crisp malt with light British hops, very mild and boring. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, August 27 2009.
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great aroma on this one. Good hop taste, but the bitter is a little much. Very different from the San Diego style IPAs I have been having lately, much more upfront sweetness and crazy lingering bitter. Good, but old school, ?, maybe...Will call it good for what it is.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Amber with a lasting head. Not very aromatic, with some earthy hops and toasty malt. The flavor is a dry, toasty malt flavor with plenty of bitterness and not too much floral or fruity hop flavor. Alright, but not one of their better beers.
Taverner (1088) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very bitter and refreshing. Full of bittering hops with not much in the way of florals. Still, there are some. It lacks the dankness of a truly great IPA, or the pure floral outburst of an outstanding IPA. The nose is biscuity with the small amount of florals in this one. Not very balanced - not much to chew on either.