JoshuaMason (27) - - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Rich, Translucent Copper verging on amber; Fluffy, off-white head; Fast dissipating; Good Lace; Minimal Carbonation activity.
Smell: Dank; Honey; Grapefruit; Orange Rind; Caramel Malts;
Taste: Light Caramel; Honey; Citrus in back; Short finish… lacks the nice lingering bitterness.
Mouth-feel: Medium Carbonation; Slightly syrupy¬—honey like; medium body
Overall: Really good malt-forward DIPA; Many will enjoy this beer, but it’s a little too syrupy and malty for me. The wonderful aroma is not held up by the taste
Getbetter (699) - Cucamonga, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle.The pour is a dirty golden color with a white head.A medium body with a slick pine taste
peteinSD (1233) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ brewery. Slightly hazy copper pour. Nice citrus, pine, and bitterness in the aroma with a relatively dry malt backbone. Taste is moderate bitterness with light citrus, pine and some bready malt intermixed with sweeter malt. Slightly coating mouthfeel. Bit rough but pretty well done.
Blairgus (2339) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11 Aug 2013, can. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is pine and stale grass. Thin body and fizzy. Lemon rind, bitter grass. Meh.
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Thisis12ptfont (746) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warm, roasted hop and caramel aroma. Solid copper with decent foam. Pleasant hop flavor upfront with a biscuit, caramel and herby background, Overall, pretty basic yet, high drinkability. Alcohol is well masked. I’d give this a B- rating.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from KegNBottle (NC): So surprised to see this after it was only the last bottle left and I hadn’t seen this beer on any of my previous visits—I feel sort of lucky. Anyways, this IPA poured a golden blonde almost honey colored hue with a slight appearance of chill haze. As for the head, a thick lather of shaving cream foam developed which in turn created a trace of lacing all down the glass. Fragrant aromas of citrus and minor notes of spice balanced out heavenly with a bready malt profile that is enough to please my nose and remind me that this was an IPA that came from the west coast. The drink is subtle yet is backed with the very same evenness that I described in the aroma but has more chewy malts that my nose lead me to believe. Certainly a standard IPA for so cal but by no means a memorable IIPA.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber via trade. Poured a slightly hazed deep burnt orange with a smaller to average sized creamy light beige head. Aroma started off with apricot and tropical fruits that fade to a more dried out citrus rind, grapefruit and lemon, along with dry toast. Medium to fuller mouthfeel that has light to average carbonation and finishes dry with only an a stage bitterness for the big ABV. Flavor of yellow grapefruit on the end, super hoppy like chewing on a hop cone, dry toast and grains. Solid stuff here.
callmemickey (2077) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper body, large white head, sheets of lacing. Nose is resinous with grapefruit and a decent amount of malt. Flavor is similar, grapefruit, resin, pine, grass, and caramel. Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, medium bitterness, nice finish. Would love to try this fresh on tap, see if its got cmore tilt to the hops.
bytemesis (2412) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Fuck. This is the beer that defines cat piss aromas. Pours clear amber, medium white head, good lacing. Aroma is, wait for it... cat piss. With some citrus and passionfruit/tropical notes as well, but mainly just... cat piss. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light bitter. Actually quite a nice flavor profile. Medium body. I don’t mind a note of cat piss in my IPA’s, but I have a hard time with the psychology of drinking something that has that as its dominant note. This one was tough to rate.
Tongan77 (113) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Very Good DIPA has an orange color with a light head. Aroma is fruity with a good amount of hops.