HCAnderson (5) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best IPA Iíve every had! Tons of aroma from the first wort hopping that lends your palette a floral and citrusy note. Some of the hops include citra and simcoe which gives a bit of grapefruit flavor to it. Itís not as hoppy as most IPAs because of the malt thatís added to balance the intense flavor. Not to mention, it won 1st place at GABF in the IPA category! Definitely recommended!
dhunter151 (398) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Pours amber with a white head. Nice hop aroma. Tastes of pine and grapefruit. Hop forward IPA. Light body. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dlbrockmiller (14) - Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I tried this at an event during a recent trip to SLO. It poured a rich amber color with lots of carbonation and a thick head. The smell was a strong citrusy/fruity/hoppy aroma with just a light malt and caramel smell. The mouth feel was rich and full with a malty caramel start and a citrusy hop finish with just a light bitterness. This is a nice crisp refreshing IPA. I thoroughly enjoyed it and canít wait to get my hands on some more!
krumbum (286) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear yellow gold color. Bright piny hop scents. Piny grapefruit rind bite. Sticky hop palate. Great full flavor.
strangebrew79 (3) - - OCT 29, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: nice lacing on the glass, floral notes are amazing with citrus, has a nice grapefruit taste that you can enjoy without it being over done with hops. A Well done Ipa
bytemesis (2141) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a large orange-white creamy head that slowly dissipates and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, other citrus, pine. Flavor is about the same, starts citrusy and becomes more sweet and malty later in the taste. Light plus sweet, light bitter. Medium body and a very oily yet soft and silky mouthfeel. Very pleasant.
superspak (1899) - Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got in a trade with TopsecretWaffle. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Light gusher upon opening. Pours moderately hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, passion-fruit, peach, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Awesome aromas with great complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of tangerine, peach, pineapple, passion-fruit, mango, floral, grass, light pine, honey, bread, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Decent amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, peach, passion-fruit, mango, floral, grass, light pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor complexity of citrus/tropical hops; with a nearly balanced malt backbone and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
boozedude (1452) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at todd english ..aria..vegas..clear orangish pour .with white head . Aroma is pine and hopps.. taste is similar...super smooth....love it!
mverbeck21 (3) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid west coast style IPA. Very hoppy with awesome citrusy flavors. Definitely one of my go to IPAs.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DocJitsu (591) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a crystal clear classic golden color with a white head. Resinous, sweet, citrusy nose. Mouthfeel is goo for the style. Slick and wet with a little carbonation and some hop warmth. Big citrus and umami flavors. Some pine lying underneath. Strong effort.