BMan1113VR (7379) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to izzy. Pours with a clear golden body and a white head. Aromas are fruity, pine with an herbal spiciness. Flavors are bitter and really herbal (aggressive to the point of being abrasive Chinook flavors). Lively and dry.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with a white head. A really nice fresh fruit nose of grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple. Good tropical aromas, some floral hops, and bread. Nice and dry on the palate. Grapefruit and tangerine citrus notes, bread, light tropical fruits, and a light pine bitterness. Kind of grassy, however.
Dogbrick (6033) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at I Love Burgers in Vegas. The beer pours a slightly hazed orange color with a medium thin white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is floral hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of grassy and floral hops, sweet malt and fruit. The finish is short and leaves a slight metal and alcohol aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at First German Ratebeer gathering at Idar Oberstein courtesy of Travlr. Bittersweet orange, grapefruit and malt aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel finish. Nice blending. Very good - didn’t really expect to get a new state at a German beer tasting so was a nice surprise.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light caramel flavor with light earth and light pine. Medium bodied. Some bitterness. Grapefruit and light earth lingers with light caramel and light pine.
Ibrew2or3 (5761) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber pours copper with light tan head. The aroma has nice and bold and chewy resiny pine, spicy and grapefruit like hoppiness. Those aromatics are binding together with a modest level of sweet maltiness. Smells real nice. The taste is pleasingly similar with a great mix of pine hops, spicy heading into dank hops and grapefruit like citrus hoppiness. These notes are biased toward bitter hops but the flavor hops do carve out a bit of elbow room. Wow. This is a damn good IPA. I’m not sure if my expectations were just low or I was in the perfect mood for this. Nonetheless, well done. Yes, wow!
DuffMan (5192) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium golden colour, slightly hazy, average white foam cap. Fairly typical West Coast-style IPA with nice grapefruity hop character and an assertive bitter finish. I actually liked this better than the Monsoon.
jtclockwork (5099) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear gold with white head. Nose and taste of citrus, perfume, light spicy hops and caramel malt. Big malt in the body. Finishes bitter hop.
jonas (5041) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy golde, offwhite lace. Orangepeel and apricot hop aroma with a light paperyt edge. Light salty start to a full broadly hopped IPA, Peach, apricot, orangepeel bitterness ,pine. Light metallic edges. Medium resinny body. Orangepeel and pine finish. Nice.
douglas88 (4477) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (bomber) at the Beerhive. Pours a cloudy orange color with a medium white head. A very nice fruity and pine nose, the citrus hops are strong. A nice flavor as well; robust hops, bitterness throughout, pine, a light toasted malt background. Very nice, between a IIPA and IPA.