Taverner (1067) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not the greatest IPA - going from memory this was a somewhat hoppy IPA, not the hop bomb that the WC usually produces. Goes well with tapas however.
Nik925 (729) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
great malt weird but balanced hop. A little thick. A little conservative, I worry that these San Frans are trying to play for to big of an audience. (Thats why I drive to Santa Rosa for good beer)
GJF (1158) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewhouse. One of their better beers I thought. It’s a straightfoward IPA but nothing too adventurous. Nice balance, but a little thin on flavors and body.
rmussman (1587) - California, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brew house. Has a very hoppy scent to it with dark orange/brown hues, with minimal head. Flavor is not as hoppy as the aroma leads it to be. Very drinkable but not the greatest IPA.
BillKismet (3174) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was told the recipe changed due to the hop shortage. Light bronze with decent head color. Nice hop aroma, perhaps amarillo, as their is a citrus note. Decent hop flavor without any harsh bitterness. Mild malt backbone. A solid, if unmemorable IPA.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at the Thirsty Bear in San Francisco, 19th Feb 2008. Dark amber appearance and leaves a ton of lacing on the glass. Characteristic cascade hop nose and similar taste - fierce hoppiness but a bland flavour.
drfabulous (3398) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh man. Just remembered. Several years ago in San Francisco, we camped out at the Thirsty Bear every day for lunch. Decent IPA.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From June 2007 tasting notes, sampled at Thirsty Bear. Clear copper with a white head. Pleasant, floral, cascade-like nose. Notes of grapefruit/citrus, light caramel, pine and medium-strength "c-hop" flavor. Medium bodied, on the lighter side with moderate carbonation. A solid drinkin’ IPA.
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Orange body with a rocky white head. Strong citrus aroma reveals abundant grapefruit in the flavour, along with pine and floral hops. Nice crisp mouthfeel with moderate bitterness.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at TB in SF. Poured a wonderfully deep amber-copper body with an attractive bouncing creamy whitish head and mammoth lacing. Nose of floral hops and sweet malts. Somewhat piny and resinous, not cloying. Full flavored and richly hopped. This is a wonderful IPA.