Thorn Street Relay IPA
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Our version of the west coast interpretation of the style. Our focus is on balancing the hop flavors with the bitterness to give an taste explosion leaving the hopheads craving more. Chinook and Columbus provide bittering additions with a generous amount Amarillo and Simcoe hops used both late in the boil and in dry hopping.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. Aroma of orange, pine, and some grapefruit. A bit of bread aroma and sweetness. There’s a light malt sweetness to the flavor, too. Bread, pine, orange, and some grapefruit. Mild bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4192) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2016
(Échantillon à Thorn Street Brewery - Sake + Beer paring): Écorce d’orange, sous-bois, cèdre, thé noir dur des malts caramels non-sucrés.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1363) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2016
March 7th, 2014 - The Thorn St. Relay IPA was a prize from a first date at a bar, bringing home a growler to satisfy the introvert who paid his dues to the extrovert side. It’s a pretty beer, rusty and richly brown, with a soft head, barely visible, of chunky bubbles. The smell is similarly rusty and even tangy, like Elmer’s glue, with notes of pineapple and bitter leafy greens. It’s a curious combination, but works in an IPA, where the hoppy bitter notes can contend with the odd menagerie of scents. The flavor, by comparison, is mild, but again, tangy and rusty, with a return of the pineapple sweetness I found in the scent. The palate is left underwhelmed, however. That soft, lazy head portended a soft and quiet palate, both at the beginning and the end. It’s not enough support for the flavors, which seem to fall heavily through the flimsy body. Thus, good flavors, infirm mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (16542) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
Draught at Thorn Street Brewing, San Diego. Clear golden beer, with a nice offwhite head. Hay and citrus, grapes, hay, floral, pine, caramel. Hoppy citrus flavor, grapes, floral notes. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7986) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light sweetness. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine linger with light sweet malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Keg at the tap room, North Park SD, 15/11/14. Lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is caramel malt, light fart, earthy hops, citric peel, orange. Taste comprises light dank hop presence, pine, straw, grapefruit, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
On tap at Brody’s in Jamul. Pours a clear golden color with small white head. Nise is pine, hops, citrus. Flavor is rich maltiness with some bitterness at the back end. Fresh, good, not unique.

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