ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Served a clear copper-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head faded down at a normal pace laving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of fresh citrus hops and a bit of grassy hops. There is some sweet caramel/bready malts in the background as well.
T - Starts off with a mix of some light fresh citrus and pine hops and some light bitterness. There is some light sweet caramel malt as well in the background. Through the middle, the hop flavors kicks in a bit more with some more bitterness and some deeper malt flavor. There is a nice fresh hop kick as the beer finishes and lingers for some time.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels nice and smooth with a nice dry feeling.
D - Very drinkable. The fresh hop flavor is really nice and provides a really nice profile from start to end. The rest of the beer could have used a bit more going on.
JorisPPattyn (8432) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good & thick, resistent yellowish head, fed by lively carbonated metallic-orange beer. Very fresh and intense citrussy aroma (pink grapefruit, ugli, touch of ureum). Slightly resiny, very citrussy flavours, ending nearly harsh, bit short bitterness. Hops do indeed dominate the taste fully, but seen that that is the idea behind wet-hopping, that is perfectly allright. Light bodied, refreshing; near dry-out effect from the resins; spritzy. Very nice, light hopmonster; wet hops obviously pretty refreshing. Many thanks to brewer Rodger!
PetervanderArend (20) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I got this beer from the brewmaster in bottle! I think this is a very good beer. Fresh and well in balance. Nice hoppy beer and I can drink this the whole evening! Well done! I hope to drink it some day in my bar: BeerTemple Amsterdam from draft!
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Obriens. Cloudy light orange hue with minimal head. Nose is piney hops with a hint of grass and citrus. Flavor is balanced, with bready malts in concert with bitter pine resin hops, finishes dry. Medium body and carbonation. A balanced, but middle of the road, wet-hopped IPA; nothing remarkable here.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Big citrus hops and orange aroma. Crisp citrus and bready taste.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at the 2008 Bistro Wet Hop Festival 10/4/2008. This IPA pours a medium gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral and herbal hops. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are resiny, herbal and floral. Medium bitterness.
Some hop bite. Good balance. Nice carbonation. Good crisp finish. Tastes more like an IPA than any other beer I’ve had today. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ O’Brien’s. Pours burnt orange with a small white ring for a head. Some sweet malt on the nose as well as some piny hops. Flavor held a solid malt backbone with a hint of hop bitterness.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with a ring of white bubbles. Fresh aroma with more malt than hops. What is there is pleasant; grapefruit and wet pine straw. Bitter flavor, a lot like the Sierra Nevada ESP. I had this toward the end of the O’Briens Wet Hop festival, so my rating may have suffered from poor timing and much better beers that preceded this one.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ O’brien’s during wet hop. Pours copper with a bright white ring. Noes is slightly malty. Taste is hoppy bitter and resinny, overall ok.
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Pot and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit, pine, woodsy flavor. Medium body. Grapefruit, pine, and earth linger. Nice bitterness - especially for a pale ale.