Dodgrblu (612) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Triple Rock Brewing, medium disappearing head, grapefruit hop aroma, hoppy with malty finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Served a clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and biscuit malt with some pine hop and a touch of citrus.
T - Starts off with some sweet biscuit malt with a bit of caramel and a touch of pine hop and bitterness. Through the middle some more hop flavors comes through with a touch of lemon and a bit more bitterness and caramel. The finish is a mix of sweet malts with some citrus hops and light bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a crisp and sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice hop and malt balance with a good level of bitterness.
brokensail (11077) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is an amber-orange sort of color with a minimal off-white head forming.
S: Smells pretty fruity and a bit sweeter than I’d like an IPA to be. Some mild tropical fruit notes along with a mix of pine needles and resin. Even with a decent hop nose, it’s pretty malt and not overly fragrant for an IPA.
T: Starts off with mostly grass and pine hops which provide a decent, but not outstanding bitterness. There really isn’t much, if any, citrus or fruit note to speak of. The bready malts sort of run the show for the most part.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. Not the usual dry or bitter finish.
D: Sort of a let down, especially after having tried many of the other Triple Rock beers.
AgentSteve (1627) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium golden with a thin cream colored head. Nose and flavor are caramel malt, molasses and light citrus. Slight hop bitterness in the finish.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange with a fizzy white head. Nice sweet caramel and citrus aroma. Tastes of orange grapefruit and molasses with a hint of bitterness from the hops to Round it out.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 Draft. Golden beer with a nice off-white head. Light summer fruit/grapefruit aroma. Light summer fruit flavor with light astringency. Lighter bodied - too watery. Light summer fruit lingers with light grain. Astringent.
2009 version much better with more body and no astringency.