beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the Bistro 12th Annual IPA Festival on 8/8/09. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral and citrus. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Medium to high bitterness IPA. Good carbonation. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Big summer fruit aroma. Summer fruit and light pine flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Summer fruit, light grapefruit, and pine linger.
IrishBoy (4023) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Bistro’s IPA Fest. Nose of light floral hops with a hint of vanilla and citrus. Clear gold with a medium white head. Flavor was lightly bitter with some contrasting caramel.
nickd717 (3860) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the ’09 Bistro IPA Fest in Hayward, CA. Mostly clear golden-orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus/pine hops and a little sweet malt. Flavor similar, citrusy with a substantial hop bite. Medium body; oils linger on the palate a little bit. Stacked up fairly well compared to the rest of the pack at the fest.
joeneugs (4872) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at the Bistro IPA fest. A very straightforward IPA. Nothing too surprising. Citrus and pine in the aroma with a fruity, bitter finish. Does for your taste buds and palate that you want an IPA to do. Nice, well made example of the style, which was welcome what with all the envelope pushers available here.
badlizard (5534) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at brewery. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Grassy citrus hops aroma. Bright palate with a dry herbal hops taste.