blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Resinous piney hops, a little citrus, and light malty sweetness. Big and dank and bitter. I actually thought this was a wee bit too dank, to be honest, I found their normal Pale Ale more enjoyable.
drfabulous (3379) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF. Nice IPA hoppy aroma. Well balanced and flavorful. Golden. Nice.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
14k gold pour, white head. Citrus peels, light resin, bready malts. Flavor is hoppy up front, some grapefruit and caramel malt.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy peachy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
illidurit (1962) - Sonora, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery during RBSG 2012. Clear gold with a white head. Caramel malty with a little bit of Fruity Pebbles sugariness, grapefruity hops, sweet and thin at the same time. Decent bitterness.
VsXsV (1625) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub during RBSG. Clear, amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of mango, citrus, grass, grapefruit, cereal, caramel and biscuit. Taste is dry and medium to high bitter with citrus and biscuit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Bit too malty, bit too little hops.
Blairgus (2190) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
17 july 2012, growler. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is bitter lemon pith and faintly skunky. Thin body and a bit fizzy. Taste is almost entirely lemon pith hops. Bitter and faintly lemony. Nice.
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joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the brewpub. It pours golden with an off white head. The aroma is dank with some tropical fruit and a little citrus. The flavor is citrus, dank with some spice and a hint of caramel. Good full body and a really nice citrusy finish. A great standard brewpub IPA.
thome50 (769) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Tustin Brewing. New recipe and it shows. Pours a medium orange with little visibility and 1/3" of white foam. Aroma is floral hop and citrus. Taste is well balanced citrus and some malt notes that at first seem to be off putting but soon balance out the whole beer and you realize this is an IPA. More hop forward than anything else but the West Coast it is. Overall, love this beer.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
03-Nov-10 (Draft: Tustin Brewing Co. in Tustin, CA) This fairly standard West Coast IPA pours a clear amber body and an off-white head that rises to half an inch before settling to a ring. It proudly boasts a big, bright citrus nose that is highly aromatic, and this sets the stage nicely for the strongly bitter, grapefruit hoppiness that washes over the palate. The pale ale malts are dry and very clean, and the hops are citrusy in the entry, but piney in the finish. It’s reasonably well balanced for a West Coast IPA, but clearly the hops are the focus as the sips mount. Medium in body with a dry, very crisp mouthfeel from start to finish and medium carbonation. Doily-like lacing covers much of the glass. A very good example of the style, but it’s still a bit too resiny and bitter for my tastes.