hayduke (3582) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of bhensonb. This poured a amber color without much head. Nose of very light malts and hops, but but basically odorless. Fizzy mouthfeel. Flavor is off somehow, with some floral notes. Bitter finish, but not a nice bitter. This bottle is labeled Two Palms Brewing Company in Berkeley CA but I suspect this is bogus and it was contract brewed by Pyramid as it says above for the mass market.
bhensonb (12149) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light aroma of citrus hop, backed by some light malt. Light amber, golden amber?, color with a beige head that sticks a bit. Medium mouthfeel. Starts with light hop, followed by light malt. There’s a deal of carbonation, but it’s smooth rather than harsh. The finish is well balanced, and the bitter persists. It’s just more like a light APA than an IPA.
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
$4.99/12 at Albertsons, I got 2 each of this, the PA and the wheat and went through the self checkout -- guess that thing’s good for something. Yellow color just this side of macro, a little more golden than that, decent white head, extremely carbonated. Aroma is metallic, corny, taste is a little better of slight grapefruit and metal. Probably the worst IPA I’ve had, if it can be called one.
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Fruity aroma with some hops; fairly average nose. Hazy gold wih lots of visible carbonation. Some lace. Not great. Not bad. Just unrefined. Nothing stands out about this beer. It’s not painful to drink but it makes you want something more.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Hazy, honey-colored liquid topped by a medium-sized white head, leaving behind sticky blotches and rings--some ring//sheet things--of lace. Smells metallic, corn, sugary, hay, some muted pine/grapefruit rind hops. Body is lighter with quick, foamy carbonation and a half wet n watery, half dry finish...it does eventually dry out, but it is awful wet for a while. Sugar, touch of honey, floral, spicy, a touch woody, grass, a bit of sour sweat//leather earthiness on the finish before the respectably bitter finish. Very drinkable, despite some undesirable--albeit light--flavors. Mild and muted. Looks good, smells bad, tastes ok.
GeoDoc (34) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light golden color with quickly dissipating white head. Fresh citrus aroma gives way to light hop taste. There is a difference between hoppy and skunky, this beer id the later. Not a horrible beer for the price (cheap).
z6pak (1) - Bullhead City, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2006 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A reasonable IPA but nothing to make it standout from others. If you like IPAs the bitter aftertaste is very defined.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 31, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this one from the bottle purchased at Albertsons (the best part about this beer was that it was on SALE). Pretty weak on the hop character in both flavor and aroma. I wouldn’t consider this an IPA at all. Just another bland fizzy beer. No bad tastes, but no good ones either.
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - MAY 24, 2005
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinkable at best but Very Dissappointing.
I should have known anything coming out of Berkely CA isn’t going to be great.
Poured Medium-Dark gold with very little head, and no lacing . Mouth feel was on the watery body side, with moderate carbonation. Aroma was very slight, almost corn-like. Flavor not too great. I didn’t detect any grapefruit whatsoever, as some raters have. IIt was on the sour side with very slight burnt malt, with a slight hoppy finish. I would not classify this as an IPA compated to any other true IPAs out there. Pass this one up.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not a bad looking beer, but it goes downhill from there. Smells sour and corny and burpy. Really citrusy (sourish) hops with with some peppery notes. Thin and no malt presence whatsoever. Not a very good beer at all.