jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours a hazy golden amber with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is grapefruit, orange, some light floral notes, and sugar cookie. The taste has a light initial sweetness with grapefruit, orange, sugar cookie, and some floral notes. The finish has a decent bitterness and some lingering orange. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Finish is dry. Solid beer. I enjoyed this more than I do Racer 5. It’s a bit drier.
SDalkoholic (2431) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap @ Toronado: Poured a dark golden honey color with a thick fluffy pillow of foam resting on top. The aroma is faint and to hard for me to pick up on due to the atmosphere of the bar—too bad. The drink is smooth and well balanced that it’s easily quaffable so my guess is this was a pale ale style. However, the body is heavy and carries a pleasant theme of hops while a soft touch of malts hang perfectly in the balance as expected from any Bear Republic beer. 944play (427) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Cask at Toad in the Hole. Slightly hazy deep yellow with fine, tenacious lace. Warm, tropical, floral nose. Flavor is quite bright and fruity, evoking tangerine and pineapple, but also ludicrously bitter, to the point of tasting nearly hydrocarbonesue. Bitter sticks to the finish. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Tasted on tap at the 8th Annual Triple Rock Firkin Fest on 4/9/2011. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from the firkin. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, touch of citrusy hops. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and citrusy. Mild carbonation. Decent balance. A touch of sweetness at the finish, yet there is still some lingering hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Cask. Amber beer with a craem colored head. Sumemr fruit and grapefruit aroma. Summer fruit and grapefruit flavor with light malt. Medium bodied. Sumemr fruit and grapefruit rind lingers.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Stron citrus and mild pine aroma and taste with a decent bitterness and a caramel bread finish. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY> Big hop aroma. Golden orange pour, grapefruit, amarillo, citrusy hops. Balanced with great bitterness. Nice IPA DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Draft at CAH. Pours gold w 2f white head. Nose is caramel malt, resiny hops, fruit, peppery. Tastes caramel malty, resiny hops, fruit, black pepper, complex and somewhat sweet. Nice. koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Sampled it on tap at Capone’s during the Black Friday event.
Appearance: Pours a light amber with an oily sheen and 1 finger off white crown. Some retention and a decent amount of lace.
Smell: Loads of floral hops and a slightly toffe like malt.
Taste: Wow this imperial red is all hop and not much malt. Different from the other imperial reds I’ve had (an enjoyed). A welcome addition to the style. A "West Coast" Imperial Red for lack of a better term.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and well carbonated.
Drinkability: Sessionable to say the least.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-29-2009 HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - APR 19, 2010
On draught at Cole’s. Hazy light amber pour with an average creamy white head. "Smells like hopsss" - slightly sweet, a hint of black tea with perceptible alcohol, but mostly fairly pungent, slightly acidic hoppy bitterness - man, I love Amarillo. Taste? So, so good - juicy, fresh, herbal/floral/resin/citrus - pungent and tangy, really dry, with decidedly backgrounded florally sweet malt - it has alcohol presence enough you have to respect it, but it’s mostly that west coast bitterness I’ve come to love - well done. Average to beefy body, a real joy on the palate - solid carbonation, a nice zing to it (with the acidity I would love to try this cask-conditioned) - a lovely lingering dry floral/resin bitterness to it. A real drinkin’ IPA - love this beer; need growlers of it!!