liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2015
On tap at the brewpub in Sunnyvale, CA. Aroma: malty and citrusy, with hints of bread, hay, and barnyard. Taste/Palate: crisp; starts sweet; finishes bitter. Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
You can smell the hops in this one just a little bit. The coloor is a clear amber. It was bitter and hoppy then sweet. Not a bad brew it was light bodied another good summer brew. jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Tap. Slightly hazy golden orange. Lots of hops but also smooth. Tingles in the mouth. Nice malty medium body. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Grapefruit pine and mild marijuana aroma. Bright palate and a very nice grapefruit and caramel taste layered with citrus and a pleasant bitterness. SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Gold with a small white head. Big, expressive fruity hop aroma with lots of peach and pine. The flavor starts out with a light caramel malt sweetness, and transitions into a peach, tangerine, and pine hop flavor. Bitter, but not harsh finish. Medium body with good carbonation. Lots of fruity hop flavor. Nice stuff.
luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 3, 2006
My comments of tasting a cask conditioned version of the IPA (Yup, I luv cask conditioned beers)
Nice golden color with a touch of haze from the dry hopping. For a cask-conditioned beer has a nice bit of lace on the glass
Being cask-conditioned has a wonderful aroma of cascade hops yielding to a sweet malty bacground
Served at the right temp for a cask-conditioned beer, starts of with nice malty flavor to be immediately followed by hop flavor and then the bitterness. Finshes off nice and dry. Since it is cask conditioned the malt background shows through well making it delightful
A very good beer from an excellent brewer.
Seems to have a slightly higher final gravity for an IPA. I like that that for an IPA does not have a tongue numbing bitterness.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 10/25 rerate: What the heck happened to this beer. It went from one of the greatest I’ve ever tried to something barely palatable. Tasted bland, grainy, stale. I guess that’s the diversity you can get with beer brewed in small batches. I’d give this IPA about a 2. My rating will be the avg.
Original: Had this one on tap at the restaurant... WOW. I have NEVER tasted a brew with this much grapefruit flavor/aroma. I loved it. I have had so many beers with citrus hops but don’t even come close to this amount of grapefruit. I’m thinking maybe they use an s-load of chinook. I’m a homebrewer and I would love to take a shot at making this IPA. Next time I’m down there I’m going to pick thethe brewmasters mind and see what he’s using. Fantastic. Nicely balanced with malt. Very light body goes great with the citrus flavors. SO refreshing! I haven’t been this excited about a brew in a long time. Bottoms up! MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2007
pint cask at brewpub - Aroma is citrus hops and caramel malt. Pours yellow with a small head and good lacing. Flavor is crisp citrus hops with a nice smooth malty finish. Cask giving the proper temp and carbonation right away which was nice since I was in a hurry. Palate is tart and creamy. While this IPA isn’t anything special, it was still quite tasty. machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2010
On tap at the brewery, this beer is suprisingly low on bitterness and high on flavor and aroma for an IPA. Extremely fresh and tasty, I definately went back for another beer. Very well balanced IPA. marcus (10865) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear copper with a decent off-white head and a floral aroma. There is an excellent caramel malt base with some subtle tasty hop bitterness.