Iznogud (3898) - CROATIA - AUG 14, 2017 bwa5879 (945) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at UnionAle, Santa Barbara CA. Light amber almost see-through. White head disappeared quickly. Strong sweet grapefruit scent, awesome. Tangy citrus grapefruit flavor. Hops are super juicy, not terribly bitter but very very good. Medium body, high carbonation. Finish is toasty nut flavor and more pine-hop bitter.
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On tap at the brewery, Santa Barbara. Pours cloudy dark orange to amber with off-white head. Hoppy, citrus, pine, caramel malty, sweet, dry bitter finish. Medium bodied. Zymurgeist2 (2272) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 10, 2017
From bottle to glass. Clear copper with moderate off-white head head that retains as small bubbles. Aroma of orange and citrus. Flavor is orange hop dominated, but also with sweet malt. There is a cloyingness from the retained sugars. slowrunner77 (12139) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Sweet and floral nose. Flavor has more fruit than expected making it a little more similar to the other two than would be preferred. Clean. Pretty good. Ron (3994) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2016
On tap at the Brewery during a tour with Kara, Andy and Patty. Pours clear copper with a creamy off-white head. Lots of hop. Resin, floral, citrus. Med body. Flavor is very hoppy. Citrus, resin and I think floral. It’s bitter as all get out. Oh, there’s some light roast caramel backbone. This finishes slightly dry and bitter, but not quite so harsh as many. Block (2842) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2016
I had this one at the brewery. This was probably my favorite I had this day. A sweet and hoppy aroma. Flavor is bold, lots of hops. Alcohol is masked.
Strykzone (7422) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Clearish honey gold with a nice three finger off white head. Tat work lacing. The aroma is classic west coast hops but is not quite a prominent as some. The flavor is pretty much the same. Big complex fruit with citrus that includes grapefruit, pine, and tropical. A resiny feel is slick but smooth. Some floral and honey notes. It became sugary at the finish. This is an enjoyable and tasty beer. But for an 8% ABV beer I kept hoping it would go BANG on the flavor. hayduke (5571) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured clear copper. White head. Pine, citrus, and floral hop nose. Medium body. Very resinous mouth feel. Flavor is a lot of hops with pine strong, then the citrus and floral. The finish is very pine bitter. Overall classic west coast IPA. A little alcohol shows up at the end as well along with some earth. Could have done without that alcohol showing up but generally a good beer. rdb84 (617) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
Tap at Figueroa Mountain, CA. Dark amber. A: light caramel malts, light fruity hoppy character, light exotic fruit. T: medium sweet, carrot and lime, medium bitter development, soapy aftertaste, light roasted malts. RedSox2004 (1909) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Cloudy amber orange with an off-white head and moderate lace. Piney hops intrude on a base of caramel malt with some citrus and grassy notes. Bitterness rules in the flavor profile, with generous pine and citrus hops, caramel malt and a hint of alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a lingering caramel in the finish. SlimHabib (475) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle pour. Hazy dark copper with a good size soapy white head. Aroma is floral hops, nuts, citrus, and a little alcohol. Medium body. Salty with a slight bitter finish.