Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Huge thanks to CigarCityBrew for making this possible by just giving me this tasty brew.
12oz bottle pours clear deep gold with semi firm white head. The aroma is a load of fresh grapefruit juice, some mild grassiness and mild malty sweetness as a backbone. The taste has a quick attack of citrus hop flavor followed by a brief pulse of sweet maltiness. The combination is very nice creating a sweet orange juice sensation. It’s fleeting though since before the midway point is reached grapefruit hop bitterness and a sense of pine begin to come to the surface and slowly take over the flavor completely. The bitterness grows to a full delicious goodness into the finish and leaves behind a very nice hoppy after taste. A great example of the San Diego IPA.