Stine (1780) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 Poured from a 22 oz. Golden, opaque orange in color. Aromas of mandarin orange and various woods, plants, and grasses. Flavors are very planty with bits of moss, resin, cucumber and the texture of wasabi without the fire. Lacks citrus punch, but this doesn’t detract too much, because the vegetal tones here are well-integrated and oddly enjoyable. Thanks for sharing, Dan! SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2007
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. hazy copper amber with a thick off white head. Great head retention. Great berry-citrus-pine aroma that is complex and complete. Flavor is of a smoother bitterness than the aroma would suggest. Big orange/chocolate Tootsie Roll-like taste. Great mouthfeel. radagast83 (8050) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle at Brickskeller. Very hoppy beer. Floral notes and a strong hop aroma. Flavor is grapefruit and pine. DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Draft @ Najas....exactly what you would expect from a beer with the name "west coast IPA". extremely floral hoppy aroma followed by a strong hop flavor of pine, grapefruit and citrus. quite a bit hoppier than a lot of IPAs ive come across lately...this seems to be somewhere between what most IPAs are and where a DIPA is. that said the flavor was excellent and definitely a good representative of what socal IPAs are all about. Sammy (12178) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
Orangey with foaming head. Grapefruit hoppy aroma. Taste is medium to full moithfeel of initially grapefruit and malt, quite drinkable. There is resins there that add up, and a second pint would be much, true for most IPAs to me. Purchased recently a Oak Park in NJ, the least annoying state.
brianprentiss (701) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2007
I don’t love this beer like others seem to, the hops are just too over the top. I don’t mind heavy hops but these are too bitter. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Hop aroma starts dominating right away, but it is light at the beginning, beomes more piney and citrusy, as it warms, somewhere in there I smell that perfect hop aroma, I’ve only smelled it a couple times, in 3 Floyds Dreadnaught, in a couple Pizza Port Hop brews, in Dogfishhead ,in Founders Devil Dancer, and I smelled it here,albeit fleeting. Lots of particles floating around, taste is all hop, the whole gamut of all the hop flavors, with malt sweetness in the middle ,and then the hop bitterness in the end. Mediumed bodied,but still a hop bomb , Simcoe, Columbus ,Centennial, and Cascade decadence. Another San Diego area hop masterpiece, thanks to awaisanen for shipping this as an extra stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours hazy orange/copper with an off-white head. The aroma of hops smack you in the face, citrus, pine, and spices. The flavor is bitter, pine, citrus, spices, caramel malt. decent body, good brew. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2011 12oz bottle, thanks to jimbowood for this extra. pours semi-cloudy orange-amber with soapy white head. nose is burstying with juicy fruity PNW hops w/ bursting grapefruit, citrus, mango, and pine. taste has a great amount of hop bitterness balanced well with caramel malt back bone and biscuit with a pinch of brown sugar. mouthfeel is rich, full, but sorta dries and flattens out, no alcohol in finish. the hops really dominate the profile but this is a west coast ipa. i’d prefer a little more maltiness, but i’m really impressed with this beer. i’d love to be able to have this in the fridge regularly. 4.0
2/20/11, draft, Just a really over the top hoppy beer with big crystal malt base, really bitter but nothing soft or fruity in the hop dept. 3.3 Beerdedone (3401) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle sampledwith Stegosaurus. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. The flavor is pine, bitter, and spices. Good beer.