blipp (8985) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Piney floral hoppy aroms with a light sweetness. The flavor has piney and spicy hops, light flowery notes, and light sweet malts. Nice bitter finish. Solid stuff.
jredmond (8096) - New York, New York, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft with Pat at the Hill Farmstead event at Blind Tiger. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy, piney and earthy. Mouthfeel is somewhat resinous with notes of citrus fruit, pine, earthy hops.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Hill Farmstead event at Blind Tiger. Slight, clear sunset orange with a thin, sudsy, slippery off-white head. Not much lacing. Very soapy/piney/earthy nose that opens slowly to reveal notes of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, and freshly cut grass. Resinous, juicy, yet tight and bitter palate; the beer finishes very dryly and rests heavily upon the gentle carbonation and piney bitterness. Very good IPA.
yespr (44046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Hardy. Pours hazy and towards murky orange with a thick, white and lasting head. Aroma is peachy, grapefruity and citrusy. Bitter and distinct grapefruity. Bitter and dense grapefruity finish.
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is definitely murky. Burnt orange in color with a white head that sticks quite nicely to the glass.
S: Smells different, but I sort of expected that since this is my first encounter with Pacifica hops. Definitely some citrus, but there’s a sharp grassiness and maybe even a bit of blue cheese. A strong aroma of pine is present as well.
T: The taste is better than the nose, I think. A nice bitterness to go with some pine, grass, and fresh tangerine an grapefruit flesh and definitely some rinds as well. Not really much malt flavor to this beer at all.
M: The body is medium with a fairly low carbonation, but that’s likely due to the growler.
D: Not as good as the Abner growler I drank yesterday, but sort of a different beast. Not sure that I’m too crazy about Pacifica as a hop, though.