redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Picked up a growler at Kern River Brewing on the way to a camping trip up River, sure glad i did!
Pours a orange golden amber, with a decent head.
Wow what a nose! This is one of the best aroma’s I’ve had in awhile [must not have had a green flash in awhile?]
Great taste Hoppy but a malt backbone, pretty well balanced
Wish this was closer to home!
The Growler was perfect and the carbonation was good
the staff was very nice, and this place didn’t pitch a fit with ordering an IPA for a growler like *some* places....
Will be going back some day
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Pours a clear golden hue with a light white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, sweet tarts and flowers. Mouth feel is light/medium bodied with a dry finish, but not overly bitter. Flavors of the same as the aroma with a light sweetness/caramel. The bottle says 6.8%. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Bottle; poured an orange-amber color. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, resin, earth and BO. Very nice aroma. Flavor was very herbal and citrusy. A pretty forthright and tasty beer, but easy to drink. Earthy throughout; very enjoyable beer. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Draught at the Bistro IPA fest. Clear gold with a lasting head. The aroma is soft and fruity with a nectar sweetness, lots of lemon zest, and flowers. Very balanced flavor with a soft bitterness and clean, dry malt flavors. Lots of fruity citrus hop flavor, with oranges standing out. For how big this is, it was pretty delicate on the palate; not sweet or boozy. Almost up there with hop father as my favorite of the day. nickd717 (4643) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Just outstanding? Well, almost. Some of my BA buddies loved this one. I thought it was good but not great. Orange-amber color with an off-white head. Aroma of light fruits and citrus/pine hops. Flavor of caramel malt, light fruits, and grapefruity, resinous hops on the finish. Not too "hoppy" per se, but rather more fruity. Lots of Simcoe hops it seems, which they apparently used for bittering, flavor, AND dry-hopping. Palate medium with soft carbonation.
jkwalking05 (4731) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to bullzeye. Orange in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of hops, grss, and pine. Taste is of grass, hops, and caramel. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle shared at the CDC release. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Citrus sappy pine with some floral grapefruit character and a dry finish. Nice. Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 18, 2009
Drank it on tap at San Francisco’s Toronado. Wow. Really good IPA. Nice complexity and level of flavors, starts citrus sweet and has a nice dry hoppy ending. travita (4985) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, copper colored, and has a smallish white head. The smell is hops, caramel, pine, fruits, and malts. The taste is hop, crisp fruits, floral, caramel, and malts. grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Light tan with very little head. Strong, very characteristic Simcoe aroma - pine and orange. Soft malt initially in flavor, followed by a sawtooth hops assault. Big on the Simcoe - almost like pine resin. Bitter, fruity finish, soft carbo. Excellent.