bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bomber from Taylor’s Market in Sacramento. Label has 8% ABV. Pours a beautiful copper with a creamy beige head. This is one hoppy aroma. Starts floral/citrus then pow, it’s pine. Med+ body. It’s really fresh tasting. I swear a bit of pineapple went by. Floral/fruit/pine and a lightly roast malt backbone. Finishes bitter fer sure. Really good stuff. Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a clear amber color with a medium frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big resiny hops with citrus notes and pale malts. The taste is bitter citrus, resin hops and pale malts. Medium-full bodied. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2012
on tap @775 Gastropub Reno-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is light malt, grassy/citrus. taste follows. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"A big juicy explosion of citrusy hop goodness that lingers on the palate and in the nose after it’s gone. The second beer tried from a very promising local upstart brewery (currently brewing at Tallac and other semi-local breweries while they get established and create demand). Based on this beer, that won’t take long. still good, but not AS good in production."
Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2012
22oz bottle (the same label design as pictured but it is a black label w/grey & green lettering and says Reno, Nevada. 8% abv) from Lee’s discount liquors
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a huge foamy white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Malts, caramel, pine and biscuity
Taste: Toasted malts, pine, bready with a bitter citrus (lemon) finish
A nice easy drinking IPA, well balanced.
Tasted at the Bistro IPA festival. Just getting to entering the rating now. It pours orange with a thin white head. Very malt forward aroma with mostly toffee. Mildly earthy hops in the finish. Not bad. jgb9348 (6256) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Great, slightly hazy copper coloured body with a super thick, eight centimetre tall tan head - a bit too much carbonation in this one! Aroma of light grass, herbal notes, pine and a touch of pineapple - some malt as well. Medium-bodied; Metallic flavour at first with a herbal, earthy grassy malt and hop characteristic then showing some alcohol and bitterness at the end. Aftertaste shows more alcohol, malt and earth than the style usually has, and perhaps quite a bit less hops than usual as well - especially for a West Coast IPA. Overall, an interesting take (more earthy/malty) on an IPA, but not a great one considering the options on the West Coast. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from BevMo in San Francisco (Geary Blvd), California on 14-January-2012 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 07-March-2012. dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Had at Brew’s best. I believe it was this version. This smells as great as the Ryedenitity Crisis smelled bad. This is actually great. Lots of hops, very tasty, a great balance of fresh floral hops, citrus and bitterness. Hard to believe how the two beers at the festival were so far apart in the tastiness spectrum. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Draft. Clear amber pour, off white head. Bitter hops, grassy, sweet caramel malt, light citrus, and a bit metallic. I don’t like it too much, rather sweet and abrasively bitter. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
Clear orange with a creamy white head. Sweet caramel honey and hops up front in the aroma and taste with a cereal grain bitterness on the back end.