prettyham (27) - California, USA - APR 21, 2011
Great hop flavor and aroma. Bitterness is very balanced. Nice white head that laces the glass well. One of my favorites. Does not kill my palate like most IPA’s dwyerpg (6365) - 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. sonic0075 (1) - USA - NOV 7, 2010 does not count
I absolutely love this beer. The hop aroma to the taste makes it one of my favorites here in Reno. If you can find it, buy it! keepersj12 (3136) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2011
This is my first from this brewery hand delivered from my daughter. Pours an amber with a small creamy head. The aroma is mostly pine and citrus with a little bit of caramel and bread. The flavor has a bit of sweetness up front but is dominated by the hops. A nice balance with a very crisp dry finish. I’ll be looking forward to my next one. bhensonb (15603) - 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.
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - AUG 5, 2012
Good stuff. Tried at Yard House on tap. Good stuff, very hoppy clean malts with a hint of sweetness. Good amounts of hops, and probably nice dry hop treatment. Good overall profile blended well. NW hops keeps this one close to your lips. Drake (14059) - 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. glennmastrange (2901) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle. Moderate roasted aroma for the malt, moderate to heavy pine and citrus peel for the hops, light soap for the yeast with pepper and faint dried fruit in the background. Head is average size, creamy, oof-white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear medium amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation and a lightly drying finish. Everything an IPA is supposed to have is in this beer. slowrunner77 (12581) - 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."
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Draft @ Clary’s in Reno. Pours a bright, clear orange color with an amber tinge; beautiful, fine-bubbled white head with great retention and lacing. Some (non-diacetyl) butterscotch aromatics next to a solid, sticky citrus and resiny pine hop aroma; a touch more balanced than hop-forward, but solid. Medium-full body; moderate CO2; no alcohol here; following the nose, lots of charismatic citrus and pine hop notes (very well-handled water, seemingly, as otherwise these tend to go badly), along with a malt character that sites somewhere between caramel and butterscotch; sticky, juicy hoppiness that’s just a touch distracted from (for me) by the prominent crystalline sugars. Would love to see this less malty, as the hop character is excellent. Lasting, bitter and dry finish with sticky citrus and pine.