performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Not bad, but not great. I’d say it is average. Slight spiciness over a floral taste. Medium head with an amber color theisti (4175) - Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2007
22 oz from Argonaut in Denver. Pour is a golden - ruby with an off white head. Quite a bit of soft carbonation. Aroma of some pine and resin hops. Taste is nice, good bitterness throughout, and a distinctive citrus sour thing going on in the finish. Nice IPA. DietPepsican (1592) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Poured a hazy gold with little head. malts and oak dominate the nose. Taste is similar with a bit of flowery hops. A bit too sweet. Finishes a bit syrupy. This bottle is obviously over the hill for the hops to stand out. IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Deep gold color, small barely off white head dissolves quickly. Smells like crystal malts, some stone fruit, slightly sweet, fruity, hop bitterness is somewhat sharp and lasts for a moment after swallowing. A liitle citrus pith on the finish. RandyStoner (1) - Victorville, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007 does not count
I don’t understand the low ratings for this beer. It is my favorite beer period. Assertive hops taste, but still balanced withthe malt. The low ratings may be the result of what seemed to be bad bottles several years ago. I just wish it was available in the part of SoCal where I live.
Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Draught. Medium amber pour with a nice, creamy white head. You could mistake this for a cask or nitro beer if you didn’t know better just by looking at the head. Excellent retention and some lacing. Nose is all hops, big grapefruit hops, with a ton of pine there as well. Don’t really get much malt backing on the nose. You don’t get much in the taste either, except for a faint sweetness. This is a pretty straightforward IPA, tons of citrus and pine. If you like that, this is your beer. Medium bodied, very slick and resinous mouthfeel. Finish is super long, lingering pine, grapefruit and grass. Excellent. kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 This beer pours nicely out of the bottle a golden straw color. IT has a good amount of bubbles in it. The aroma is good, and smells like the hop flower. Its got that great IPA bitter taste and finishes smooth, literally. sickassmick (229) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
If you are a hop guy like me, this is an awesome beer. I like it a lot more than the dogtown pale. The initial taste is sweet and the bang of hops is nearly instant and will stick to your mouth for a long time. The head on the beer is decent and stays, although a little thin, throughout. I need to try this one back to back with Sierra Nevada and see which one I like better, I think I like this better. I have to say, to be fair, that i’m only an hour from the brewery so I’m sure I’m getting a fresh batch everytime. I’m waiting for a beer that tastes this good to compete with the MBC. The labels these guys make are classic. One of the best beers around and on tap all over the bay area.
LOVE shackinetics (132) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Pours golden amber, medium off-white head, with decent lacing. Sharp Hoppy aroma, packed with an intensely sharp & bitter (almost acidic) taste. Kind of a watery palate. Great beer, but not balanced enough (too bitter) to be excellent. Meatwad (26) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Taste: Bitter, oakey taste with some sweetness. Watery pallet. Tastes like Killian’s Irish Red. The first taste is good, but the aftertaste is bad. I don’t like it.
Appearance: No head, no head retention, golden amber color.