beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Light orange gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is wet hops, malty and sweet. A medium to full bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity, floral and a touch earthy. A major hop bomb. Coats the teeth and sticks with ya for a while. Nicely balanced. Interesting beer. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish si clean and dry. Aftertaste is bitter. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
THis brew pours with a slightly cloudy ornge body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma and flavor are both slightly sweet yet bitter and hoppy with a slight pine note and a little grapefruit. Great hop flavor and aroma. Medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Bright amber appearance with an aroma that is mostly hoppy along with some softer fruit characteristics. Hops dominate the taste as well, but oddly, there is a bit of nuttiness in there. Dry, bitter finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Clear amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, citrus, some biscuit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some bread, light earthy. Watery medium body. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Orange/yellow color with a white head. Aroma: mild & light fresh hops, biscuit, minerals, dough, malts, citrus, apples. Medium bodied. Flavor: seawater, biting hops, grapefruit, grass, floral hops, vegitable notes, earthy malts, dough, apple. Finishes bitter and sticky.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Clear amber small slightly foamy head. Light malt and tons of hops in teh nose. The flavor contains a good bit of biscuit and and of course tons of hops. Nice amount of bitterness. The finish is quite bitter, Medium bodied. MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Clear deep copper. Some hops in nose, a few vaguely sweet malts. Hugely toasty flavor with some hops, but mostly malts. Does have some intriguing powdery and sugary flavors at the end and a nice, sticky palate, but not that much going on. omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2004 Sampled draught at O’Brien’s, San Diego.SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Hazy deep golden. Appley grassy aroma. The malt profile is clean with some cookie malt flavour. Above that there are green, orangey hops. Bitter finish, but not terribly so by O’Brien’s standards.
Draft at O’Briens. Pours hazy orange-amber with a thin white head. Aroma is mild, slightly malty with a prominent hoppiness. Sweetish , toasty malts and a nice citrus hop bite, very crisp nice flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy drinking and enjoyable. DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
(Draft: O’Brien’s in San Diego, CA) Supposedly the first attempt at a wet hopped beer by Left Coast and Tom Nickel, so I expect future batches to be more impressive; Here, the hoppy, grapefruit flavor is dominant, with not too much else going on beyond the hoppiness; It’s quite bitter from start to finish, and as expected, the palate is pretty clean and crisp; The nose is moderately hoppy, but not as aromatic as expected; Dark golden color, somewhat cloudy; Pours with absolutely no head, so obviously there is no lacing