dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Citrus, tropical notes, floral hops, moderate bitterness. I really enjoyed this one. Very drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2012
OK, I knew nothing of this beer before trying it and was wondering if it was going to be a floral mess. Boy was I wrong. Gold medal last year!??! Wow. OK, poured up on tap at GABF 2012 with a pale gold body that exhibits a nice yet slight hop haze and supports an off white head of foam. The mild aroma is a little bit sweet and a little bit floral and really not much else beyond that. Smells good though. The flavor is nice, man this is pretty rich with firm floral hop bitterness, a bitter hop spiciness and then a touch of earthiness. Wow, terrific flavor and fully bitter hop forward from front to back but it offers up a touch of backbone to add wonderful depth and richness. Yes. madchemist83 (272) - USA - JAN 3, 2015
Aromas of grapefruit, rye bread, pine. Golden with white head. Pine, grapefruit and rye. aaronbr (189) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
On tap at Brasserie St. James in the Mission, having ended up here after finding our movie at the Alamo Drafthouse to be sold out. I’ve had this one before a couple of times but haven’t gotten around to rating it. Hazy orange gold pour, fruity and subtle aromas. Nice, well rounded hop character with starting bitterness and a tart, sour apple finish. Excellent crispness and balance for a heavy-hitting IPA. This will always be one that draws my attention when I find it. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
On draft at the brewpub. It pours a very clear yellow gold color with a nice white head. The aroma is an awesome combination of citrusy and earthy hops with a very clean, almost pilsner-like maltiness. The flavor is the same with a beautiful earthy dank bitterness and clean rye flavor. Great beer.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2012
A - Served a hazy golden-yellow color with a thin finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some spicy rye, and some earthy and citrus hops.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malt with some light spice from the rye and some citrus hop. Through the middle, some more piney hops come through with more bitterness. The finish is mix of rye with some citrus hops and light bitterness.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a nice spicy and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice rye addition to the IPA base. Really nice balance of malt, grain, and hops. slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Citrus, floral spicy aroma - bottled TODAY so everything is super fresh. present but not overbearing bitterness. Just real nice. lupulicious (30) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Draft @ APEX. Big sweet floral nose, minimal carbonation. Hard to tell what flowers the name alludes to, but my guess is jasmine, honeysuckle, something like that.
Practically no head, thin eggy lace. Hazy golden straw color. Rye bite upfront, but well-balanced by the hop profile, which shows plenty of grapefruit and bready flavors.
Well-balanced and tight; a rare good hybrid of rye and IPA. marcus (10584) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
On tap ar Hogs Apothecary. Pours golden with a nice off-white head and a floral citrus aroma. There is a crisp pale malt flavor with lots of citrus and a pleasant rye bitterness. Quite refreshing. tightslice (1415) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle from Key Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is tropical weed, wet fruity flowers. Taste is big juicy fruits, floral nectars. Very juicy, balanced and drinkable.