cale422 (28) - Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Light amber color, thick white head. Poured from a 22oz bottle. Very good carbonation. Peppery citrus notes for aroma. Very crisp initial flavor , pretty hoppy bitter. Finishes extremely clean. I would highly recommend. jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Got sent up a gift pack of North County San Diego brews. This was one. Poured golden light amber. Thick shaving cream head. Grapefruit, peppery nose I could smell as I poured. Very crisp hoppy first taste. The malt was equally toned. Very biscuit and almost rye like malt character. Very pleasing all around! Sledutah (7891) - Utah, USA - FEB 10, 2013
22oz bottle picked up at Country wine and spirits myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Appearance: Clear golden with a big off-white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Pale malts and citrus
Taste: Citrus, caramel, earthy, finishes with a mild bitterness
A nice clean beer. Very little bitterness. The only thing that would make this a IIPA is the ABV, which is hidden well.
Bought in a liquor store by Prohibiton in Vista. Stupendious brew!!!! Huge hit of hops on front end. Peppery, bitter, hops in you face. Settles then creeps up back for a floral harvest type finish. Very pale in color which is decieving for the mouthfeel. Not cloying, just pure crisp like a unsalted cracker. You can just smell the brew as you pour it and I am a tap whore. Labeled as an Extreme Pale WTF does that mean???? Just rating it o n the pure enjoyabiltiy sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Listed as an intense or extra pale ale, I forget. Man what a nose, even though I had it in a plastic cup from the brewery. Aroma wasn’t real hop oily like other big hoppy brews, almost pepper like. Great carbonation to the end. Perfect balance of hops and malts. Would never guess it’s 8.3 unless I asked why ut was elevation 83. Had two good thing I wasn’t driving, as we were off to Lost Abbey.
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Draft. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Pine aroma. Pine and caramel flavor with grapefruit and light summer fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and caramel lingers with grapefruit and light summer fruit. chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Not really an imperial IPA as site suggests. Hoppy but no too overtop like a Ruination. Don’t get me wrong the tenth anniversary is one of the best brews have ever had. The 83 is well balanced malts and hops. And for 8.3 percent, it does not have an alcohol taste. Which is good. Great crisp finish. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Slightly hazy medium dark gold pour. Bubbly white head. Grassy bitter hops, caramel malt, sweetness, light citrus. Ok.