papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2003 [email protected]BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Carmel Mt.Ranch. Cloudy amber color with a thin tan head. A little hops to the nose. Starts sweet and finishes grapefruit bitter. Good balance.
Slightly cloudy, pale amber. Butterscotch/caramel aroma and flavor. Slightly sticky. Grapefruit juice bitterness in the finish. Two extremes that balance each other well. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Nice fresh hoppy aroma, light cloudy amber color with a thin tan head. HOPS...what else would you expect from an IPA...there's a good balance of sweetness and bitterness and overall this is a pretty good IPA Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2002
The "pines" is completely appropriate. Highly interesting beer. Red-brown color -- sweet aroma with some deep port in there, too -- a bit of butterscotch over the hops. Kind of a pine-flavored butterscotch flavor with a long-lingering hoppy finish with quite a bit of (good) bitterness. Flavor stays with you for a long time. After a few sips, all you taste is a bitter tea-like flavor (not unpleasant). Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 On tap GABF 02: Citrus exploding, on pools of oil. Not quite clear or hazy orange color. Bitterness lasts forever. "Sharp" tasting (or feeling).
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Cask. Name is appropriate, as it smells like a pine tree. While it’s supposed to be hoppy, it has very few malts. To me, tastes more under-malted than overhopped. Bit creamy, but too thin and lacks any malt backbone. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
(cask) Amber with some head. Sweet pine aroma. Flat; strong pine hops, hint of grapefruit too. Unbalanced -- no malt presence at all. akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Great amber color, at least in the light of the restaurant. Good head retention for an IPA, leaving a bit of laciness. Flavor: hops, lots of hops. My favorite IPAs are those that ground the hops in some malt sweetness, this one did not do that. I know there was malt in their but that was not very apparent in the taste. the aftertaste was that of very fresh bittering hops. Could use a bit more in the area of flavor and aroma hops in addition to the bittering hops. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 12, 2002
an OK IPA, nothing spectacular. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2001
Fruity-hoppy aroma; richly hoppy flavour, but with an almost chewy maltiness underneath.