Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Bitter without florals, flavorless except for the unpleasant vegetal bitterness. Its as if they used rotting green bean juice instead of hops in this one. Not pleasant in any sense - in fact I had to pour this one down. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2009
Malty aromas with a slight underlying citrus tone. Toffee and a little alcohol note on the palate. Drying bitter finish. Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Pours a golden yellow with good head and lacing. Taste is mild for an IPA, hoppy just as advertised. A drinkable IPA but nothing special of note. jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Not too impressed with this one but it was one of the remaining beers at the store I hadn’t tried, basic iPA with the deep resiny taste and a hint of spice but not bad just off easy to drink and no alcohol burn to speak of not bad value at 4.40 a bomber brokensail (16648) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
A: The pour is a golden orange/amber color with a finger of white head and some mild lacing.
S: Fairly typical and middle of the road IPA aroma to this beer. Heavy on the pine notes with a big lemon smell and some decent citrus peel. Bready malts and mild toffee give this some sweetness.
T: A big time lemon flavor that is almost like a lemon scented cleaner. Decently bitter with a bit of an herbal hop flavor and some grassiness. A moderate malt character with a mild sweetness.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: Not bad, but a really middle of the road IPA. Nothing I’d care to have again.
bth122 (1651) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Poured a hazy yellow color. Full frothey head. Aroma of citrus pine hops, some sour apple. Med-lite bitter, light sour. Creamy texture, ave carbonation. Too much sourness in this beer. Maybe skunked? BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
It’s a little rough around the edges, with a medicinal bite that forgoes interesting hop complexities. Torrey Pines IPA feels only half colored in and would benefit from a rewrite. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 12, 2002
an OK IPA, nothing spectacular....................................... MilkmanDan (1942) - 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. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle. Aroma hop-forward with pine, dry citrus/grapefruit, resinous bitter hops. Flavor adds in a sweet malt and loads of alcohol, way too much showing for a 6.8% IPA. Odd, unpleasant, lingering bad-bitter finish. Not a favorite.