mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap PP Carlsbad. Wow, Hops, hops, and more hops. This one came close to knocking me off my feet, thank goodness I was sitting down. A delicious DIPA. Worth the trip to Carlsbad.
JasonKnill (7) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2017 does not count
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
For a double IPA I taste balance. Itís crisp with hops on the front end and w the appropriate amount of bitterness.
Cybercat (5392) - Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taps clear amber with a fine-bubbled pale buff head. Aroma features strong woody hop character plus fresh malt and apple undertones. Flavor delivers hoppy, fruity and malty notes, a pleasing chord of tastes. Mouthfeel offers decent body and form, lively fizz. Nothing poor about this one.
kevinator (2025) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had the nitro version. Good bold beer. String resiny aroma. Standard copper color with a white head. Medium weight. Big flavors of slightly grainy malt with a bitter overlay. Not a palate-wrecker but strong.
Ferris (13810) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Nice caramel and citrus hops. Cloudy gold with a nice white head. Sweet and candy like hops notes. Touch of bitterness in the finish. Solid IIPA.
Ernesto987 (5832) - Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at brewery, an aight DIPA. Sweet and citrus. Moderate thickness. Long lasting bitterness at the finish.
tiong (6779) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA
Pours orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of grassy hops, pine, resin and caramel. Taste is smooth, hoppy and resinous with some grass and pine. Finish is lingering bitter, smooth and sweetish with some caramel, grass, pine and resin. Heavy.
laiti (8194) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught (nitro) @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad as "Poor Vato". Aroma has sweet resiny malt and tropical fruits. Flavour has strong hoppiness, menthol and grapefruit. Too much menthol here.
olio (9744) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap as Poor Vato @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad.
Pours clear golden color with a large head. Intense Hoppy aroma, tropical fruits and toffee. Creamy palate, chocolate flavor, oranges, hops and resin. Quite nice and heavy.
lusikka (7757) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught as "Poor Vato" (nitro) @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad, CA. Pours a hazy golden colour with a creamy head. Aroma of heavy floral bitterness, spiciness and herbs. Flavour is rather extreme with itís heavy bitterness, pungent herbal notes, grapefruit, dankness and spices. Full bodied. Oily smooth mouthfeel. It seems that our poor man has lots of hops.
Eighty6 (20) - Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poor Vato in Carlsbad location. 9% poured in full pint on Nitro??? Very creamy head, smooth with solid lacing. Canít get over this. Aroma of freshly cut lawn, slightly piney. Taste goes with mouthfeel, back to nitro presentation. Smooth dank and pleasing, peppery in the end.