RATINGS: 1492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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With 78 IBUs. Our version of a West Coast IPA- brewed in the San Diego style. This massively hoppy beer gets its flavor and attitude from no less than five hop varieties including Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Summit.

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Dorwart (2585) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Decent sized white head of fine bubbles. Reduces slowy. Light carbonation. Big floral and citrus hops aroma. Lots of grapefruit, orange, bit of caramel malts and some yeasty notes. Color is a hazy dark orange. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A little bit thinner than I expected. Big hops presence in the flavor again with some tangy grapefruit pith, a noticable alcohol warming and buttery malts. This brew has a great mouthfeel. Finishes tart and warming from the alcohol. Lingering creamy malts and dry pucking bitterness. A very good IPA.

3.8
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Bottle: Deep orange, dirty and full of sediment, large rocky off-white head, clingy lacing.   Semi-sweet citrusy nose, mild hop bitterness.   Has somewhat of a cheesey funk to it too.   Strong citrus aspect on the tongue.   Assertive hop presence but not overpowering.   Malts compliment the bitterness very well.   This one has the citrus background but without all the harshness one would expect from the rind.   Very well done.   Does pick up a bit more rind as it warms.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   This one seems to be heavily on the citrus side, very minor tea and tobacco leaves.   Not a lot of floral or what I would call hop bitterness, but for being a citrus oriented IPA I thought it was quite nice.   Thanks for sharing Dane.


4
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2007
One of the most refreashing IPAís on the market. I was sooooo stoked when they decided to bottle this! Pours a light copper, nose of citrus fruits, nice hint of malt as well.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Bomber pours a clear deep gold with a slight copper hue and off white head. The aroma is mild with sugar smelling malts and mild grapefruit hop bitterness. The taste has a solid malty sweetness and a delicious mix of grapefruit hop bitterness and sweet flavor. Certainly a nice example of the classic San Diego IPA.

4.5
glennmastrange (2859) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Tap. The best aromas from any IPA. Malt smells of roasted and caramel, a heavy smell of pine, resin and orange for the hops, and a moderate yeast note of broth, with wood, toffee and pepper in the background. Head is huge, white, creamy/wispy, is mostly lasting and lacing coats the glass better than 50%. Color is clear amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately acidic and bitter, and the long finish is heavily bitter and lighty acidic/sour. Palate is light to medium, between watery and oily and has a lively carbonation. it finishes moderately astringent. The aroma is perfect, cold or warmed. This is the best IPA Iíve had yet.

4.9
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Pours a hazy orange amber color with a two finger off white head that resists fading. A good amount of lacing present. The smell is floral pine and grapefruit over a sweet malty presence. Full bodied the mouth feel is adequately carbonated and conditioned by the high intensity hops. There is a balance sweet malty character as well. Full flavored, the sweet malt and piny taste combination yields to a grapefruit after taste that linger appropriately. Iím not sure what style this is more true to; an IPA or a Double IPA...no, i take that back. This rivals many high end double ipas.

3.1
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2007
Very sharp citrusy with minor pine aroma. Flavour is very hoppy with a slight alcohol burn... one dimensional. A little unbalaned, would be good to have just a little more in the malt department. Cheers!

3.9
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy deepamber/orange color with a big white head. Very hoppy aroma - lots of both pine and citrus. Flavor is much the same, with some malt coming through a bit. Definitely on the bitter side. Really solid brew.

4
OldMrCrow (2435) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2009 Bomber.

I wrote out one review for this guy, but apparently it went straight to my head and I never hit Add Rating. So hereís a redo.

Big nose of tropical fruit - pineapple and mango hops. Taste is just a notch off but quite good, providing an altogether very enjoyable beer that gets really good as I get into the bottle. Maybe next time around Iíll be able to leave a few more details here and not rely on a days-old memory. 4/8/7/4/16

7-8/09 Impressive in a couple of on-tap visits at Fiddlerís, lots of apricot. Head to head against Pliny it is remarkably similar, but marred with a more chemical flavor and less fresh-herbal goodness. Still, heck of a beer. Letís give it a bit of a bump from the previous 3.9.

4.3
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - OCT 21, 2007
22 oz bomber. Pours to a hazy, amber to orange color, with a thick, creamy, white head, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer just explodes with zesty and pungent citrus hop aromas that hit you from a mile away. The palate is firm, with a base of pale and caramel malt that leads into lots of good citrus hop flavors, that dance on the palate on a zing of carbonation. This beer finishes with more pale malt and zesty hop up front, then ends with a very zesty, citrus hop blast that lingers. A bit one dimensional, but hopheads will be loving that dimension. This beer is hop blast, and just sceams West Coast IPA. I love AIPAs like this beer. They make for a great hop cocktail, and a nice aperitif or after work beer to unwind with.


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