Torrey Pines IPA - Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

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Torrey Pines IPATorrey Pines IPA

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: xlperro on 11-04-2002

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Photo of Dmann
4.6/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an all around excelent west coast IPA. This one poured a dark orange/mahogany color with a big fluffy head that stuck to the glass like glue and left great ring like lace after every sip. The smell was full of cascade hops and not much else. The taste was just what I was looking for. Huge hop presence and a nice medium to dry flavor. Malt took a backseat to the hops on this one but were still there. Only improvement I can see it to make the malt profile a little more interesting, other than that if you want a good hop injection this is a pretty good choice.

Photo of magictrokini
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Crisp pine hop aroma with some lemon and oranges. Decent west coast IPA; resin and citrus blend well, but are very light in mouthfeel. Does not end as well as it starts. Lots of metal. Much better off the tap than the bottle.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a standard ipa, amber hue, some orange and brown color, average head, retention. Aroma was what most people say 'floral' is.

Taste, another remarkably pedestrianly good beer. Grassy hop grit feel. Good hop bitterness, aspects of pine tips or some other plant life in it besides the hops. A slight degree of brown ale sweetness to it.

Wasn't the biggest fan of the beer overall, but its a solid standup beer that passes a general drinkability test. The worst part was listening to some shit bitch about the beer unrealistically. A polite yet stronghanded reminder that he wasn't behind his keyboard anymore shut him up.

Photo of sloejams
4.28/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on-tap Oggi's Huntington Beach, California

I've never been to an Oggi's before - but have enojyed some of their beers at various festivals. Having some time to kill in Huntington Beach, I figured I'd stop by and try it out.

The selection was not stellar - this was the only beer that caught my eye. It poured a nice amber color with a slight head lacing. Hops dominated the aroma. This was even hoppy for an IPA. But I like hops. It had a nie sweetness that I didn't expect, balance quite well with the hop character. It had a nice creaminess and slight alcohol warmth. I'd like to have this available to drink often. It's a great IPA.

Photo of IntriqKen
3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a med. golden with hints of red.
Nice head in the glass.
Smell of hops and more hops and a little lemon.
Tastes sharply of hops with a little lemon peel....very typical of a west coast IPA.
Aftertaste was of citrus rind. Nice remaining warmth from the alcohol.
Didn't complement my pizza well....bad choice on my part.
I couldn't drink many of these due to the astringent aftertaste

Photo of emanon
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All around good IPA, Very refreshing. Light orange in color fairly clear, smells of fresh grass/floralness. Tastes good, grapfruity slightly "tingy", crisp well balanced IPA. refreshing! fairly wet, then feels dryer on the finish. I enjoyed it. I ordered the santa fe wrap with it. And it really brought out the alchohol presence (6.9 I believe) would have paired much better with the hot wings.

Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Carmel Country Road. One of the better products in the lineup. Gold with a little white head. Good bitterness and C hop. Your prototype West Coast IPA. Well malted, though you just taste the citrus.Columbus, Cascade, Willamette and Centennial.

Photo of MiScusi
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Oggi's Corona, CA location. This looked good coming out of the gates- a nice pine smell (no relation to the city it is named after), but the taste is a little astringent in the bitterness to me- it really lingers, a little more than I would like. The mouthfeel is a little slick, probably because of the higher alcohol content for an IPA. It features the hops very nicely but in the end its the finish that doesn't quite do it for me.

Photo of Padron4KM
2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle,no freshness date.

light amber with a few bits of sediment floating around. Lively carbonation supports a creamy tan head. Decent lace.

Aromas of fresh cut grass, citrus and pine. Caramel maltiness hiding in the background.

Flavor is citrus peel and pine up front, with some caramel sweetness in the middle, and a very dry piney, citrus pith finish.

Not very balanced. All hops and no malt, makes for a very dry mouth.

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I ordered up a pint of this brew at Oggi's in Vista. T.P.I. had a clear amber color, some modest carbonation and a scraggly white head that sputtered down to a thin collar all too quickly.
The first and nearly only thing I could notice in the nose of this IPA was the powerful grapefruity hops aroma. Some mild biscuit malt aroma lurked in the background but all indications were that this promised to be one massively hopped brew.
A sip provided my palate with an immediate searing surge of pine- and grapefruit-inspired bitterness. This caused a near-fatal "palate hops coma" as my tastebuds became benumbed. Some relief came as the beer mellowed a bit but by then the damage was done. The feel was medium/light and quite dry.
Overall, this was a scorcher of a West Coast IPA, heavily hopped and lacking the hops-to-malt balance I like in an IPA. Bigger is not always better.

Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer departs the 22-ounce bottle a clear mahogany color with chunks of goodies, the head is substantial and off white, as it erodes the lace forms a concealing sheet upon the glass. Nose has a decent hop floral aroma, chased by the sweet malt, crisp and clean. Start is a bit sweet with a pleasant malt profile and a modest bitter bite at thee back, top is medium in feel. Finish has a determined acidity with hops deliciously spicy, dry and long lasting aftertaste to seal off the beer, drinkable and a nice IPA

Photo of jcalabre
2.97/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have had this India Pale Ale several times at the Oggi's Pizza & Brewing in Mission Viejo, California. I am writing this review from my notes.
In my opinion, this is a very average west coast IPA. It's a medium golden color with a floral nose. It has a hoppy flavor. If you have a family, Oggi's is kid-friendly and the beer is decent, but not spectacular

Photo of barleywinebrewer
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to intriken for a growler of this brew!

A - Hazy golden amber color with a white head.
S - piney citric hops meld over a caramel taste.
T - initial mix of citric and piney hops fades over to a piney catty hop note.
M - medium bodied, nicely carbonated, sharp catty after effect.
D - decent enough brew, bit sharper catty hop effect in the end of the glass.

Photo of aracauna
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The nose is huge and full of fresh cascades. It's like I just opened a bag of leaf hops to dry hop a beer. The hops are huge and a little raw. The flavor is definitely on the dry side. It's an excellent IPA, but I think I'd like a bit more malt flavor and body to back up the raging hops.

Photo of Thorpe429
1.28/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A: way too light to be an ipa. Looks like a lager.

S: almost nothing. Less hop presence than the pale ale. Terrible.

T: grassy or wheaty and way too bitter. Not hop bitter--bitter face tape bitter. Gross.

M: exceedingly dry with minimal carbonation.

D: I would not have another.

Photo of charlzm
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 11/05/07 at Oggi's Santa Clarita, CA.

Light golden hue with white head. Grapefruit, pine aromas greet the nose. Hop profile more pine that citrus on the tongue, almost no malt to note. Clean, slightly astringent finish with mild, pleasing bitterness. Unremarkable IPA.

Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Typical IPA...medium brown/dark orange with a thick white head and great lacing.

S - Reeks of hops, but also has very subtle fruit/spice notes in the background. Hardly any malt aroma present, but smelled extremely fresh.

T - Similar to the aroma, this beer was hops all the way through. BUT, there were also light fruit notes in the middle...I'm assuming from the hop combination used. Almost flirts with the fine line between IPA and DIPA when it comes to flavor.

M/D - Lots of carbonation and has a medium body. "Chewy" hop feel on the plate with all the bitterness, but overall very drinkable. Too bad this isn't available anywhere else outside of Oggi's Pizza

Photo of womencantsail
3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Oggi's Tustin

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.

Photo of Gavage
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy light orange color with a short 1" head that falls apart quickly. Nice lacing develops.

Smell: sharp pine and grapefruit aromas are easy to detect outside the glass.

Taste: caramel, pine, grapefruit, and some soft orange tones arrive late. Bitterness is sharp and upfront.

Mouhtfeel: this was a very crisp beer throughout. Very long aftertaste as the bitterness glues itself to the tongue. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: pretty good. A straight forward IPA that won't overly excite you, but it is worthy of a pint or two.

Photo of ChappyCubsFan
3.01/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Having stopped at Oggi's - Temecula for lunch after leaving the Strong Ale Festival at Pizza Port last December, and having destroyed my tastebuds on rediculously hoppy (but great) brews such as DUIPA, Racer X and Exponential Hoppiness, I owed it to Oggi's to go back and give this IPA another try. Sorry, Oggi's. I could not get past the bitterness. It pours nice and looks nice, but other than that it did nothing for me. I kept looking for some relief from the malt to provide some hint of sweetnesss, and I was hoping there would be some creaminess and citrus awakening with each sip. It never happened. It was disappointing.

Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Quotations the other night. Had this after the Hop Juice, which I thought might be a mistake. However, this beer more then held its own.

The beer pours a peachy orange color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is quite intriguing on this beer, consisting of underlying citrus, a touch of pine and fruit cup. The flavors replicate the nose, and I love how light on the palate this beer seems. It's not the least bit heavy or tiring to drink, and like the hop juice, I'm amazed by the array of flavors I get in this beer. There's also a mandarin orange component, that is just beautiful with the fruit cup flavor. Very impressive. Drinkability is very good on this beer, with the alcohol very well disguised.

Extremely impressive. This beer, along with the hop juice, show the skills of a particularly capable/gifted brewer.

Photo of warmstorage
2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle, no dating evident.

Appearance: Pours a bright medium orange, very interesting since there is a LOT of chunky floaty at the bottom of the bottle. Moderate off-white head disappears fairly quickly, leaving significant fine lacing.

Aroma: orange-y fruity, hints of sweet citrus hops, but far from overwhelming, especially for a beer that is dry hopped twice, both in the fermenter and in the serving tank.

Taste: a little sour, moderate hop bite, but again, far from impressive. Slightly sweet, slightly metallic, finishes with a decent piney hop note. Alcohol not particularly evident.

Mouth: medium full, with moderate carbonation, tingles slightly warm for a while. Perhaps its best suit.

Overall: Very ho-hum. Drinkable beer, but quite disappointing for a west coast style IPA whose label advises "Hop Drinkers, get ready, get set, go!"

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Sampled at the Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company situated in the Mall of Orange in the company of Orange’s finest BA double act, OCBrewFish and Swillinbrew, as well as meeting Corona BA BennyPil here also.

Appearance: Amber hued clear orange with the merest hint of dissolved hops. Soft off-white head, the cap on delivery soon fizzled away but there was some nice lacing and some resilience from the broken covering. Good levels of conditioning.

Nose: Feisty hops, sharp citric hops tingle with caramelized malts. Grapefruit, orange and pine oils are the order of the day though. Good Cali-IPA nose on this one.

Taste: Reflects the nose, balancing malts have a light toasted caramel feel, but its all about the hops without being too one sided. Sharp grapefruits blend nicely with the softer and thicker hop oils. Hints of orange and a citric feel throughout. Clean but hoppy with a dry but flaky bitterness.

Mouthfeel: With a slow gentle pour of the glass, this IPA seems rather viscous, carbonation appearing to slow in the oily hop body. Yet surprisingly the feel is a little lighter than it looks.

Drinkability: Smooth and balanced, a good drinker, alone or with a spicy Burger. I could handle few of these no worries.

Overall: Tasty stuff, I would certainly pick this (very West Coast) IPA up again when I come here again.

Photo of
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle

Clear, true gold in color. Large, just off white, bubbly head. Decent lacing, not much legs.

Citrus aroma, pretty light though. Grapefruit, mainly. Grass. Touch of earthiness and some sweet/fruity stuff going on.

Taste was much more bitter than sweet, grapefruit and grass. Not very balanced, but I am OK with that. Hint of herbal/medicinal taste, which, fortunately, didn't detract from the experience.

Medium body. Medium to high carbonation. Pretty dry.

Definately one for hopheads, as balance isn't really what this beer is about. A generous hop fix at a somewhat reasonable ABV.

Photo of GClarkage
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Late May 2006- Had at Oggi's in Escondido,CA.

Presentation- Via the tap into two sets of samplers.

Appearance- Amber in color, somewhat clear. Small white head with light lacing.

Smell- More malty than hoppy. Malt is sweet and toasted, hops are fruity and piney.

Taste- Mild hop presence. Bit of floral taste with some pine sap added. More malt that hops. Maybe better suited as a pale ale.

Mouthfeel- Light carbonation, dry and light bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability- See taste description. Overall average beer whatever it is.

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Torrey Pines IPA from Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.
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