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Faultline - Aftershock Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Aftershock Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 04-21-2013)
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Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Aftershock Brewing Company in Temecula, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight tropical aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells much better than it tastes.

UCLABrewN84, May 11, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Nugganooch
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Aftershock – Temecula, CA
Notes from 08/18/13 - 4oz taster

A: Pure caramel color body with ample clarity and a thin topping of off white suds. Moderately low retention efforts that slip away to just a thin film hugging the edge of the glass. Some light dots and streak of stick remain after each sip.

S: Smells real floral with a twist of tangerine and pine. There is a base of caramel malt sweetness emerging to round out the nose. Pleasant hoppy aromas with a nice botanic quality.

T: Tastes of floral hops mixed with citrus zest and pine resin. A touch sweeter with some caramel malt presence and bit of toasted pale malts. There is a light tropical flare coming in. Moderate to higher level of bitterness to the beer and a bit of alcohol coming through in flavor.

M: Moderate sized body with a nice smooth texture. Carb is a touch on the lower side but does not detract from the overall quality. Nice drying crisp on the finish. Touch of residual linger.

D: A fair DIPA with some nice hoppy flavors made up of mostly floral and citrus. A touch on the sweeter side but with honest balance. Slightly unremarkable but nothing really flawed.

Nugganooch, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This pours a clear dark amber with an auburn cast. Not much of a head in the tall tulip glass, and below average carbonation in general. I am struggling to get much actual smell out of this, but it is powerfully hoppy-fruity in the nose and on the tongue.

Rather sweet with a perfumey flavor along with the malt. Intense fruity hop flavor with some candy. Actually, it's really sweet. Dried pineapple and frozen apple juice concentrate. Some roasted malt along with all the caramel. With the right hops this could be an amber Barley Wine. Back of the throat scratchiness. A little woody and rather acidic with all the hops. Plenty of bitterness in the aftertaste.

Here's yet another new brewery promising a full line of beers. They list 10 on tap already. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Barons Marketplace on Point Loma Blvd. I wish they would lose the yellow wax dip, but that makes it "special."

mactrail, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of James_Cody
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%

James_Cody, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at the source itself and served in an 8 ounce snifter. On to the beer:

It's amber orange colored and given a tiny head on the pour, leaving a few whisps of lace. This Double IPA goes down the route of a juicy IPA rather than a grapefruit or pine bomb, giving off nice tropical flavors which aren't too intense. Its alcohol is hidden as well, a bonus. However, like the other two Aftershock beers which I samples, has little carbonation. Good as it stands, but with more bubbles has potential to get to the next level.

DoubleJ, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

WDJersey, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Devinph
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I don't know if I just got a bad batch or what... The flavor was there, however there was no carbonation in the bottle. I know if this was carbonated it would be a great beer. I have a couple other bottles from them. Hopefully the stout will be better.

Devinph, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of letsgodrinking
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%

letsgodrinking, Sep 19, 2014
Faultline from Aftershock Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.