Sample at the brewpub. Clear yellow-orange color with a medium thin and foamy off-white head with fair retention. Top ring of lace on the glass. Aroma of citrus and pine, plus a touch of malt. Medium-bodied and moderately hoppy with flavors of hops, malt and spices. Oak undertones as well. The finish is hoppy and leaves a bitter aftertaste. Above average overall.
This is a tasty IPA but not an especially strongly hoppy one, esp. for a West Coast beer.
Amber, it has a thin, off-white head slowly shrinking to a ring and wisps. It has fairly nice, even rings of lace.
The aroma is fruity-malty with juice, lemon, [pine, honey, and grapes, especially muscat.
The taste is similar, with malty body and sweet fruitiness, light winey grape quality with grain, a hint of crackers, a light pine-citrus hop bitterness just dominating the finish. It has balanced flavour and is smooth with a good range of character.
Clear gold with nice head retention (as most of their beers seem to have here). No aroma. Flavor starts with piny hops, segues into a little sweet malt and finishes a little spicy (black pepper). Lingering bitter aftertaste.