Faultline | Aftershock Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Aftershock Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mactrail on 04-21-2013

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by DoubleJ:
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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GRG1313
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber picked up down Old Fort Rd from the brewery (Mrs. Bastard and her Sis weren't keen on joining me for an afternoon of debauchery). So here I sit at the ranch enjoying a few beverages. Faultline is true to the So. Cal D/IIPA script, nicely hopped with an above-average .abv! This would have a place in the D/IIPA rotation...to bad it's probably not distributed to NC!

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Photo of Birmz
2.76/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2016 On tap at the brewery. Nothing special here. Very watery and lacking any real flavors.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
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."

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of James_Cody
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Dbenitez
4.65/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good iPa, great taste and feel, good for starters

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Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of DrJones
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCimpi
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick_Ereth
1.43/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

If you are a fan of IPAs then do NOT take my advice! Not my cup of tea - or should I say glass of beer!

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Photo of pm5k00
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Drank on 6/6/18, but sticker from Total Wine (Temecula) says 11/20/17 ( So this IIPA is past its prime drinking age).
Poured from a 22oz Bomber, pours light orange/dark yellow with minimal head. Descent carbonation.
Aroma is faint, smells like a mix of Columbus and Nelson Sauvin. Aroma is probably faded due to age of beer.
Taste is fine, mild sweetness with a low bitterness level for an IIPA ( I would guess 50 IBUs at this point)
Pretty smooth overall, nothing spectacular, however due to its age it taste more like a blonde Barleywine, I would bet good money this IIPA taste vastly different fresh.

Please keep in mind that this review is for a 7+ month old IIPA.

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Photo of Devinph
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of letsgodrinking
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of johlac66
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Faultline from Aftershock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 19 ratings