ACHops (1374) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Airways Brewery in Kent. Pours amber with thin head. Floral, piney aroma. Hops are fresh and lingering. Tastes like it’s dry-hopped. Kinda mild for an imperial, but hops and malt are balanced. I like this better than their standard IPA.
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is mild honey and grapefruit. Taste is the same with more alcohol and bitterness. Almost reminded me of a Old Fashioned in some ways...but not in an appealing way.
Hanuta06 (446) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: light pine hop.
Appearance: average-sized, rocky, off-white, initial head with good lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Hazy, medium-orange body.
Taste: moderately bitter, citrus initial flavor and finish with average duration.
Palate: medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber, thin head. Slightly toasty, slightly citrusy, smooth, sweetish with light crystal mat character. Decent, maybe a touch strong and chewy for me.
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the taproom, 07/11/14.
Clear golden amber with a moderate off white covering that clears to a swirl.
Nose is caramel malt, grapefruit, bitter orange, straw, hop tunes.
Taste comprises pine, bitter orange, hops shine a little more over the aroma, grapefruit, citric peel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough DIPA but a little heavy handed compared to their more solid IPA’s.
mackRIS (37) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours golden orange with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is earthy and pine. Flavor is bitter, earthy, citrus.
Ferris (12902) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Pine and skunk. Cleanish gold with a decent white head. Sweet and piney. Sweetness really throws it off, not their best.
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy dark orange amber with a large beige head. Aroma brings out loads of resinous hops, lots of caramel malt, syrup, and grapefruit zest. Flavour is identical, with a little too much malt for my liking, leading to loads of grapefruit zest that overrides it. Weird IIPA. Good, but a bit off the mark.
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with w fairly large off white head on there. Nose is earthy and grassy and lacks the frsh hop character I really wanted. Taste is moderately bitter and earthy without the freshness Iike in IPAs.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster from a bomber at the Hanshin Seed Event. Deep coppery gold. Very hoppy herbal & slightly piney bouquet. Medium bodied with a slightly slick mouthfeel & dry finish. The taste is bitter but not that complex, sweet malts, fruity hop notes then resin & pine sap. Pretty good.
onceblind (7480) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy copper under a thin foamy head. The aroma has some earthy bitter floral tones and something akin to stir dry pork. Flavor was a bit too earthy bitter with some leafy hop tones, some earthy old pine and old grapefruit rind. Nothing bad by all means but nothing particularly great.