stantheman (786) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Met in New West. A cloudy orange-amber color, with a whitish head. Fruity, citrus hops on the nose. Very bitter and citrus on the tongue. A bit of malt in the background is all. A very nice IPA.
jgb9348 (5096) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great hazy amber and copper coloured body with a bit of a rust glow and an almost perfect, two centimetre tall tan head - this looks like a good IPA. Aroma of fresh cascade hops with a bit of pine, resin and pineapple in the mix, a good malt base and a bit of a floral nose as well. Medium-bodied; Assertive piney and floral hop notes that fade fairly quickly and show a good malt backbone, quite a bit of sweetness and a definite floral note. Aftertaste shows the sweetness through honey, the hops through pine and the malt through caramel - nice, but showing much less hops than I’d expect from a PNW IPA that is consumed super fresh. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington on 11-January-2013 for US$3.99, sampled at home in Washington on 17-January-2013.
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a cloudy apricot brown color with a fluffy white head. The nose is citrus, cilantro and grapefruit skin. The pallet is bitter hops followed by grassy/cilantro, floral and a fruit hop flavor and finishes with an astringent grapefruit flavor.
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mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good but not spectacular IPA. Hoppy and bitter in the West Coast still. Flavor has depth, but it runs a tad flat, and dissipates quickly.
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robforbes (2087) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy amber with a medium size egg-shell head.
smell is of caramel, floral, and hops.
taste is of caramel, hops, citrus, and malt in the back. ends a little thin and bitter.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This should be classified as an IIPA. Big big malt and big big hops combine to make an excellent northwest style ipa. Malty and rich in the aroma followed up with a roundhouse kick of PNW hops, piney, grapefruit, fuzzy and citrusy. This beer teeters on being slightly too bitter...but then the malt balance tips the tables back toward balanced. The cracker-like malt is not lost in the dry finish.
beerye79 (2) - bonney lake, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I grabbed this beer as a "try new" beer... I found it to be one of the best, if.not the best IPA’s I’ve tried thus far. A light flavor with a mild hoppy taste, which leaves you with a mild aftertaste... which you’ll enjoy.
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Seahawks stadium. Light orange amber colour, medium off-white head. Aroma is a little stinky wet hair and citrus oil (I think the lines need cleaning). Flavour is thinnish malt (more reed/straw than caramel) and bitter citrus with some light pine. Better than any draft lager here, but not great by PNW IPA standards.
Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade from curly - thanks!Reddish copper, thin beige head. Big grapefruit aroma, plus some pine and caramel. Flavor is hop dominated, of course, and a nice caramel base. Very tasty.
PorterPounder (6221) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seattle, Wa - on tap at Safeco Fieldhouse - Mariners-Twins game. Dark amber pour, off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma has some nice spruce accents, a touch of caramel. Flavor is full of bittersweet grapefruit, some nuttiness and a back end of caramel sweetness. Thickish mouthfeel. Pretty solid.