ACHops (1247) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Tippe & Drague. Pours dark orange with thick creamy very lacey head. Aroma is mildly sweet malt. Taste is medium caramel malt with big juicy citrus hop flavors. Notes of orange, passion fruit, lemon, and grapefruit. Bitter on the finish. Sizable abv for a standard IPA. Honestly not a standout among excellent WA IPAs, but not at all bad.
chriszfat (79) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Smell is sticky, sweet, malty. Color is golden and clear with little head. Drinks slightly sweet and toffee Carmel finish. Could use more hoppy finish but solid.
willisread (2018) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Watering Hole. Thanks for sharing Eric! Hazy Amber with a small beige head that lingers. Malty nose with biscuit and caramel. Full body with average carbonation. Hides the abv pretty well. Malt forward with with littler any hop character. Not really good....old school IPA that feels outdated.
authenticmead (69) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh. Nothing interesting here. It's a Carmel malt bomb with harsh hop bitterness up front (typical Puget Sound/Washington old way of brewing IPA) and not much late aroma and flavor. There is a subtle touch of hop resin and spice however. Quite dark for an IPA. Comes across as a heavy American Amber (drinks like a 10% rather than 7.2) with some hops; a poor attempt to a GF hop head red? I wish I could get into it but there's no way it's a second Pinter let alone finishing the first pint.
shoulderbroken (3449) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Grub. Aroma is a little spicy, lots of malt, touch of resin. Taste is nice, fruity, quite bitter, biscuity malt but all about the hops. Sticky, resinous. Nice.
Koskela (490) - Marysville, California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A mild hop aroma comes from this hazish Orange brew with floaties. The taste is sweet but bitter with low carb and a medium body. A smooth finish and an almost English style aftertaste.
Bcoble003 (280) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - MAY 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Out of can and beer rating 250! Not terrible but still a mile stone nothing special in my opinion an IPA tastes like every other!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
biirusaikou (2305) - - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Berries and caramel. Bitter caramel, apricot, apple, biscuit, pine, weed, hoppy finish. Nice ipa with a rich hop/caramel character.
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sparta’s. : golden with big white head. Don’t remember all the details, but bottom line is the this is drinkable.
Bulk_Carrier (3412) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt golden orange with a big white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a whole lot of messy lacing all over the place.
The smell had a huge caramel maltiness with a little bit of grassy hops in the background.
The taste was mainly malty sweet and had a fairly decent caramel aftertaste with a lingering sweet malty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a huge sessionability about it. Probably could pound this all day.
Overall, I say this was honestly an okay IPA, seemed like it came across more of an EIPA as the hops were extremely subdued. Still do - able.
Sledutah (6750) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can picked up at Total Wine
Clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel and dusty. Taste is malty, caramel and pine resin
Average, tastes old but looking at the other ratings it sounds like the norm for this beer.