tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy, floral, and citrus hop notes grace the sweet aroma. Hazy copper body topped by a decent white head that recedes to cover with some lacing. Hop forwards flavour delivers what the aroma suggests with a nice supporting malt base and moderate to strong bitterness. Moderate for a PNW IPA that is. Medium bodied with decent carbonation.. Enjoyed on tap at Portland Craft.
teamsale (152) - Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours a hazy rusty amber with a two finger tan head and light lacing. Smells caramel malt, tastes much the same. Sweetness in the flavor, bitterness in the aftertaste. Very malt forward, this is not your average west coast IPA.
chriszfat (84) - 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 (2269) - 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 Not really good....old school IPA that feels outdated.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 (3658) - 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 (505) - 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 (286) - 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!
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biirusaikou (2477) - - 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 (513) - 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 (3628) - 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.