TBone (12963) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@Wet Dog Cafe, Astoria
Hazy deep amber color, decent beige head, lace. Fruity, resiny hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Starts quite salty, woody, piney flavors, good bitterness, lingering licorice in the aftertaste. Quite good drinkability compared to IBUs and ABV. Good solid, "salty" DIPA. Piney flavor stays in your mouth for ages.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy but vibrant golden-red. Abundant tropical fruit nose (mango, grapefruit) with light orange and wood notes. Really rich...massive resiny, woody hops with grapefruit, mango and lemon signature and a healthy dose of earthy, breadcrusty crystal malts. Drinks pretty easy for 9.6%, no wonder that growler got me tipsy.
bhensonb (11382) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong hop aroma. Perhaps a combo of floral and pine. Possibly citrus lurks. Really nice smell. Very hazy deep amber color with a white head that quickly filmed. The hop flavor is strong and mixed, at the start. I vote for pine and floral. Light carbonation. Full bodied. Good malt backbone. Dry, bitter finish. Leaves the mouth redolent of pine. Perhaps a bit of citrus sour at the back of the mouth.
Lubiere (10285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed amber copper ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, pleasant piney and floral hops, caramel malt, orange pulp, wild grass, quite nice. In mouth, an intense grassy hops with lingering bitterness, grapefruit, a bit agressive. On tap at OBF Fringe Fest Belmont Station, July 30 2011.
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour. The aroma is intensely hoppy. Fresh pine resin and spruce. Aggressive resinous bitterness. Enamel-peeling really. A little bit of fruit and a lot of bitterness. Pretty solid IIPA
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a hazy ruddy orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Citrusy hops aroma with notes of honey and pine. Medium body with a moderately hoppy character with piney and citrusy notes, along with sweet malt and honey in the background. The finish is hoppy with a tart citrus aftertaste. Pretty good all around, almost like Hopslam’s younger brother.
DuffMan (6974) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub, also sampled at the Spring Beer Fest in Portland. Hazy red-orange with an orange-tinted head. Intensely hoppy aroma featuring citrus rind and mango, some coniferous undertones. Earthy toffee malt supports a rich bath of hop character: lots of tropical fruit and resin. Heavy mouthfeel, oily, with an intensely bitter finish. So good!
FROTHINGSLOSH (5045) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Portland trip. Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a hazy caramel color with a medium sized yellow-white head. The aroma was strong sweet pineapple and grapefruit. The flavor was strong and crisp bitter grapefruit that had great oomph and a solid undertone of brown sugary. Long bitter hoppy finish. Fairly full bodied. Excellent.
BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(2005 Newport Microbrew Festival) This was an awesome IPA. The aroma was huge and the flavor was also just as well. The hops nose on this beer grabbed you and did not let go. A fresh drinkable beer with a great overall flavor. The clear golden tan color made this a great beer. One of the best at the festival. The strong alcohol did not give this beer away at all. Hard to tell but after a few you would have been on the floor. This was a strong beer and not for the weak.
boFNjackson (4156) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ OBF... Poured amber/burnt orange with a thick, white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Big hops up front with a little bit of grains and much noticeable alcohol. Had a malty finish.