ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the glass it has an amber color with a small head. There is some hops and pine that I notice in the glass. The taste is resin and some citrus. Not a big flavor though, rather mild considering it was on tap.
mrohia (121) - - NOV 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chappy's. Dayton, OH. Copper, crisp, hoppy, aromatic, all-around delicious.
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kidmartinek (3218) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber orange color. Large, sticky off-white head. The aroma is danky. The flavor is too and tastes like how primo budding hop cones smell. Its a potent beer with an up-front punch and a creamy backend. It leaves a sticky, foamy residue all over the glass.
beerandbeyond (609) - ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap sample poured into a wine glass.
Clear copper color with a small white head.
Spicy herbal hop nose with some piney tones, caramel malt and mandarin.
Hi bitterness, resinous hop flavor, some nuts and peaches.
Medium body, long bitter finish, alcohol well hidden. Nice.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper/dark gold with a thin white head. Firm hoppy nose with grassy floral tones, with a firm earthy malty nutty backbone. The taste has a huge flavor with incredible balance. Nice leafy earthy hoppiness with a earthy malty toffee and caramel backbone. Nice big bitterness but restrained enough to be smooth and balanced.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery, on October 15, 2012
2012 version at 8.1% ABV and 42 IBU.
Clear amber to copper color, white head. Sweet, hoppy, herbal, tiny hints of mint, green hops, citrus taste. Dry, herbal, hoppy aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness. Sweet, hoppy, citrus, herbal, green hops scent.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ale to a new chief, outstanding hop scent on this beer, almost like smelling a fresh hop. Taste is a super ran blend of citrus and hop notes, probably one of my favorite pale alea.
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DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep coppery-red color; pours a medium head with slight retention; good lacing Very sweet smelling; strong notes of malt and toffee with some figs lingering around; the smell can almost be described as "thick"
Very sweet, malty flavor; almost no hint of alcohol at all, very smooth; flavors of toffee, malt, and sticky sweet sugar. Medium-bodied; extremely smooth, a little sticky; lightly carbonated. This brew was delicious! Very sweet and filling, it felt like something I could sip not just as a dessert beer, but for dessert itself. If this wasn’t retired I’d definitely go buy another bottle. Also, this doesn’t taste ANYTHING like an imperial IPA. It’s heavy on the malt and sweetness, but only has a very slight bitterness; it feels and tastes more like a barleywine than a pale. If you’re looking for a seriously hoppy brew then you’re in the wrong place!
Steve_0 (2110) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Inaugural Boulder IPA Fest. Clear, deep, copper appearance with an off-white head and great lacing. Really sweet aroma with grapefruit, citrus, light pine, and bread. Taste is really smooth with flavors of orange peel, caramel, grass, and floral hops ending very dry-to-medium bitter. Sticky mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Nice!
PhillyCraft (2767) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poured a clear amber with medium white head and ample lacing. Aromas of pine, caramel, and lemon citrus. Taste is the same with smaller notes of sugary toffee and earthy flowers. I would say this is medium bodied with a bitter finish from the cascades. Enjoyable.