Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery. Lots of tasty IPAs, double IPAs, etc. at this place, though Headshake was one of my favorites. Fruity, floral and clean. Big alcohol was hidden dangerously well. Rich malt backbone, but not overly sweet. Bread, light toast and crackers mostly. Not overly bitter, either. Good balance. Tasty stuff.
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Belmont Station. Clear golden pour with white foam. Has some sweet caramel and stone fruit, but big time grapefruit, pine, and fresh flowers. Really nice and aromatic. Kind of an oily citrus quality to the palate. Lots of good citric flavor and bitterness, some pine, and a touch of fruity sweetness. Mild malt contributions, but good body. Nice beer.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Apex. Deep golden with a slight haze and bright white head some lacing. Hop profile is more weed and garlic than tropical. Dank, piney, mellow garlic/green onion undertones and no real grain character to speak of. Slightly sweet piney weed up front moves into peppery dry and cracker malt and finishes on the bitter side.
mcberko (9343) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Apex, pours a clear pale golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of herbal hops, pine and dry crackery malts. Flavour is wonderfully constructed and balanced, with piney and herbal hops, some light fruitiness and just enough of a malt backbone to hold it together. Another excellent IIPA from these guys.
Ferris (7670) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Lots of tropical fruit especially mango. Clear gold with a nice white head. Tropical fruit and a nice citrus bitterness. Well done.
jredmond (6297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a bright, slightly hazy orange body with white lacing. Aroma is funky tropical fruits - really nice. Mouthfeel is creamy with notes of funky Nelson, moteuka, mango and tropical fruit.
dyan (31) - Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at ABV. A clear light orange with a dense, white head that falls off to a thin ring leaving little lacing. The nose is awesome. Bright, pungent, citrus and piney hops. Bitter pine, mildly earthy, mildly minty. Moderate tropical fruit as well. The palate opens with a big, pleasing pungent bitterness, palate bruising in its awesomeness. Bright hop flavor with a ridiculous amount of pine with a little spruce, grapefruit and candied orange peel. While the beer is resiny on the finish, it does feel just a hair watery on the mid palate in a way that?s distracting. Malt character is practically absent. Medium light in body, moderately carbonated , this beer has a long, bitter finish with grapefruit peel and zest most noticeable. Barley Brown?s DIPAs have always had a mild astringency on the bitterness and this isn?t an exception. The Chinook also adds a little catty flavor. Nice stuff.
douglas88 (7248) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at APEX. Awesome beer. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A massive fruity fresh hop nose. A deep rich hop flavor, huge fruit, some resin, lemons and orange, a bit of dry malt backbone. Flavorful, big and super drinkable. Lovely. Reminds me of PTE a bit.
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at APEX
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of onion, grapefruit and pine. Taste is oily, diesel, grapefruit and pine resin
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Apex. Clear sunny golden color. Aroma is guava, passionfruit, and grapefruit. Taste is caramelized orange and grapefruit, guava, and a touch of pine resin. Sweet tropical fruit finish with just the right amount of bitterness.