bpreo (1186) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Itís made out of a light but strong metal (not sure what it is). Makes for safe and easy camping, hiking, biking, or backpacking. Save the cap, and use the bottle as an emergency water bottle. When you get lost in the wilderness, you can use the bottle to store your own urine for a last resort.
troopie (2021) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with lasting white head. Hoppy aroma, smells like an IPA. Full bodied flavour, like a cross between an IPA and a strong pils. Seems long stored
neepsntatties (907) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Base Camp. Colour...slightly hazy apricot-amber. Nose...slightly piney hops, but not resinous with some honey infused grain. Palate... Some dry, earthy hops with pine pitch and needles (yes, Iíve tasted both!) and some grain, all of which works its way towards a well blended taste and feel across the palate.
pdx77 (393) - Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Base Camp. Such a smooth and hoppy (in a floral citrusy way). Flavor of apricot shines through. Did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did.
pdx76 (144) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Firkin at green dragon firkin fest - pours cloudy amber, off white medium head. Nose of sweet nectar and malt. Nice balance of hop and malt. Has a moderate hop bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Fatehunter (793) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 22oz metal bottle, one and half fingers of cork colored head. A hazy, copper colored body.
The smell of lemon and grapefruit.
The taste is interesting in a good way. Medium bitterness throughout with a short finish. Pretty mellow overall.
A little fizz in the texture. Moderate carbonation and medium body.
Great drinkability and from a metal bottle. Perfect for a camping trip.
brianprentiss (658) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
holy moly, this is an excellent beer, it will change the way you think about lagers!
Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from firkin at the 6th Annual Rogue Firkin Fest at Green Dragon. The beer is a slightly hazy amber color with a medium foamy white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruit and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of floral hops, fruit and sherry. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Reid (1615) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz beautiful aluminium bottle from "Lifesource",Salem
As far as appearance, have to say this bottle is amazing, pity they didnít have a screw top as this would make a kick ass water bottle.
Beer appearance its amber.. kinda dark for a PL..large eggshell white head.
Nice enough aroma..piney hop..light caramel malts. Nice
Smooth caramel, Scottish fudge malts and nice grassy/grapefruit hop. I like
Good thick creamy palate.
Overall nice beer..and again lovely packaging
boFNjackson (3628) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Base Campe... Poured deep amber with a moderate, khaki head. Nose had a wonderful bouquet of floral, NW hops. Full bodies, moderate mouthfeel. Some bitterness and hop tones, bready malts for balance. Clean finish. Not much oak presence though.