rmussman (1702) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at City Beer. Pours deep amber brown. Big on hops but not to an extreme. Really smooth drink. Quality malts. Very good brew.
LilBeerDoctor (3516) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, citrus, hop oils. Flavor of caramel malt, bready malt, bitter and citrus hops in the finish. Light for a IIPA, although the mouthfeel is slightly sticky. A tasty IIPA from Bear Republic.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber with a thin cream head. Sweet citrus and floral nose. Flavor goes sweet as well with caramel malt added to the citrus and dry earthy hops. Dry moderate bitter finish.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask @ Toronado. Pour was a cloudy orange-yellow color with a thick white soapy head. The aroma had a piney quality but was not overly intense and a defined grainy note. The taste was smooth with much of the hop flavor coming on the back end. A nice DIPA that doesn’t try and overwhelm with the high alpha hops.
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Barleys Smokehouse. Clear gold pour with a medium off-white head. Nose is equally malt and hop. Some dank earthy hops and sweet malt. Sweet and somewhat boozy flavor with a bitter earthy finish.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Toronado. Red-amber color with a medium, frothy head. Spicy and earthy hop aorma with a touch of citrus and some sweet malt. Earthy and a bit rough in flavor with a medium sweetness and light caramel. Some bread crust as well. Medium-high bitterness. Not really the kind of DIPA that I can get into.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden orange with a fizzy white head. Earthy pine and grapefruit aroma. Tastes of pine lemon grapefruit and orange. Thick sticky palate.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone 14th VIP Session
Appearance: Pours an orange amber ,translucent yet cloudy, with only a thin film of white for head.
Aroma: Grapefruit and pine resin.
Taste: Piney hops, melon, and grapefruit. Lasting bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: A tad astringent, prickly carbonation.
Overall: Another enjoyable hoppy beer from Bear Republic.
Nickls (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Old BA rate - tap)
Copper brown in color with a thick slightly off-white head with solid retention. More of a flowery hop aroma with some good maltiness. Straight hop bitterness and very much aligned with the aroma in the flower and malts. I got some degree of a funky aftertaste, and not sure if it was just the sample that I had. Viscous and slightly creamy. Pretty nice, but not necessarily what I was looking for. This was more of a sipper than the Apex from BR, but still pretty drinkable. Overall, this was a great brew, but nothing in comparison to Apex
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Craft. Hazy golden pour with 1-finger off-white clingy head. Nose is piney hops, citrus, tropical fruit, black pepper. Has a dense, very complex palate that inundates you with piney hops, citrus, tropical fruit, and spicy peppery notes. Very well balanced with a hefty malt bill and very complex, this one is stellar.