harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Released fall 2012
Identity Crisis Sour IPA, Farmhouse Style Ale
From the bottle: "This beer is a blend of naturally soured versions of Validation Imperial IPA and Nevermind White IPA. These beers went through a regular primary fermentation, then an extended dry-hopped open fermentation. The result is a crisp, slightly sour brew with grapefruit and pineapple notes imparted by Mother Nature."
Murky peach colored with some loose cream foam falls away quickly to a etched surface. Spruce tips, resin, a little lemon and some BO. Flavor is bitter, then bicarbonate and then some light tartness that reminds me of sweetened ruby grapefruit. Iím uncertain of all the character on it, but itís interestingly nuanced. Medium on full bodied with a tight and sharp carb and a bit of a wet finish. Nice beer, very fun.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strange nose of feet bile orange pepper lemon like acidity. Orange pour thin white head and soft lace. Flavors of orange lemon funky lactic bile notes a little herbal. Very interesting. Tangy bright carbonation. This couldn't have been done on purpose. Not bad.
"Meh" (Jon, 2006).
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ a recent tasting... Poured pale, golden with a thin head. Nice character on this one. But overall underwhelming. Mild acid, with bugs on some citrus hop characters. Infected IPA?
cmonster (948) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy light orange. Short head that finishes as a thin film. Light citrus, yeast, and a touch of funk. Light sweet, light sour - pleasant flavor. Light body, solid carbonation, thin-oily texture, and a dry tart-grapefruit finish. Another excellent effort.