craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tasting on 3/19/11. golden pour with a 1/4" white head. citrus hop nose. big hop flavor throughout the mouth but falls a bit towards the back. grapefruit notes linger. dry bitter finish with more citrus notes. overall a hop forward IIPA w/o a lot of malt.
crossovert (10887) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent IPA, not as West-Coast as it could be with the big malt backing it gets.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from can, huge grapefruit notes, tropical flowers. Formed nice beige foamy head. Flavour was of grapefruit and pine resins with tropical fruity notes with a bit of field grass. Lacing nice and alcohol has small hint of burn, with a slight caramel character. Mouthful is full bodied and sticky. Huge beer, very enjoyable.
IndianaRed (3555) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy deep golden, lighter than I expected for a DIPA. Fine creamy off white head with nice lasting lacing. Modest hop aroma and some sweet maltiness. Hop flavors were a little muted but it was plenty bitter. Actuall I am not sure it can keep up with the Imperial Red in this department.
Syne they were trying to be careful not to infringe on being a BW but this only a small notch above many IPAs Iíve had. Nicy bitter, fairly balanced and good, just not very daring.
riversideAK (6049) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like marmelade on toast with more hops, a little more assertive. Earthy and lightly fruity. Pours hazy orange golden, not much head or lace. Marmelade, toast, dough, mango, peach, earthy, floral/peppery notes, light alcohol. Light citrus as well. Clean, dry, pleasantly fruity iipa. Drinks well, tastes nice, is enjoyable.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks bvc! Little gummy spongy aroma, caramel base is almost too strong. thin bodied, weak sauce. pine and sunflower seeds. lovely lingering leafy finish.
bvc (1232) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz capped brought back by a co-worker. Clear bright caramel golden with white small head and larger fish eyed bubbles. Nose is quite light for a dipa...cramel grapefruit, hints of pineapple, bread, resinous pine and grass. Light orange tea, bitter pine, citrus pith, zest, bready malt, caramel. Warms quite a bit on the way down. Taste like a bitter. Solid and glad to try it, but donít feel an urge to seek it out again soon.
after4ever (7400) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Thanks alex! Pours a cloudy orangeish medium amber. Loose creamy tan head. Big toast orange and grapefruit nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Marmalade on toast on the mid palate. Long bitter piney resin finish.
kaneohebay (2) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent IPA. Compares to Maui Big Swell IPA BUT NOT AS AGRESSIVE.
I love this beer and will be back. At the Brew Pub in Bend, the servers were top notch. The food was excellent. For a small brew pub you Ave got to stop here and try it. Aloha your Maui Beer snob, Kenika
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle shared by my nephew on a recent trip to Denver - Thanks Andy!! Beautiful pour that shows a large off white head and an orange/yellow body. Nice citrus rind aroma that is not overstated, and blends well with some lighter fruity aromas and hints of toffee. Very clean palate, deliciously smooth with a medium body. What really struck me about this beer was the balance. Solid, light malty backbone holds up well to the predominately citrus rind bitterness. Very nice all the way around. Too bad the distribution is so limited, but at least the folks in Bend have got a winner with this.