incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good stuff, above average ipa for sure, full hop flavor, good bite and i like the antelope on the bottle too. Cant go wrong with stuff from Big Sky
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear, dark, warm, amber golden with an off-white head. Lightly floral hop aroma. Medium body with some caramel notes, but otherwise completely dominated by dry and lightly fruity aroma hops leaving some bitterness. 290307
akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy IPA. Definitely taste the pine and bitterness. It stacks up with many P NW breweries
pootzboy (1602) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: thanks Trev
Poured a rich looking deep amber-orange ale in the glass with a puffy, stickey meringue cap that stacks and lasts...laces the glass well.
Glorious Pac-NW nose: Grapefruit, pine and sweet malts.
Medium body... juicy mouth feel...fruity-resiny character...well balanced.
Big malts in the front are then flooded with juicy citrus and cedar cascade hop tastes..well balanced fruity tastes ride on a substantial caramelized malt spine...finishes with moderate bittereing and caramel tastes..delicious!
Incredible balance in a big hopped APA...totally hides its alcohol and so is warming and smooth.
I saw one comment here that said this was "as standard as it gets"..but I think ,far from being standard, this is as good as it gets in defining the Pacific NW APA and if there is anything "standard" about the big juicy APA it’s that this is the standard others should follow.
Stine (1637) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glassy copper pour. Crystal and pine aromas. Hints of grapefruit and biscuits. Smacking citrus flavors of orange, with some pineapple shades. Light crunchy malt cereals. Medium body, crisp and quenching. As standard as standard gets.
RJBennett (52) - Hibbing, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
grass, amber, brown, clear, aminimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, but not overpowering
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours a nice orange amber color with a big, totally retained off white head. Aroma is citrusy but more in an orange way. Flavor is intially just bitter, but then a really nice juicy, citrus hop flavor kicks in that make things end up quite nice. I would definetely buy this if it was available locally.
hayduke (3507) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle, poured a nice orange to copper wth a medium white head and average lacing. Nose of citrus and floral hops. Mouthfeel is medium and flavor and finish nicely bitter. Overall an average IPA.
iradog (32) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an auburn medium dark color and has a good amount of head. Very nice aroma witha good balance of hops with a slight grapfruit kick.
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In a head to head IPA tasting, this was the first of the beers we sampled. Copper colored pour with a thin head. Nose is grapefruit, apricot, and some caramel malts to balance it out. Taste is lightly bitter, palate is simple. Overall a middle of the road IPA, not something I will seek out in the future, but not bad by any means. This finished 7th out of 10 beers in the tasting.