Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red, cloudy (of course), with a rocky head. Rich woody aroma, lots of subtle grapefruit and orange underneath. Slightly caramel-accented malt aromas. Rich and supple caramelly, woodsy malts and soft but insistent bitterness. Beautiful woody notes, light citrus, and faint chocolate. Excellent brew - almost the caramel taste of a great "Irish" red but with IPA hops.
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe. Hazy deep, dark copper colour with a thin white head. Thin malty aroma, some spicy hops and a little bit of woodiness. Flavour is woody with spicy hops and faint toasty malts. Light cherry fruitiness comes out as the beer warms. Hops become a bit resiny and piny toward the finish. Moderate bitterness. Seems like a bitter rather than an IPA.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Rich dark amber beer with an off-white head. Low malty, grapefruit aroma. Nutty, malty flavor with some backing bitterness. (For an IPA, where’s the hops??). Medium bodied. Lingering caramel and grapefruit.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at big time. they’re certainly not shy about making ipa’s. lots of pine in the aroma, pretty sweet and juicy with some toffee and rasping orange rind
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours deep leathery brown and quite hazy. Thin sudsy tan head. Very neutral nose; inoffensive. Medium body, active carb, resin-forward attack. Piney burny resiny bitter body and a long tobacco resin bitter cling finish. Barkeep mentioned that it has some roast malt in it; maybe under all the flavors I’m picking up is mainly roast. Nice stuff. Maybe not the most refreshing IPA in the world, but complex and satisfying and drinkable,
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is somewhat sweet, some rye, caramel, iced tea, earthy hops. Pours hazy red, no head. Flavors of rye, ice tea, caramel, earth. More malty then hoppy. Easy to drink.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Big Time. Heavy on the lychee and pine flavour, lots of hops in here. Nutty malts, i thought it was a bit toasty aswell. Heavy-ish mouthfeel, bitter finish, makes up for the sweet start.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy reddish brown color/ tan head. Nutty, cocoa, tea leaf aromas. Caramel sweet flavors with black tea leaf, mild floral, mild chocolate, nicely bitter finish.
douglas88 (5131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark red color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet caramel. The flavor is light spicy hops, rich sweet caramel. Decent.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big Time IPA Festival – Seattle Beer Week 2010
Reddish amber in color, clear and thin head. Nice aroma with some grapefruit and clove aromas. Lots of hops with rye and other spices and malts. Very sweet with lots of caramel malt.