fiulijn (18423) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the brewpub, 6% ABV, 8-4-8-5-17=42
Hazy golden color, with typical cask head, frothy, very persistent. The aroma is less powerful but more delicate than in the draught one, with nice fruitiness, yellow stone fruits. The mouthfeel is greatly improved, being smooth, and allowing the toffee flavor and malt to shine completely; the hopping is strong and delicate at the same time, perfectly complementing the malts. Balanced final.
Draught at the brewpub, 6% ABV, 8-4-7-5-16=40
Cloudy golden to light amber color; creamy head. Lovely aroma of fruity hops, citrusy. The body is lean, it has a very good toffee flavor, the hopping is perfect, powerful but not oppressive, with plenty of hop resins and bitter orange character.
Fresh and excellent.
OldMrCrow (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry hopped version. Tap at Brouwer’s Hopfest ’06.
This dry-hopped version, brewed just for the occasion, was the standout of my second evening at hopfest. It pours a hazy hamber with a white head and a powerful herbal dry-hopped aroma, mint and bit of flowers. The flavor melds a lovely herbal hoppiness with hints or orange and lemon, some caramel in the malt. The beer is lightly sweet but not sticky and always easy-drinking while bringing forward a big hop goodness. This is a huge winner.
raphael (1129) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at pub. great summer ipa, big but lighter colored, crisp citrus hope aroma and flavor with just enough caramel to balance. a little cloudy w/ brief head. puckers you up well but not mercilessly.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brouwer’s for Hopfest, pours a golden copper with a small white head. Aroma of citrus hops, piney hops and resin. Flavour of citrus hops, pine, pot, dry zesty fruits and orange peel. Dry, lightly bitter and fruity. Great.
Crit (3768) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold amber,creamy lasting white head.Citrus hop nose.Softly carbonated citrus hop profile, good malt backbone. Huge lasting bitter finish
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brouwer’s. Clear orange with a big, foamy white head. Left sheets of lacing as I drank. Aroma hoppy, citrusy, and floral, not unlike orange blossom. Has a a little bit of toasty, caramelly malt, but leans more towards the hop bitterness and aromatics and is only sweet enough to balance the hop character. More of the floral and orange notes make themselves known as you drink it. There’s a touch of herbal hempiness, but the orange blossom character is much more prominant. Has a nice, bitter, citrus rind finish. A standout Northwest IPA.
douglas88 (8108) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. A interesting nose of floral and funky hop notes- very much like a skunky bag of marijuana. Light bitter flavor, herbal and fruity. Very nice.
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Hopvine, Seattle. Pours copper, brief wispy head. Nose is light and floral with mild honey-like notes in the background. Flavor is just classic NW hop forward real ale & really good - nicely textured caramel malt of the back alongside a hop profile that begins like orange marmalade, has some spice in the middle and finishes with a mouthful of lingering piney resin.
DJMonarch (9178) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007
Fruity hop aroma. Golden coloured slightly hazy in appearance fruity and very hoppy. Creamy on the palate with a crisp and bitter finish.
Oakes (14963) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Big Time. Cloudy sandy blonde colour with a thin head. Syrupy, slightly herbal hop character. Abundant dry hops in the cask win the aroma a nice score. Spicy, very herbal hop character. Some malt stickiness but only a little bit of pale malt character. Clean, light IPA. Really thick sheet of lacing down the glass, too.