reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bomber pours a pale amber color with about 2 fingers of white head and an abundance of nice lacing. Aroma is mostly citrus and earthy hops with a trace of caramel. Taste is citrus and earthy hops with some malty sweetness in the background. A decently balanced IPA which was a joy to sample.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Pours a cloudy dark amber with golden-brown edges and a dense, creamy tan head. Takes a vigorous pour to stir the head, but once itís there, it hangs out for a while, leaving tons of blotchy lace on the sides. Buttery, cardboard, and caramel on the nose, along with some pine. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, pine, and butter on the mid-palate. Mild dark resiny finish.
DuffMan (5789) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Looks nice: dusky orange with an orange tinted foamy head that coats the glass with lace. Aroma is capsicum and grass, not expected, and not so appealing really. Flavour gravitates toward vegetal character, slightly earthy. This brewery hasnít impressed me.
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
today is a sad day because I have to rate an IPA by one of my new favorite breweries so poorly. their single hop IPAs are astounding: all pale malt, highly attenuated, clean nose and flavor, bright, zesty, fresh and pungent hops - bottles and draft equally good. I understand this to be an English-style IPA, but it makes me wonder: WHY?!? why make such a thing when your recipe for the single-hop IPAs is so perfect? why not copy+paste with different hops? drop the caramel malt, drop the flabbiness left on the body because of insufficient hop acid, drop the chewy, rounded, dull mouthfell. ah well. at least it looks good... big pillow, sea-foam head... but you canít drink beer head. or something.
TipsyMcStager (1120) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear amber with thin head. Nose is mild citrus. Body is light, with earthy malts. Finish is under hopped.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark orange with a small white head. The aroma has orange and caramel. The flavor has orange peel, honey, and an earthy dry finish. Not bad... Just not very good.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a very thinhead. Some hops in the aroma . But strong caramel notes as well. Clean crisp mouth feel, hoppy and bitter. Maore caramel mid palate. Not bad, but i could use a bit more hops and bitterness. Pretty weak.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to hobbersr. Pours medium amber, not as dark as Iíd expect, nor as red. Thin off-white head, nice lacing, if somewhat spotty. Nose is ginger cake, light spicy hops, caramel, some earthiness, if you look hard enough for it. Flavours of cinnamon, ginger, dry spicy hops, almost a "Christmastime IPA", no real bitterness, though the flavour is certainly pleasant. Okay.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Brewforia
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a nice frothy white head and some lacing left on the glass
Aroma: Caramel, malts & citrus
Taste: Sweet malts, bready with some hop and medicinal bitterness in the finish
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from Bozeman, MT. Clear pale amber, mid-sized head. Citric grapefruity nose. Medium bodied with crisp mouthfeel. Mid-intensity grapefruity hops covers the caramelly malt well. Powerful bitter finish.