bulldogops (2040) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1964 2015.09.26 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 3, Beer 65. Draught at TapHouse Grill. Lots of sprucey, piney, herbal notes rupting from this foaming amber pour. earthy, toasty biscuit malt with floral, zesty, herbal hop bitterness.
PorterPounder (7244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lynwood, Wa - on tap at Blazing Onion Burgers, Alderwood Mall. Sparkling, medium copper pour, soft, snow off-white head that leaves a light film of lacing, Solid light spruce aroma with a hint of spearmint. Solid IPA flavor, standard citrus bitterness, some spearmint, a hint of caramel sweetness. Decently thick mouthfeel. Went well with burger. Rating #3 of 2016 vacation.
tmoreau (3629) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a hazed, orangey amber hue, with a sudsy layer of off white head foam that diminished to a bubbly ring & film, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was dank, with some Barleywine-ish malt sweetness, esters as pit fruit, and a touch of resin. A bit less than medium bodied, with good carbonation, the taste included some moderate earthy & citrusy bitterness. An okay IPA.
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Heavy caramel nose, piney hop, grapefruit, all quite dirty and earthy. Hazy dark amber/orange color. Caramel , weeds, and citrus. It goes quite malty in mid palate, and has strong bitter tracks. Medium-heavy body. Nice. Tasty, but rather heavy handed and maybe too earthy. Tastes and feels more like a DIPA.
teamsale (156) - Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a clear copper with a thick slightly tan head that takes forever to dissipate and leaves abundant lacing, best looking appearance I’ve ever seen. Aroma is of rust, cherries, and floral notes. Flavor is fine, nothing special here, although it does hit the tongue a bit hard and there is some medicinal taste. Very little flavor on the swallow although the aftertaste is lasting and the bitterness level is medium.
Pintsizejake (19) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Duke’s Chowder in Seattle: short, but powerful hop punch from start to finish. Woody aroma with floral undertones. Good for ipa lovers.
Zeswaft (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours copper amber with off white head. Earthy, piney, grassy aroma. Flavor starts piney, ends citrusy. Medium high bitterness. Not too bad.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a clear amber with a slight copper hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some sweet grains with a decent amount of pine, some sweet resin and a hint of grass. Flavor has more of a strong pine with a light wood note, some earthy grains and a hint of sweetness in the finish.
Brentv (646) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at a bar in the Seattle airport. Hazy copper pour with a frothy one-finger head. Aroma and taste if citrus. Pleasant sweetness. Not too bitter. Understated but delicious.
BelgianBeerGal (3787) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Full Throttle Bottles. Nice copper color pour with a medium white head and foamy lacing. Almost malty aroma with some pine, citrus and spice. Light bitterness, more malt and then strong lingering bitterness for the flavor. Fine.