brokensail (13609) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Seattle Tap Room. Amber in color with a sticky white head. Not very nice. Just a lot of lemon and grass with a strong caramel malt profile. At least it smells okay and decently citrusy, but the flavor is just not all that good. Lots of toffee and caramel sweetness with a rather pronounced tea bitterness and astringency. Slight apricot and peach in there, too. A few redeeming qualities, but overall unpleasant.
tcon25 (300) - Duvall, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at brewery, happy ipa day, bright golden amber pour, citrus and pine aroma, some bit finish have had this beer a number of times over the years, one of the most popular beers in WA I see why. Awesome beer.
Blairgus (3389) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
19 July 2015, tap. Light gold, clear, no bubbl es. Nose is tropical fruit, hints f rye malt. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Pine hops and hints of tropical fruit, prominent bitter pine finish. Pretty good.
furthur (455) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Safeco field, nice amber beer, little head in the clear solo. At the risk of sounding mundane, this I just another excellent west coast IPA. Aroma of spruce and citrus, taste spruce, juicy citrus, a little pale malt. Palate smooth and rich, carbonation fresh but not too bright. Pretty good!
mrjez (86) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber into a pint glass.
L: a nice dark gold, very clear, diminishing head.
S: great nose. Big distinct grapefruit and pine notes working in harmony.
T: any citrus is dumbed down in the taste, the piney hop takes front stage.
F: a very bitter finish, but very drinkable if IBUs are your thing. It coats the tongue a tad.
O: I’m not sure. I feel a bit short changed after that wonderful aroma. Taste wise, there’s nothing to set this apart from the pack. Would drink again though.
drpimento (2494) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Man this stuff is good. Very malts forward but just enough cops so that it’s an IPA. Can drink the living beJesus out of this beer.
WABeerFiend (327) - - JUN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from draught into a pilsner glass today. A: Grapefruit, sweet malt, flower, and maybe some grass. A: 2 finger head that recedes to some spots of foam. Hazy dark orange body. T: Grapefruit, flower, and honey malt dominate. Pine is subtle and lingering. P: Smooth and easy drinking. It has a little bit of resin. O: It’s great with food.
Ferris (8012) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Nice pine and citrus notes, clear gold with a decent beige head. Resin, Woody, weedy and some balanced bitterness. Nothing special but quite drinkable.
AirForceHops (4681) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle Nate P. carried back from his West Coast trip. Color is an orange / clear gold. Aroma is citrus, light floral with sweet malts.
The balance between hops and malt is rather good although it does lean a tad on the sweet side. The hops and bitterness comes from a mixture of citrus and pine and mild floral hints. The brew shows a mild trace of alcohol in the finish. Citrus and floral are more present than pine. Can tell this bottle was fresh from the brewery because the hops are still alive in well. It a nice standard IPA.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 5/2/15. Bottle courtesy of & shared with Espo. Thanks guy! A nice northwest IPA with a good balanced flavor. Nice IPA overall.
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