philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint and growler purchased @ Chuckís 85th, Ballard, Seattle. Pint--$4.00. Growler--$15.00. Half Growler--$7.50. Thin mild lace wispy white head. Cloudy bright orange gold color. Aromatic floral West Coast big but not overpowering hop front. Surprisingly mellow medium textured balanced mild sweet light caramel herbal body. Balanced hop spice tasty clean bitter hint satisfying rich IPA end. Very smooth and mellow for itís 10% ABV and 80 Ibuís. Big and Tasty!
haukur (1164) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Reykjavik Beer Festival. Surprisingly this one only available for a very short timeframe. Amber with a small head, massive pine in the aroma. Taste is very piney with some sticky sweetness and huge afterburn of hops. Very extreme dipa.
maekchu (1691) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom. Big citrusy nose, blooms into berries. Clear bright amber color. Massive caramel initial, peaches, overripe apples / some pretty rough hops, tobacco in mid / finishes with a burst of maltiness, tropical fruit sweetness. Medium-heavy body. Very very tasty. Maintains fruitiness throughout. Maybe a touch too sweet. But Iíd have another.
LarryBeast (445) - - FEB 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Pine Box. Big citrus (grapefruit, tangelo, pineapple) and pine aroma. Massively hopped, but held together with a solid malt background. Chewy, fuller-bodied DIPA. Great dry, bitterness and strong, warming alcohol punch. Long finish. Very impressed.
Kilroy59 (2) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iíve had this both in draught and out of a growler. Both times in a pint glass, and I have to say, this beer may not be perfect, but if it isnít, itís as close to it as Iíve ever had! I could stick my whole head into the top of a glass and sniff the aroma for 5 minutes before even taking a sip! Itís phenomenal!
This is probably the best overall beer Iíve ever had. I saw one review saying that the guy had a sample of this next to a sample of DFHís 90 minute and chose this one. Iíd do the same, and thatís saying a lot!
This is a fairly regional beer, as itís not bottled or canned, only kegged. If youíre ever in the PNW and get a chance at it, do NOT pass it up!
truebluehes (154) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, don't remember much as I had it beers deep into the day, but sampled next to 90 minute and took this one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Brentv (203) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 Pint glass from draught. Pours amber with big white head. Good lacing. Big hoppy floral aroma. Floral/citrus taste with a big hop nose, a little sweet, and a pleasant hoppy bitterness. This is a great beer that Iíve had a few times and always love to see. Theyíre now limiting sales to on draught only, no growler fills. Really? Iíd love to take some home with me.
Davhgbrew (843) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hazy amber color heavy lacing. Floral hop aroma. Sips full and bitter w/ slight caramel sugar malt sweetness balance. Full bodied and slightly creamy throughout. High abv is well blended in. This is a top notch beer.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler... Mostly-clear yellow pour with a small, creamy, white head. The hop-driven nose is musky, dank and fruity Ė apricot or peach or pluot or all three. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with dancing carbonation. The flavor and finish are both bitter and biting. Growler courtesy of ctipping!
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler poured earlier today from Chuckís Hop Shop
Light copper ale with soapy yellowish foam etching the surface. Grapefruit, mango, lemon peel, a bit of alchohol, some catty character and biscuity malts in the nose. Flavor follows suit with a good punch of bitterness, balanced with sweet, wet malts and plenty of juicy fruits in there. Although not overly bitter, the beer is also a little sweet with alcohol. Slight hint of acetone on the finish. Medium bodied with lower carb (I think this related to the growler fill method used here) and a resinous finish. This has all the main components of a world class DIPA, but just needs some fine tuning in the alcohol, ester and overall weaving of the flavors. I would order again in a heart beat and will likely finish the growler tonight with a friend.
Serving type: growler
marcus (5881) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From haggerty growler. Pours light amber with a decent off-white head and a very pleasant sweet citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that starts sweet then turns quite bitter.