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!
harrymel (516) - 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 (5608) - 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.
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a tap shared by Marcus. Pours clean copper with white head. Taste is big on the pungent pine with some citrus.
Salmoniform (73) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from growler to glass. Crystal clear golden with nice white head. Aroma is sweet, hops, citrus, pine, melon. Taste is sweet with a really nice bitter finish to blance malts. Medium carbonation and body blend fantastically to create a wonderful mouthfeel. A very clean bitterness that lingers, but isnít overpowering. Great hopping throughout the beer. Overall, this is a santastic Imperial IPA.
pdx77 (778) - Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on draught at Boneyard. Light golden color. Aroma is tropical citrus. Taste is amazingly balanced, with resinous orange, pineapple, passionfruit hops and light hops. Not bitter, just full fruit notes.
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Boneyard and Growler at a tasting. Low haze golden pour with thicker white foam, good lacing. Nose is sweaty, salty, dank hops, flashes of cinnamon. Taste is sticky fruit juice, cantaloupe, fresh pineapple. Thick, dense palate that isnít abrasive, sugary, nutty, tannic, cheesy or any of the other myriad of things that go awry with DIPAs.
Prufrockstar (444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours slightly hazy, pale / golden. Big, juicy, citrus and tropical nose. Nice malt backbone to the taste, but the grapefruit, mango, tropical hop flavors are the real star of this show. Full body, slick texture. Impressively easy to drink given the abv. Bitterness is assertive but doesnít overpower. This is excellent.
kermis (3652) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, pine, resin and caramel malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (1787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is floral and citrussy. Typical American styled IPA. Flavour is medium bitter with a big sweet citrus tone to it. Very nice surprise from this brewery. Decent brew.
Nocturne (546) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at APEX, PDX. Hazy orange shade with a dissipating ring of head. Aroma leans towards the fruity end of the spectrum, with peach and apricot standing out. Bitterness reigns supreme on the tongue and the body feels substantial. Very good DIPA.