NICU (12) - Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA. Pretty tasty stuff, but the slight diacetyl (sp?) tinge kept growing as the beer warmed and left me with a slippery feeling in my mouth that I don’t enjoy.
The aroma was great and the appearance was clean, bright, and golden, but I had to ding it on the flavor and palate because of the diacetyl.
Next time I’m in Bellingham I’ll certainly try it on tap, but I’ll be hesitant to buy bottles again unless I know they’re fresh.
bulldogops (1986) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1982 2015.09.26 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 3, Beer 83. 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 (7223) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bellingham, Wa - on tap at Boundary Bay. Medium copper pour with a slight haze, frothy off white head. Aroma has some hints of light spruce with a touch of Juicy Fruit gum. Flavor has a solid citrus backbone, some light pineapple notes, some caramel sweetness in the finish. Very similar to the Cedar Dust with a bit more bitterness. Rating #43 of my 2016 vacation.
teamsale (154) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2016
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper with a nice thick white head. Smells of tomato soup, berries, and rust. Tastes really well balanced, excellent malt flavor with an ideal hop balance. There isn’t really anything that stands out about the flavor which is what makes this taste so amazing; it tastes awesome! Mild bitterness complements the finish perfectly. Great aftertaste. Impressive where it counts the most.
Capa (2618) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium orange with a white head. Citrus and malt are the only real thing going on here. On the sweeter, fuller IPA side of the scale. Round, medium thick body. Good.
78samh (242) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler pours clear amber with a foamy head. Pine aroma. Dank hop taste. Long bitter finish. OK IPA.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Virginia Inn Tavern: Gold color with white head. Musty wet hop aroma with a musty, solid hoppy flavor. Not bad.
Blairgus (4097) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
20 July 2015, tap at Boundary Bay. yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is sharp pine and lemon rind citrus. med body and mildly fizzy. lemon rind, smarties candy, some lightly toasted malt, mildly sweet, moderate bitter finish. nice.
nealblind (1669) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark gold pour. Aroma pine. tastes juniper sturdy malt bill. slight resin to palate. Nondescript IPA
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Honey brown with bone foam. Nose is orange, pineapple, light musk and toffee. Medium body with a buzz finishing resiny. Taste is orange banana, pine and grapefruit peel. Solid for the style. The sweet banana notes draw me in for another sip. I’d love to try the imperial version.
marcus (9011) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange copper with a modest off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with lots of grapefruit-like hop bitterness. Very thick flavor.