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.
marcus (7095) - 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.
bhensonb (11918) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy orange copper with a white head. Aroma of cooked peach and pine? Near full bodied. Flavor is frui, floral, resin and somewhat roasty malt. Bitter finish.
chuckstout (294) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a tasty IPA, nice hop character and really good mouthfeel. With strong, but balanced bitterness. I enjoyed this one
andrewje41 (988) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at Beer Authority. Pours a thick, cloudy copper color with a fading, head. Hop front aroma. Initially sweet malt flavor with a long transition to a bitter hop finish. Maybe a bit too bitter, if your preference is anything like mine. A pretty standard IPA here. Good overall.
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is caramel malt, bread, and citrus hops. Sweet malt and sweet floral hops on the flavor. Medium bodied with ok carbonation, and a good floral/citrus bitter. very ok beer
greenclansman (885) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - AUG 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color, nice foam. Hoppy aromas very hidden...balanced weak taste of hops and malt. Some caramel malt. Not impressive.
kathouse (1185) - Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber with a tangible foam head. Good malt body with notes of caramel and bread. Aroma is pine, citrus, and floral. The bitterness level is well balanced. Hop flavor comes through and the finish is not too dry. A good beer.
BucannonXC5 (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 16-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint glass
From: MacKenzie River Pizza in Spokane, Wash.
Price: $3.50 (Happy Hour)
Purchased: March 21, 2014
Consumed: March 21, 2014
Poured a dark orange, murky color with one finger of white head when I got it. Below average lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-below average retention on the top.
Smelled Smarties candy, floral hops, light grapefruit, citrus hops, lemon juice and rubbing alcohol. Really hard to find though.
Tasted candied floral hips, light bitter grapefruit, booziness, rubbing alcohol, citrus hips and buttery notes.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Astringent finish.
Nothing too special. Would not have it again, although this was my second time having it.
maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has some very nice hoppy elements to it, with some piney and herbal notes coming off it. Taste is pleasantly bitter, though it feels just slightly heavy. Pretty good.
dfearnley (1139) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to tulip
Caramel, grapefruit, flowers, and tropical fruit
Cloudy amber with a thin white head.
Lots of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and caramel...very sweet.