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 donít 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 Iím in Bellingham Iíll certainly try it on tap, but Iíll be hesitant to buy bottles again unless I know theyíre fresh.
pinkzambia (1693) - 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 (3335) - 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 (1108) - 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 (3545) - 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. Iíd love to try the imperial version.
marcus (7562) - 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 (12460) - 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 (327) - 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 (1352) - 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 (5459) - 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 (888) - 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.