Reid (1860) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber from "Lifesource" in Salem OR
This IPA does appear a lighter colour than normal..a deep golden..with what has to be the most attractive head i have seen in a proper IPA,..about an inch thick,tightly bubbled and quite uniform.
Very very intense hop aromas..as said in the intro..weird combination of bright citrus peel and normal PNW dankness..but it works.
Taste is similar to aroma but much more effervescent grapefruit ( pink) in the end.
Lovely mouth feel..intense yet at the same time light and quaffable ( yes i used That word).
Very good IPA ..loving this.
lightbias (64) - USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shots of intense pear and bitter grapefruit are apparent in this very light auburn beer. The head is off-white and very frothy and almost completely disappeared in a matter of minutes! Definitely leaves some lacing on the glass, forming layers as I take each swallow. Light malts and fruity hops are balanced nicely, with the bitter just a little edgy and the hops fruity aroma filling around those edges and smoothing it all over. The medium body is slightly sticky and finishes a little bitter, but with a sweet afterward that I am enjoying quite a bit. Will definitely look for this again. Thank you to my good friend Jennifer who decided to add this one to the list as a pleasant surprise!
brenn79 (1491) - Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, couldn’t find a date on the bottle but the price sticker from the store said it was brought in this month- Pours hazy golden with a three finger white head that reduces. Aroma is very tropical, spicy hops, light sweet malt, nice aroma. The taste is more hop forward, pungent almost dank hops, tropical fruits are there, but the strong piney hops dominate, peppery, hay or grass and somewhat grainy in a good way. Really top notch beer from what i am starting to believe is a top notch brewery! Very glad they are in this area now.
reebtogi (4106) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing behind. Aroma is pleasant with grapefruit, pine and floral notes. Taste is a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a malty sweetness. Well balanced and flavorful. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Recommended.
lusikka (6063) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a golden colour with a white lacy head. Aroma is very rich with crisp floral notes, strong herbal notes and grapefruit. Rich flavour of floral hops, strong herbal notes, chewy grapefruit and sweetness. Full bodied and soft carbonation. Very rich for a 6,4% ABV beer. Brilliant.
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650ml (PBF IX)
Clear golden color, steady white head. Gooseberry and grapefruit in the nose. Medium-bodied. Grapefruity, zesty, gooseberries. Underlying tropical fruityness. Long lingering bitterness. Nice fruity and bitter beer.
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@PBF IX. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some sweet malts.Flavour is somewhat bitter fruity and floral with mild caramelly hints. OK, but not my kind of IPA.
olio (5966) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours clear pale golden color with a small head. Citric fruits and lots of grassy hops on the nose, some caramel and some pine needles. Citric fruits, resinous hops, some caramel malts and grapefruits. Very nice aroma and good balance. Tasty.
laiti (5572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle (6,7%) @ PBF Ⅸ
Rather fruity aroma with pineapples, grapefruit and gooseberry bush. Flavour has pineapple juice, gooseberry bush, grapefruit and some alcohol. Quite strong hop kick in the finish. A nice hop bomb.
tiong (3683) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from Belmont Station, Portland, OR @ PBF IX
Pours orange with a foamy head. Aroma of citrus, grass, pine, lemon, grapefruit and dank hoppiness. Taste is hoppy, citrusy, grapefruity and piney with soapy notes. Finish is hoppy, bitter and piney with some soapy notes. Pretty good and fresh IPA.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Touch of haze. Dank aroma, rich bitterness and fairly intense weedy character, pithy hops, citrus, dash of oiliness.