Reid (1860) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle bought from Fred Meyers in S.Salem.
Slightly hazy burnt orange coloured beer with a large creamy crème coloured head.
Good fresh hop aromas here..lemon,slightly herbal and fruity nice stuff.
Taste similar to the aroma..sweet and hops are drying,but nice again.
Good palate..just about right..long lasting bitterness.
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 42°. Color is a medium golden orange with a light haze. Carbonation is good with a thin head. Aroma is a strong tar like hop scent like super concentrated citrus. It has a medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is light malt, bold citrus and hop spice. After taste is bitter and as the citrus fades it leaves a fruity taste that gives an apple note. Overall its a decent IPA the fruit on the end stands out a little more and it seems a bit smoother as it warms.
CacheManyHose (172) - HONG KONG - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From QC. Clear amber with large watery white head with fine carbonation. Smells of cereal, wet crisp malt, bit of yeast and citrus. Tastes very very bitter, bit of spicy malt, a little thin. Body a little watery. Not much like an IPA - more like a very bitter slightly yeasty pale ale.
HKdIPA (218) - HONG KONG - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2014 Bottle from QClub at home. Hazy amber pour with thick dense fine head. Aroma is yeasty like a slightly citrus pilsner. Taste is similar - a bit flat at first with pronounced sharp bitterness. Palate is smooth and frothy - not bad. Very bitter finish. Not bad but nothing special.
bhensonb (10816) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours rather orange with a slight white head. Lots and lots of citrus - . For aroma. Med body or better. Flavor is nice caramel and lots and lots of citrus. Light hop burn that burns brighter with time. This is yummy. Finishes pretty dry, pretty hoppy and pretty bitter.
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with a thick off-white head and a musty aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with dry bitter finish. Easy to drink.
bpreo (1527) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
30th Anniversary special. Not as good as the original, but it is still superior to most.
RABinCO (1167) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into a glass. Golden amber pour, bit of white head. Light fruity aroma, bit of citrus, pineapple. Taste is just bitter and sweet at first, but eventually opens up a bit and tropic fruits and pineapple come through. Light bitter finish. Not bad, nothing special.
gururyan (594) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wish they hadn’t decided to screw with something that wasn’t broken. Maybe the next in the series will be better.
poisoneddwarf (1692) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, thanks to Justin at Capones Hayden. Aroma is pretty vague, but there’s a little dough, vegetal notes, wet river rock. Pours hazy orange with a two finger off-white head with good retention, leaving some lace. Taste is bittersweet with a lingering bitter finish. Not getting much citrus or tropical notes at all. Seems like the hops are here for bitterness and that’s about it. Highly carbonated, medium body. Simple ale that could have been so much better. Still it’s not all that bad, just very ordinary.
ttoadee (616) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper pour, quick white head. Nose is fresh green pine. Bitter. Middle has a slightly oily mouth-feel. Tastes of earth and hard grain. Finish is long pine and spruce bitterness with bitter alcohol.