Lagerboy (1662) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, as Swans India Pale Ale. Clear lighter orange copper, fine off-white foam settles and mostly lasts. Aroma is sweet fruity and citric. Taste is mostly lightly bitter forest fruity, lots of citrus, lightly sweet lean pale malt behind. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, well hopped. Refreshing and easy to quaff but still: NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet nose made me think of apple juice. Bready and crackery malt flavors, along with a yeasty aspect in the finish. Clean bitterness. Subdued hop flavors and aromas left me wanting more. Seems like this IPA leans more toward the British style, but I don’t think that’s what they were going for as they tout this beer as having "citrus, pine and fruit." I only got herbs, flowers, grass and a weak citrus note. Regardless, overall it was OK, it just lacked some vibrancy and charisma.
Ericular (867) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Swans. Great aroma! Strong with pine. Very nice. Gets a bit cloying by the end, with how sweet it is. Bitter, resinous taste.
BrewDad (5169) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl - Amber in color clear with a thin head. Easy drinking IPA
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice light IPA. Nice, bitter hops on the tongue. Amber in the glass. A touch of citrus on the nose.
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur de cuivre avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme du pin et pamplemousse. L’arôme est d’abord un peu du malt sucré puis un amertume moyenne/fort avec un peu du pamplemousse.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Verbatim from notes 16JUL11
Golden ale with brilliant clarity and no head. No foam. Plenty of citric hps and just a hint of malt. Not special but not bad at all. Plenty of late addition hops give this a good flavor, but doesn’t really pack much bitterness. slick finish.
Serving type: on-tap
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Honey color, big foamy head that fades fast. Aroma is all pine and lemon, not very pleasant. Flavor is terribly sweet with some piney hop finish. Thick and icky.
Ferris (8958) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft - Sweet grapefruit and candy floss. Clear gold with a thin head. Candy floss hops and a pith grapefruit bitter finish. Great NWIPA, hoppy, bold and a nice sweet balance.
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely hoppy aromas with hints of fruit. Low carbonation leaving a rather flat head. Pours a dark straw or oak colour. A very smooth taste with nice level of bitterness and a creamy mouth feel. A really good example of an IPA that hasn’t been over hopped.