reebtogi (3383) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a huge white head that left me taking 15 minutes to fill my glass. This head retained very well and left some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus with some light pine and caramel. Taste is a bold citrus and pine hop bitterness with an underlying caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leaving a light tingle on the palate. A very well done IPA that is definitely up there with my fave IPA’s.
When I poured another glass to finish the bottle, the head overflowed the glass and I grabbed a cloth to wipe down the outside of glass and my glass exploded in my hands and caused several small cuts on my right hand. I thought some of you may find this amusing.
jgb9348 (4027) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark copper and amber coloured body with a nice and relatively small two centimetre thick tan head. Aroma of pungent hops of grapefruit, pine and citrus notes coupled with some good malt and a hint of sweetness. Medium-bodied; Deep malty and earthy flavour at first from the hops with some good fresh hop notes, some mild citrus flavours and a decent amount of earthiness - mostly from the hops. Aftertaste shows a good balance of hops and malt - with the dominance obviously floating towards the hops - showing a lot of pine and earthiness and a subdued sweet flavour with hints of apples and caramel. Overall, a nice beer and a great example of the style with a lot of dominance on the sweetness and earthier side of things. Great to sample and a fairly typical west-coast IPA! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 12-April-2013 for US$4.98 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 14-June-2013.
Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from firkin at the 6th Annual Rogue Firkin Fest at Green Dragon. Pours a slightly murky orange-straw color with a medium white head that recedes quickly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, toasted malt and caramel. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
5000 (5000) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Orangish in color, faint sediment floats about, thin to moderate white head, frothy, spotty lacing.   Very soft hoppy and pithy nose.   Hoppy start, mild bitterness, lighter sweetness.   Clean, lingering
bite.   Seems like a solid example.   Not real aromatic, and not real gushy with flavor, but its clean and presents a straight up hop and citrus like bitterness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Very slight mealy
aspect on the finish.   Respectable, even if a little ordinary.
Beergeek23322 (530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Poured cloudy amber with a white head. Good balance but not as hoppy as other IPA’s from the region. Still an OK beer that I would drink again.
Beergirl123 (12) - - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer. Well balanced IPA. Nice color and nice hop aroma. I would definitely recommend this to others.
Crit (3089) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber,small beige head.Spicy hop nose & palate, similar to raw cannibis. Medium strength spicy lasting hop finish
fiulijn (12360) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WA
Recently purchased, no BBE on the bottle
Amber color, with medium sized creamy head. Strange aroma, almost phenolic, with some vegetables, hint of stewed cabbage, soil. Creamy caramel and toffee flavor, with moderate sweetness; even stronger presence of boiled vegetables than the aroma of them; cheesy and milky trace; at least the hopping is not impressive but still decent, in quality; strong bitterness and long final, the palate takes a while to adjust to some of its peculiar elements.
This was a weird one!
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Meh, nothing to write home about but very drinkable. NIce piney hop flavor but a little bit astringent or something.
maekchu (1126) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Grassy, fresh hop aroma, Dark straw color, good lace. Harsh bitter initial; creamy, grassy mid-palate; aftertaste attacks the throats with rough hops. Thin-medium body. Okay. The harshness intrudes a bit. Seems to be almost all bittering hops.