OldMrCrow (1627) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Last Drop.
I dunno, maybe I’m just getting old, but a big old Centennial asswhooping just ain’t the thrill it used to be. And that’s pretty much all this beer is. Piney, resiny, long-lasting bitter atop strong caramel malts that almost, not quite, into Lagunatas terriory.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Lightly hazed amber body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light cardboard, cherry, lime. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, orange, some bread. Medium body, some resin.
drfabulous (3398) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce from Bruisin Ales. Malt bomb IPA. Taste of centennial hops and caramel. Fine overall. I prefer less malt, more hops.
jgb9348 (4298) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep slightly hazy amber coloured body with a copper glow and a bronze tint all with a nice two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pungent and resiny hops, pineapple, pine, alcohol, toffee and a bit of yeast. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and herbal hoppiness up front with a deep yeast and honey finish. Aftertaste shows a good resiny note, some pineapple sweetness and a hint of toffee. Overall, a nice and pungent IPA with more of a well-rounded flavour with a good balance of hops and malt and less of a hop bomb. A nice beer that is worth trying if you can find it. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Super Jr Market (DamnGoodBeer Store) in San Diego, California on 06-May-2012 for US$6.49 sampled at home in Washington on 24-July-2012.
S0rceress0 (11) - - JUL 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice explosion of hops here. No advertising gimmick involved. This was great from the first sip to the last, it all tasted hoppy! Very thick head that stuck around a very long time.
StefanSD (1932) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Translucent copper pour with a small white head that recedes to a film. The aroma is apricots and dust. The flavor is bitter hops forward with piney hops, apricots, and like the nose, more dust. The malt bast is slightly sweet and biscuit-like. The palate is seems a bit unsatisfying and thin, and the carbonation is lively. Finishes medium in duration and dry with lingering piney hops. Overall: meh.
Advocate_Ames (322) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A descent beverage. I enjoyed the centennial hops used to make this. It was a good drink to have with a bud but it won’t charm you. The bitterness kind of dominated the other flavors. All and all it wasn’t for my liking.
Thisis12ptfont (714) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity and floral hops on the nose. Pours a dark copper color with a large cream colored foam head. Moderate bittering hops upfront with some spice, apricot, nut, barley, and bread flavors. Noticable bitterness and alcohol. Medium bodied and decent carbonation. Overall, this is a nice, full flavored brew with well balanced flavors. I’d give this an A- rating.
tpb3jd (46) - University Place, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In a bottle from Tacoma Boys: Sour and sharp aroma, with a mahogany appearance. Centennial hops are powerful within, making this a more flavorful than average Caldera brew, but with a pasty aftertaste. Overall, one that I may revisit.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel and leafy hops waft from the glass. Amber/red pour. Big hops - flowery, citrus and a little pine with a good body. Drinks bigger than 7%. Pretty good.