blutt59 (5996) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, dark amber colored with soapy white foam, buttery bitter caramel flavor with a bready light hop finish
MaydDay (5) - Ellensburg, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass heavy carbonation with a slightest pour.
Aroma: resin, floral, Nose is still off this week... line cooking doesnít help
Appearance: Pours a beautiful clear golden red with giant 2" head and thick lacing down the side. head doesnít last long with a small head left on top.
Taste: Hoppy, hops Hoptown. finishes well with a slightly hoppy aftertaste.
Palate: medium bodied with good carbonation even though there is no visible trailing in the glass. as said before finishes with a bitter taste.
Overall: Had looked at this several times in the market and passed it by thinking its another imperial IPA with too much hops and not enough body, but this proved to be a good subtle drink with a touch to much bitterness and a good body. will def. try more caldera brews sooner
jtclockwork (6876) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of abrasive resin, caramel, sap, tree bark, pine and hints of rubbing alcohol. Overly abrasive bitter finish. Medium body.
Tejas (842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Meh, plenty hoppy but not well balanced. sort of harsh actually. hops are just too far forward, especially for a regular ipa at 6.8.
maxwelldeux (2900) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber color with a small head. Nice hoppiness to the nose with a strong bitterness to the flavor that shows off the hops in the brew. A little harsher on the palate than I would like, but still a fine IPA.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Lots of classic NW hop flavors- peach, bitter citrus pith, some grass. Resiny mouthfeel, good lacing. Fun beer, esp to share w/ friends. Thanks Drew & Micah!
OldMrCrow (1698) - 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 Iím just getting old, but a big old Centennial asswhooping just ainít the thrill it used to be. And thatís pretty much all this beer is. Piney, resiny, long-lasting bitter atop strong caramel malts that almost, not quite, into Lagunatas terriory.
argo0 (11163) - 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 (3555) - 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 (4433) - 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.