riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weird beer. Nose of citrus hops caramel biscuit and some spice like nutmeg and cinnamon. Weird. Pours amber copper thin head of off white foam. Flavors of citrus and floral hops up front caramel and biscuit mid palate and cinnamon and nutmeg notes in the finish. Ligjt spicd and hops linger. Interesting.
mcberko (9200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Cascade, pours a hazy / clear copper orange with a medium beige head. Aroma is quite malty for a IIPA, with resinous hops and lots of caramel malts; feint notes of spices as well. Flavour of nutmeg, cinnamon and other weird spices for a IIPA, with light citrus hops and some gingerbread malts. Not the best IIPA by any means – too obscured by the Xmas/Autumn spices – pretty underwhelming.