3fourths (8037) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
fresh bottle. faint sweetish celery seed nose; green and raw. hop flavor much more forward, with the same sweet celery salad character, also touches of lime, candy sugar and vegetables. high bitterness and hip hop acid, oily late and a tad watery. bold and forward but the hop flavor is close to offensive for me (a strange combination of sweet green onion, lime flavoring and candied celery).
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from 16 Tons. Light orange colored pour with a small white head and zero lacing. Pleasant aroma of citrus, light booze and caramel malt, but sadly this doesn’t come through as well in the flavor which is a little muddled and a little boozier than would be expected from the abv. Pine more dominant than citrus in the flavor as well. Okay beer, but nothing to write home about.
BK7 (734) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Big malt sweetness. Light bitterness throughout. Mellow but still has good flavor. Bland finish that makes the brew slightly off balance.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2012 Bomber, floral, grass, citrus, nice balanced ipa, not super hoppy but just enough to put a smile on your face if you like ipa’s. I could drink several of these in a row and feel good about it. The guys at Cascade Lakes have got my attention after sampling a couple of their different brews now. Look out Deschutes.........
pinkzambia (1479) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Cloudy gold with a small white ring head. Citrusy aroma of light hops and flavors with perfume and lemon grass. Kind of a sweet aftertaste. I guess if you name your beer "Cyclops" and it has a gnarly dude on the front with one eye and two hook teeth coming out over his lips, it should probably kick your butt. This doesn’t do that, but it does go for the balanced flavor they were aiming for by using 5 hop varieties. It’s not bad, I just thought it was going to be way more "in your face."
bhensonb (11090) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Brewforia. Pours hazy amber with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of earthy/floral hop over mild caramel. Med body. Flavor is floral with some herbal aspects. A little earthy. Then it grabs with an herby astringency. Very interesting and different. A bit challenging, but very drinkable.
Reid (1900) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer, Wilsonville. $3.79
Nice cloudy orange body with an absolutly lovelly head..thick,cream coloured and bubbly.
Fine hoppy aromas..citric and flowery most powerful
Taste is on the other hand a more resiny hop bitternesssweet at the end..semi sweet really..caramel malts..then another hop attack in the after taste
Odd mouthfeel the hops seem to come in waves ..but its nice.
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 Oregon Brewers Festival
Amber in color, clear, with a thin head. Hops and malt aroma flora and light fruitiness. Had good amount of hops made this a drinkable IPA. This was mild with dryness in the finish and with a floral grapefruit mouth.