crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly cloudy orange-yellow with a large, foamy white head. Aroma is a mild mix of grainy malt and bright, citrus hops. Flavor follows suit, but the grainy malt is starting to fight for the front seat. A bit thin, and not especially flavorful. Still, pleasantly light bodied with a nice hoppy citrus flavor atop a basic pale malt foundation. Good.
Sledutah (6191) - Utah, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at MBBF in Idaho Falls
Cloudy amber with a big white head. Dusty caramel and citrus throughout. OK, average.
Ferris (8510) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Hippy nose with some caramel. Clear gold with rich long lasting head. Creamy cask like mouth feel. Piny taste a little too bitter but nice malts that balance taste.
raphael (1046) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
at the brewpub. light amber with modest white head. mild scent of pine, with caramel. thin tasting, with pine, lemon, oak. vague finish.
tpb3jd (46) - University Place, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2012
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
In the bottle from 99 Bottles, Federal Way, WA: Intolerable blandness. I should have known it from the pour; looks and smells like a lager; cloudy body with tall white head that one doesn’t normally see from strong IPAs; no real forward taste to it, as I couldn’t call it hop or malt dominated; considered making this one a pour out.
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ho hum IPA. Somewhat bland, unappealing and muddy malt flavors (stale bread dough, wet bread crust and unsweetened cookies). Citrusy hop notes (orange mostly), yet not very bright or aromatic. Moderate, balanced bitterness with elements of old hops. Slightly hot alcohol, especially for just 6.9 percent. Not entirely horrible, but to be completely honest, I became bored after about the third sip. And I probably will not buy it again.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with a white head. Aroma was a bit bready, some citrus notes and kind of floral. Flavor was citrus and grapefruit, floral again, some light pine notes., A bit muddled. Decent IPA. A bit nondeScript but pretty tasty.
dnbthompson (39) - Bend, Oregon, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ummm. ..kinda a typical Cascade Lakes product. Meaning: it’s a consistant, reliable brew that has that certain CL profile. Not over the top but not sub standard. Really a great value on tap at the Lodge. Never been a fan of their marketing choices. Label etc. But please don’t shy away from this IPA.
Livid (49) - - JAN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Ventis. Light copper color, white head with decent lacing. Smells citrusy and spicy. Big hop flavor up front with a pleasant lingering bitterness at the end. Medium body. Typical of the NW IPA style, though still light in color enough to qualify as ’pale’.
3fourths (8702) - 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).