BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
good ipa. Not great, but I did like the hop bill, a little grainy, but blends hop/malt well. Good color and aroma was nice flowery with alco nose. Hops are not overpowering, Rich malts for ipa pretty nice
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour, nice head, low aroma and mostly of malt rather than hops. Taste is balance of malt and hops, nothing complex or interesting here. Main strength is that it is balanced and very approachable; not very bitter, but not bland either. It’s ok, but not one to try again.
riversideAK (6079) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel and toasted malts up front some oranges tangerines and leafy hops or veggies or both. Interesting. Pours golden amber w a thin head. Flavors of toasted malts caramel light oranges and vegetal leafy hops. Lingering leafy green taste. "Meh," (Jon, 2008).
after4ever (7490) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a gorgeous thick sudsy light tan head. Metallic aluminum nose. Creamy medium body with caramel and aluminum. Mild tangy tin finish. Not very good. No.
crackedmachine (479) - 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 (6898) - 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 (12154) - 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 (1143) - 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 (3509) - 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.