bpreo (2400) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very strong, robust American Pale Ale (APA, or is it AIPA?). Worth a try, but not too many.
teamsale (102) - Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin off-white head and minimal lacing. Smells heavy citrus. Tastes strongly of lemon, quite sweet as well which covers up a lot of the bitterness. Reminds me of a hefe served with a big fat lemon, only sweeter. A bit of an odd brew.
andrewje41 (2609) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured. Once upon a time I was down in the Bend/Redmond area, and found this on draft, and it was my very first experience with Cascade Lakes. Main thing I take from that, is that the beer was solid enough for me to remember what beer it was. Picked this bottle up somewhere in Seattle recently. I was looking forward to this. The label looks to be slapped on by hand about 30 degrees off of being centered. The artwork looks like something I used to draw up in math class back in high school. Only I canít draw. Iím about as good at drawing as I am at rating beers. You can tell what Iím trying to do, but just barely. The beer pours a bright orange color with a rocky foam head. Soft hop, spice malt, and metallic aroma. Flavor is barely floral, bready malt that is a good balance with the hops. Not quite sold on the hop profile, but the balance is good, and it drinks easy. A little different than your typical IPA. Not bad.
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from nitro at Bier Stein. Pours a clear gold with a thick white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces beautifully. Aroma combines flora and citrus with a light grain backing. Flavor has grass and bitter citrus note with a bit if bread and light grains supporting.
mintzmeet (426) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells of mashed up paper and lumber. tastes much better. nice bite but doesnít overwhelm the more pleasant lightness of being of the malts.
lightbias (438) - USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opened the bottle and poured a dark straw liquid with an off-white head about a finger deep. The aroma is bright grapefruit and skunky pine and pulling on the brew brings a flavor equal to the brew. The palate is bitter, flat and boring, the carbonation doing nothing to accentuate any of the aroma, and it seems to be dragging the flavor through, almost kicking and screaming.
Not a fan, but itís drinkable really, but only if I didnít have another choice.
jkwood04 (5210) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of bitter hops, lots of caramel and pale malts, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not good.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose is grapefruit, taste is grapefruit, oranges, bitter
MikeAH (4) - Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
1.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
One of the few IPAs that I have tried that I really did not like. There was an odd finish to the beer that I could not nail down. I would not buy this again.
mjg74 (2951) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Walmart. Fresh batch @ 7.1%. Very light amber in color. Nose is somewhat light on the hops, with a sweet fruitiness dominating. Grapefruit peel up front, along with a decent amount of sweetness. Pretty well balanced maltiness. Finish is pretty much grapefruit peel. Very drinkable and well balanced.
beastiefan2k (3312) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The world is full of IPAs, full of dull IPAs indistinguishable from each other. It makes you want to even stop trying. Then something actually decent comes along when you quit looking. This beer was one of those. Picked up this beer just because it was a single in a local grocery store. Poured it half thinking it would soon be poured down the drain. But it was actually good, fun, something I liked and happy to have enjoyed. 12oz bottle. Golden color. Not a lot of lacing. Lemon hops, lemony tea biscuits, ad a slightly sweet raisin bread character. A nice mix of bright lemony hops and a slightly sweet maltiness. Neither too much, well balanced.