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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Like fresh powder, it’s a seize-the-moment thing. At harvest, we rush Goschie Farms’ Cascade hops fresh from vine to kettle. Not any Cascades, mind you, but an heirloom strain, from a single field, restored from the original rhizome. Hope you’re as hopped up as we are.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
The pour is a clear gold color with a moderate, pillowy, white head which is mostly lasting and leaves some frothy lace. The nose is cascade-like with some rustic, light mint, orangey, floral, and light pine; this seemed more like an APA than IPA. The flavor is similar with a more than moderate bitterness, a sweet roll malt base, piney and floral, still some mint notes, light orange, and a light sweat note. The palate is less than medium, very lively, and somewhat creamy. The beer finishes fairly short with some sweat and a lingering rustic and mint note. Not a bad beer but the cascades are way overdone, not much hop depth and a malt base that did not complement the rest of the beer. Almost like a fresher, slightly more bitter Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... Decent but not worth their effort with the fresh Cascades.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (665) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Clean, lager-like malt aroma with what seems like a Chardonnay component (would have guessed this was aged in wine casks). Very slightly hazy and a pale golden yellow color. The flavor is much more like a maibock or helles bock than an IPA (especially from the West coast). Very malt forward with smooth caramel and wood notes. The hops are evident but not overtly bitter with a really nice floral and light pine flavor. There is a nice astringent bitterness left behind along with a little honeyed sweetness. Very good and tasty, but not what you’d expect from an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear straw yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of grass, grain, hints of lemon, wet hop notes, nice zesty and spicy notes as well, but not much aroma there. Taste is a mix of spicy and zesty notes, hints of lemon, grass, earth and yeasty notes, some nice refreshing grainy and white fruit notes, finishing bitter, dry and more spice. Very refreshing, would be perfect for the summer, but not enough hops to make them really stand out.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Very pale but clear. The white foam is thin leaving faint aromas of citrus and apple. Bitter apple, citrus, and lemon zest. Malt is not balanced well and bitterness lasts long into the finish. Flavor is good just not proportional.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1621) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bomber. Pours an almost clear bright golden with a medium white head with good retention, leaving lace. Aroma consists of pine, lemon rind, grapefruit. Taste is bittersweet with an emphasis on bitter, but not overly so. Has a biscuity flavor underneath the hoppiness. It definitely tastes fresh. Tasty and straightforward.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubledbrew (1) - USA - OCT 25, 2012 does not count
Poured from 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Yellow , straw color super clear, good carbonation white thin head stays. Medium bodied and bright hoppy mid palate tastes. Aroma is grapefruit, grassy. Smooth bitter finish

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beaver (1219) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
22 oz bottle, best by 12/27/12. Pours clear light straw yellow with a medium frothy white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is grainy, slightly vegetal, malts and grassy metallic hops.

The flavor is sweet vegetal biscuity malts with a good sized grassy (slightly minty) bitterness in the finish. There’s a bit of a charred hop aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, not my cup of tea. Vegetal, biscuity malts with grassy hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pine, earthy, and spicy hops with pilsner malts and a bit of biscuit. T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops, some bitterness, and some pilsner malts. Through the middle, floral, pine, and spicy hops come through with some more bitterness and some light biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of pilsner malts, some honey, grapefruit, floral, and grassy hops, and some resiny bitterness. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and lightly sweet finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice fresh hop beer. There is just enough malt for balance and it really lets the hops shine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
22 oz. bottle. It pours a very light golden yellow color with a frothy white head. Surprising how light this is. The aroma has lots of floral hops, honey and grapefruit with distinct pilsner maltiness. The flavor is a bit sweeter with honey, pilsner malt and intense floral hops and a bit of grass. The body is light but a bit sticky. Unusual but fun beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 22, 2012
22oz bottle. Clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, cereal grain and herbal tea. Flavor is medium bitter with a mild, light malt presence, alcohol fairly well hidden. Light body with soft carbonation. Kind of a Pilsner/IPA hybrid, very light malt character.


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