LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a semi hazy yellow gold. After the pour you get a pretty pillowy white head that shrinks down to a thin white film. Within the hazy body you will see rising bubbles.
Aroma: Piney fruity hop nose and grain.
Taste: Crackery malt, husky grain, piney hops. Some fruitiness. Long bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied high carbonation.
Overall: This guy didn’t do it for me. I don’t want to say this is THE example of a Pacific Northwest fresh hopped IPA, but I have had my fair share of beers like these that are piney and way malty come out of this area. Points for the bitter finish, but other than that I wouldn’t revisit this.
brewcrew2002 (83) - USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer. Had this one with a friend at Reds Ale House! A very nice IPA, with a smooth Drinkable finish.
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best by 27DEC12
Pours golden on pilsner straw with a solid sheet of fine whites. Smells fruity with some resin, grass and green grape. Flavor is grainy and nearly like a pilsner with a dry stony bitterness and only a bit of resin character. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a slick finish. This would be a great beer if marketed as a bohemian pilsner, but IPA, not a chance.
Serving type: bottle
vtafro (2455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Aroma is light crisp hop and into of malt. Flavor is comparable to prima pils or sunshine pils, nice light but not overbearing.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours turbid canary gold with 2-finger white head. Nose is fresh wet hops, pale malt, citrus. Tastes resiny hoppy, with a lot of pineapple and grapefruit flavor, an overall dryness, and some finishing white peppery spice notes. Very good.
Storm_Shadow (106) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with a small white head. I found something in the aroma strange. Perhaps a bit grassy ? Finishes hoppy and malty.
stantheman (565) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at St Augustine’s on The Drive in Vancouver. A very pale, crisp and refreshing IPA. Not particularly seasonal for late October, but a damn nice easy-drinking IPA anyhow. 3.5
commonshawn (264) - - OCT 23, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Clear gold. Little aroma with maybe a little sweetness. Great lacing. Some initial hoppiness, then a bit of a clean malty sweetness. Very crisp. Well done.
beertholomeus (527) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, honey, floral, hop and malt aroma. Citrus, floral, honey and pine flavors. Medium light body and a floral finish.
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like this beer! Nice and light golden hue, but packs a bit, fruity aroma punch. Nice and hoppy, good amount of bitters, just enough to boost the powerful tropical punch, pine, and pineapple aroma. There is so much of this fruity/flower aroma that it makes the beer sweet. This is a complex and great tasting IPA that I would drink over and over.
youngchop (1) - - OCT 7, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Note: The 2013 vintage is Amarillo hops not Cascade. Aroma is tropical and grapefruit. Pale gold in color, lighter than similar IPAs. Overall, great beer