Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Crow’s Feet Commons, Bend, 23/05/13.
Hazed orange amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is bitter orange, pine, hops, grapefruit.
Taste carries a big pine bite, hops, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, citrus, grass, caramel.
Full bodied, fine carbonation.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Like some of the other Deschutes IPAs, much dark than I’d expect/like. Copper pour with a white head. Nose is quite nice, at least. Very fruit forward. Lots of grapefruit and pineapple. Notes of apricot and peach, too. Pine, some caramel, and slight kumquat. Good balance of sweet and bitter tastes. Moderate caramel, but lots and lots of fruit. Tons of grapefruit, peach, and pineapple. Hints of kumquat on the finish and some piney bitterness.
Theis (14978) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Toasted, fruity, candy, high hoppy, resin, grassy, peppery, pineapples, grape fruity. Very american.
Oakes (14975) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, St. Augustine’s. Earthy, citrusy hop aroma. Sticky hop and crystal, maybe a bit too sticky in the finish as well. A fairly plain IPA by today’s standards, it didn’t hold my interest at all.
bhensonb (13742) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ledgers Liquors. [021 09]Brilliant reddish copper color with a multi-finger off-white head. Nice aromas of citrus and floral. Medium body with mildly frothy carbonation. Flavor is very hoppy. Floral and citrus. The malt is background. Finish is slightly astringent, lightly burning, but it’s not harshly bitter. But it’s bitter. Very good.
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2007 Total Score: 3.8
Huge aroma of pine and grapefruit, with detectable malt. Beautiful copper amber color with an off-white head that stays and lightly tries to lace. Medium mouthfeel, burst of mixed hop, followed by strong malt. However, the malt comes and goes quickly, as this is all about a hop finish. Creamy with a bite. Relatively mild carbonation. It might get better than this, but not often.
jtclockwork (13525) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Cavie. Pours clear amber. White head. Nose and taste of pineapple, citrus, hops and caramel malt. Light dry finish.
Tmoney99 (13165) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with shigadeyo. Pours a clear dark copper with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy complex hoppy citrus and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Heavy hoppy bittersweet flavor with a good bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Very good brew to share with a freind.
mcberko (13054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650mL bottle, pours hazy copper with a white head. Aroma of piney hops, citrus and caramel malts. Flavour of piney hops - somewhat bitter, citrus and balanced generously with caramel malts. Semi-sweet, medium palate. Most excellent.
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates, atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some bread/biscuit, light lime. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some alcohol, bread, light lime. Soft medium-full body, somewhat sticky.
Ratman197 (12834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of pine, earthiness, orange, light grapefruit and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, orange zest and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/24/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Bomber poured a hazy copper with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, pine and a hint of grapefruit rind with a lingering bitter finish.