legion242 (2299) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a medium russet, garnet with a thin head. Nice nose. Unbalanced in the mouth with very little malt.
dfearnley (1115) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to IPA glass
Tropical fruit, grapefruit, flowers, biscuit, and pine. Thick translucent rddish amber, with a long lasting creamy and frothy light tan head. Pine, grapefruit, papaya, hops, and a bit of grain. This is classic Deschutes.
Salmoniform (1137) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with creamy white head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is grapefruit, orange peel, pine, straw, caramel. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a strong hop bitterness that extends through the finish. Overall this is a really nice shelf IPA.
RRistow12 (333) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a nice copper color with tan head. Good lacing. Aroma of floral notes, caramel and some toasted malt. Taste is pretty well balanced and sweeter than most IPAs. Caramel, toffee, brown auger malt backbone give it moderate sweetness with some pine and floral flavors giving it a clean consistent moderate bitterness. Above average IPA.
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beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brownish amber color with a nice off-white 1 finger head. Aroma of Citrus, pine, caramel, and malt. Orange flavor up front with a nice bitter sweetness, bit of caramel and grapefruit.
Bootlegger007 (88) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden cloudy appearance with a light fruity aroma, tastes of tropical fruits hit with an acidic sensation which turned to bitter aftertaste, creamy texture, very good IPA.
commonmac (465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Jake OíConnerís. Pint glass. Frothy head, lacing is high quality. Copper, maybe amber. Aroma has some strong hop characteristics. Malt sweetness at the onset. Hoppy throughout the middle and towards the end leaving a bitter, but enjoyable finish. More of a fall feel to this option. Not as citrus refreshing as other Pacific Northwest IPAs. Definitely worth a sample.
Block (1596) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer with a solid hop flavor. Alcohol is masked well. A bit piney at the finish.
ALLOVATE (2503) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At just on cool and into a snifter. Radiant, translucent orange copper, a little too translucent, with a fine bead and steady, loose off-white crest. Poignantly camphorous, like a hit of Morteinô to the head, is the nose with just enough biscuity malt, leafy herbs, roasted nuts, pine and nettles and just a sneaky touch of stonefruit. Bold and yet quite subtle on the palate. Creamy with very soft carbonation. Firm, malty, nutty and woody backdrop before a fruity, cherry rich, camphorous swallow. Long lasting bitterness; plenty of raw hops with floral, musky notes and bitter citrus fruit. Ok, but not ground breaking stuff. Weighted, but sessionable! (12fl.Oz, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
CanIHave4Beers (3427) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours basically an amber color with a big head and decent lacing on the glass.
The aroma is hop forward, plenty leafy with some light pine, itís also got a good bit of toasty malt. It seems like the hop character sort of tapered off a bit after a minute or two of sitting in the glass.
The flavor is, oh... fine I suppose. Itís defiantly not "my type" of IPA, but itís not bad beer. Itís defiantly balanced with a light malt sweetness, some big bitterness, and a nice citrus and grassy hop character.
It is a timepiece for IPAs of a particular generation and I think itís one of the better ones of itís kind. But like I said, itís really not my thing.