GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice surprise. Overall an excellent IPA and one of my favorite Oregon beers. Pours a nice amber color with a thick, off-white head. Lots of caramel and hops. Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth. Fantastic lacing: was able to get the entire glass coated in one continuous white fluff like a perfect pint of Guinness. Hops is of course the dominating taste but this IPA is also quite sweet from the crystal malts. Orange and grapefruit...I’m missing those flavors.
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear amber color, thick off-white head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Slight pine. Bitter taste, bit thin though.
alexsdad06 (5236) - Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of riversideAK. Pours a clear copper colo with a medium sized off white head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is moderately sweet grapefruit citrus with some light piney hops as well. The flavor has a great deal of hop presence. Grapefruit and pine dominate in the mouth. What sweetness there might be is quickly overtaken with bitterness. There is not much malt backbone to speak of. Medium bodied, on the dry side, not especially complex. Its not that this is bad, just one dimensional.
waolsen (1352) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. copper pour with foamy head. funky and earthy aroma. large bitterness up front and rich sweet malts. hops are there but not very impressive flavor. little funky.
DialSquare (2497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap sampler from deschutes bar in portland. clear copper pour. citrus earthy aroma. tastes of sweet caramel, citrus, spices. piney bitter aftertaste. crisp and refreshing. good.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1660-20080904] 12floz bottle. Malty caramel and mild tree bark aroma. Hazy, amber brown body with quick light tan bubbles. Super bitter malt flavour with caramelized tree bark notes. Bitter medium body. Striking bitterness.
(@ Diamond Princess cruise ship; near AK)
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark orange with a yellowish head. Poured with heavy carbonation. Aroma is of hops, slight citrus hints, and malt. The carbonation leaves the beer with a very creamy mouthfeel. Taste is of malts and banana, balanced by bitter hops. The sharp bitterness lingers on long after each sip.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very solid, quaffable IPA, a great introduction to microbrews. Pours beautifully.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 12oz bottle. Brown-amber color. Brewery wort and fresh hop aroma. Full bodied, classic West Coast IPA characteristics. Floral and bitter hop characteristics, well balanced by a nice malt backbone. Incorporates a little more dryness and fruity characteristics than most WIPAs, a very nice beer.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter hop aroma with a good malt backbone. Amber brown in color with a white head. Bitter floral hop flavor with a lasting finish.