sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Dan Journal #57. Tasted November 2006. Hazy amber hued. Layer of white head. Floral grassy and bready nose. Slight peppery note. Rich and full bodied. Spicy hops. Smooth yet levely and tingling. Nice caramel malt undertone. Great IPA, but a touch light.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a coppery malaise of colors with a pearlish head and mild amount of lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is bitterly hoppy with pine and hay leaves dominating. Some notes of citrus and potpourri almost. The flavor is one hell of a kick in the ass. I was not expecting this to be as potent as it turned out to be. 75 IBUís can really bite you in the ass or the mouth when you dont expect them to. Absolutely tart and citrusy with grassy hops and a hint of basil it seemed. Very little malts used here but enough to create a sweet caramel malt finish which counteracting the complete molestation of my tongue by the highly carbonated bitter hops. Finish is sticky and dry. A bit tough to deal with at first but good once you get past the point of sobriety.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bright amber with a full head. About average hoppy-toasty with a c-hop accent. Nice balance, a little old school in that regard, with wood, toast and a bit of grapefruit as well. Even-handed for a 75IBU brew.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. murky maroon body with a nice gray white head. sweet hop nose of of grapefruit and pineapple. flavor is sticky pine with a strong grass finish. this has a decent malt side. the sweetness is a bit more up front after the second glass. caramel and bubble gum. the bitterness gets a bit tacky on the roof of my mouth after a bit. overall an enjoyable beer. this six pack will not last long.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper orange with a large, off whtie, foamy head. Floral, citrus, and pine hops. Fruity freshness, bitter, malt, and sweet. Flavor is all IPA. Citrus, pine and floral hops. Orange, some sweet malt, and a touch of refreshing fruit flavor. Medium, dry body. Finishes bitter and dry. Havenít gotten my hands on a real good IPA in a while (Japan likes there IPAs to be sweet) and this has rekindled my love of this style.
Tejas (824) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle > Cowboy Club, Jackson Hole, WY. Really nice hoppy freshness in the nose and the flavor. Great IPA that Iím gonna track down on draught. Wish I could get this in TX.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Ritgers in Hawaii. The last of a very long walk and night that started at a brewery and ended in a black eye. Strong smell of hops, finally something with a decent start. Tastes of citrus, pine, hops and bitter endings. I was to full to finish this one, but i was enjoying it.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy bronze colour. Moderately hoppy aroma, though the hops arenít very lively, their aroma seems muted, flat and wet if that makes sense. Like the aroma, hop flavours are not well defined they tend to wallow in sweet malt and slowly peter out into a spicy hop finish. I suspect the bottle I tried was not the freshest, but it didnít really show signs of past glory. Unlike most other Deschutes beers, this one did not really impress me.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Ritgerís Hawaii. Decent hoppy aromas off this golden amber pour with a really nice head. Flavors were similar. Strong hops of citrus and grass of the finish. Not bad
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. best before 6/30/07. pours clear golden-amber with white head. nose isnt very hoppy, subtle spicy and grapefruit hops. flavor is spicy and leathery hops, medium bitterness, and biscuit notes with cookie finish. this tastes more like an english-style ipa and a well done one at that. enjoyed.