bwa5879 (772) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Darker amber pour with an inch of offwhite head. Strong juicy citrus hop aroma, lemon and grapefruit. Really soft carbonation, velvety mouthfeel, slightly dry finish. Taste is lighter than the aroma and simple - bitter pine and biscuity malt. Average APA with better aroma than taste.
williamstome (1153) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour, small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and sweet maltiness. Great hoppy flavor of citrus, pine, grass, and maybe a touch of that galaxy dankness. Full round mouthfeel.
pintbypint (2757) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz brown bottle. Orange colour clear. Beige head is sticky and clingy, lots of lacing. Nose has some fruit, citrusy hops. Taste has caramel, some fruitiness, citrus. Hoppy finish with pine and citrus, also some toasted malt. Medium creamy body. Pretty solid pale ale.
liquidhedonism (264) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Stanfordís in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel and biscuit. Taste/Palate: starts sweet and creamy; finishes crisp and bitter.
smroush (83) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark to medium copper color with a small off-white head.
Aromas of pine ans spruce with a nice malt balance.
Full body; long finish, mostly bitter but some malt also.
Overall a very nicely balanced IPA.
MaltOne (253) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear rich red gold. Big bubble lacing. Aroma is lightly citrus and vanilla. Taste starts malty and eases into more dry hop place. The malt components are both complex and subdued. Nice bright supple mouth feel. Particularly nice finish of well balanced refreshing malt/hop.
dukeandduke (87) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/12/15 - Finley Dunnes (Chicago) Draft - Decent offering - liked the citrus smell and taste. Hops were light, the texture was very light. Nice beer to complement a meal, but less strong in taste and strength than I typically look for in an pale ale. Good beer.
Beerman6686 (4952) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a red color with an off white head. Aroma was of floral and citrusy hops and toasted.malt. Flavor similar, very well rounded and classics red.ipa.
Onslow (1232) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Browning amber brew with two finger of off white head. Nice aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, a littler resin. Taste is light malt and hops up front - a bitter back bone / resin - transitioning to a more crisp citrus hoppiness in the last half of the swallow. Finish is a little sweet and with a retreating hops presence ending with a final flourish of tropical fruit. A solid APA, verges towards an IPA in character. Glad to have Deschutes in Michigan!
ABS (642) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Amber to copper colour. A quite small, white head. Resin, malt, caramel, some alcohol nose. Medium thickness and oily mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Refreshing. Pine, some grapefruit, honey, citrus and lemon flavour. Probably a bit old. The swedish importer covers up the best before date (in this case 06/28/14) with a new one (in this case march 2015), stating that the original best before should be understood as a "freshest before date". Stupid idea in my opinion. I would rather drink this type of beer fresh than having an old bottle which is useful only for ticking... This was a good beer in itís prime though, thatís for sure!