eaglefan538 (2902) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand bottle shared by Slob. Pour was amber-orange, good initial head, although it subsided quickly, but laced quite well. The aroma was bitter grassy, earthy, even herbal. The flavor followed the aroma and included some faint caramel and orangey notes. Mouthfeel was only moderately bodied, maybe a little past its prime, yet still a darned bitter and good IPA. Thank you, Bert!
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear bright amber with a thin but persistent white head. Fruit and grapefruit in the nose. Medium body, light carbonation. THe taste starts sweet with tangerine giving way to grapefruit and eventually grapefruit rind and pine. Very similar to their regular IPA, but with more of everything except water.
Ibrew2or3 (7046) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the Diamond Knot brewpub. This one has been a long time favorite of mine that I finally get a chance to sit down and rate it. It pours a clear deep gold with copper core and long lasting ring of white foam. The aroma is light with mild sweet grapefruit hops and syrupy lightly roasted malts. The taste starts off chewy with rich lightly roasted malts. Some sweet late addition grapefruit hoppiness wells up creating a mild sweet orange juice sensation. That doesn’t last long as the grapefruit hop bitterness builds into the finish. Very smooth hoppy beer that is dangerously drinkable. Neither a hop bomb or a malt bomb but manages to stay pretty well balanced with a lean toward hops. A must try if you are in the area.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An earthy bitter and toasty aroma. Copper color, nice head. Flavor is more toasty malt with a nice pleasant bitter finish. Nothing over the top. A very well balanced IIPA. Very enjoyable.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is caramel-medium malt, citrus/orange zest-hops. Taste is perfumy/spicy/bitter hops, alcohol. Sipping.
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost indistinguishable from the standard IPA = Not much additional malt, more of a dry hopped profile. Very floral with an astringent, oily hop flower finish.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Lekker floral hop flavour. Orange with lasting foamy head. Refreshing bitter flavour with floral notes. Full mouth feel and lasting finish. Seek this one out.
jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 On Tap - Hilltop Ale House, Diamond Knot Brewery, Old Towne Ale House. This is a transformational ale. Tread lightly with this powerful brew. This IPA is very close to the heart of the standard of the northwest style. I can’t find a brew like this anywhere else in the country. Best of breed for sure.
BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - Eastside Club Tavern - Olympia
Dark amber color with a nice head. Thick aroma and a great flavor this is a IMPY IPA. Has a deep malt and hops flavor and the hops win every time. This is a spicy and deep rich flavored beer. Grea BEER...
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Draft at Taphouse Grill in Seattle. Pours orange amber with an off white retentive head. Aroma of spicy hops. Initial flavor is heavy on malt, with notes of caramel and toasted grains. Mid palate has hints of orange with a strong dry hopped resiny bitterness. Finish is slightly dry, woody, with a strong herbal (sage, mint, pine) bitterness. Not bad, but I am not the biggest fan of the Columbus hop..