Skyview (5031) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade with André in Seattle. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a thick and lumpy off-white head that has excellent retention and some spotty/sticky lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and lime zest, a touch of caramel malt, and some mild biscuit. Taste is medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, some orange zest, grapefruit juice and a touch of white pepper. Finish has a lingering mild bitterness that quickly kicks in and then fades slowly after the finish. The west coast caliper IPA category fits this brew very well.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, brown sugar, light malts, slight citrus, slight caramel, and a hint of grains. Poured amber/orange in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, citrus, caramel, light pine, slight resin, and a cloying metallic flavor. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Hops, resin, and strong metal finish is lightly dry.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Umber color with a taller fluffy off-white head. Aromas of crystal malt, wood and citrus. Caramel, paler malt, citric hops and touch of tropical fruit flavors. Touch of rust in the finish and into the linger. My last batch of IPA of the west coast is slightly less than awe inspiring.
rosenbergh (4762) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. 5.5%. From Seattle, WA, USA.
Hazy light brown colour with tiny to small off-white head.
Sweet caramel malty aroma with dark bitter hops.
Dark bitter hops, grapefruit and some malt sweetness in rather balanced flavour.
Suttree (4498) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish Orange, big ecru head. I called it "ecru" because I’m tired of saying "beige". Anyway, Toasted white bread and some citrus in the aroma. Nicely earthy, smoky flavors at first, and seems to stay fairly earthy and smoky throughout, with a resiny finish. Pretty tasty stuff.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head. Brownish-orange. Aroma is pine and dog food. No malt. Hot spiciness and hops. Bitter and takes a bit of getting used to.
BrewDad (4330) - Olympia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep copper color with a huge head to this beer. I got a fresh one Woooo Hooooo. Has a good balanced flavor and the hops where aweome with this brew. I liked the malts and the fruity flavors I was tasting. A good dry beer with a great hopped flavor.
TomDecapolis (4231) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a slightly hazy orange amber with a very small head. Grapefruit up front in the aroma. Taste is also grapefruit. Very bitter ending. A little oily.
mcberko (4147) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy dark golden with a small white head. Fairly mild grassy hops aroma and flavour. Refreshing IPA, but nothing special here.
dwyerpg (4092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice hop aroma. Flavor has a good hop bite. Sustains throughout. Quite bitter but overall pretty good.