tatinek (40) - South Dakota, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great IPA not overpowering in hops. Well balanced. Would buy again and again.
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
poured from bottle to new belgium tulip
A: amber in color. low to no head or bubbles. Great clarity.
S: Fruity. Very, very hoppy nose. Expect this one was dry hopped, twice. Apricots, citrus, slight pine on nose.
T: My nose deceived me. This ale has the smack of early hops, but little or no compliments from mid to late additions to wort. Low fruitfulness for a PNW IPA.
M: thinly falls around tongue. light body. dry finish.
D: Maybe my bottle was not fresh, as none of the anticipated flavors were there. On the contrary, the beta acids provided in the nose, so, I guess this IPA is just not for me.
Serving type: bottle
chuckstout (232) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle- pours a crystal clear Amber with a nice off white head and good lacing. Floral, citrus aroma with a touch of bread. Cream from the everlasting head with great mouthfeel, good hop bite balanced with pine, caramel and citrus quality.
maxwelldeux (3052) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear light brown color with a fairly thick off-white head on it. Nose has some nice hoppiness on it, with some nice floral and resiny tones to it. Taste is fairly bitter, with a slight bit of earthiness to it that makes it a little weird.
bpreo (1423) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was attracted to this beer because of the logo, a pirate ship and a treasure map of India. I’ll pretend I am drinking a pirate beer.
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy deep copper and amber coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of light earthy and citrusey hops, some good malt, a hint of caramel and a bit of floral notes. Medium-bodied; Assertive nutty and earthy malt notes at first with a good english hoppy flavour and more of a pronounced hop feel and a chalkier/meatier malt flavour profile. Aftertaste shows nuts, caramel, a hint of bitterness and some more traditional West Coast IPA flavours, but not much - just a tiny hop bitterness. Overall, a decent and different IPA than I was expecting, but one worth trying if you are interested in an English style IPA or one that breaks the mold of a West Coast IPA. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Pear Delicatessen in Seattle, Washington on 08-February-2013 for US$2.00 sampled at home in [the real] Washington on 28-February-2013.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at NorthWest Sausage & Deli in Centralia, WA. Pours a clear orange-gold colored body with a thin, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate soapy lacing. Aroma is floral grapefruits with some light pine resins and a somewhat bready, light caramel malt backing. Flavor is similar. Earthy and floral grapefruits with some light pine resins and a somewhat bready, lightly sweetened caramel malt backing. Finishes moderately bitter and dry before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Nothing special, but well hopped and enjoyable. Not bad.
reebtogi (3828) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 and a half finger white head that leaves some thin spotted lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and pine with some light caramel. Taste is grapefruit and piney hop bitterness with some light caramel malty sweetness. Light to medium body with more than enough carbonation. Aroma is definitely better than the taste in this brew. Overall, a typical IPA, nothing really special.
Vir4030 (489) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Wow, head! HEAD! Look out for the HEAD! I got about 3/4" of beer and about 6" of head in my pint glass. Good thing I stopped pouring after about 600ms. Hang on, I gotta wait for this to go down before I can pour some more. I hope it won’t be too long before I can actually try the beer. This thing is foamed up like a root beer float. This is a cloudy amber, now that I have almost a half pint full I can see that. The aroma is very sweet. Very, very sweet. Wow, this is as sweet as it is foamy. The flavor is more sour, though. I wouldn’t call this "hopped to the extreme", and I wouldn’t call the flavor necessarily good. I still don’t have a beer to drink, because there’s still an inch and a half of foam on the beer. If it kicked ass, like the Rivertowne Old Wylie’s, then I could deal with the foam. But it doesn’t. It smells weird, and it tastes weird. I’m going to pour this beer out because I’m tired of waiting and I have no confidence that this beer is any good. This tastes more like a champagne. Screw this.
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a clear amber with a off white cream head. The aroma is sour grain and malts, not much hop. Taste is metallic hops and malts, very watery finish.