bpreo (2068) - 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.
Ferris (7659) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Light Mandarin and citrus with some sweet caramel. Clear gold with a small white head. Light Mandarin, some bitterness and finishes a bit tropical. A little watery and has a dry finish.
flapjack202 (3) - - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this at a buddy’s house and was told it was a new recipe. Love the new packaging. I can’t really remember the last time I had this beer, but whatever they did to the recipe... well done.
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevX360, Bellingham
Hazy amber color with generous head. This is a semi-dry and lean bodied Amber Ale, with forgettable aroma, some caramel flavor, ordinary bitterness and very little hop quality. Not an IPA; still drinkable.
RumRunner101 (879) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber pour. Aromas of biscuity malts, grapefruit. Flavour has a nice bready malt backing with citrus - lemon and grapefruit. Finishes slightly bitter. Nice.
harrymel (1551) - 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 (327) - 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 (4164) - Snohomish, 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.
jgb9348 (5092) - 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) - Plainfield, 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.