raphael (1059) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As a home brewer I’ve long liked these hops, and double mountain turns them loose. I can’t forget a beer like Green Flash’s Palate Wrecker for it’s pine intensity, but Cluster sets that piney a little to the back, cushioned in caramel and lemon. The aroma is more assertively pine, with sawdust & caramel, clean finish.
Lagerboy (1658) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottled on: 06/04/14. Opaque paler orange, whiter foam mostly fades. Aroma of fruity citrus hop. Herbal berry fruity hop taste, somewhat tropical, faintly floral and spiced, mild sweet malts, low bitterness. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. Hardly a series of chaotic events. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
jsnicholas (433) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015 Bottle (500ml $4.50) Hazy Golden medium head. Aroma Skunky. Bottle was 6 months old. Need to retry a fresh one. Lots and Lots of floaters (bottle conditioned?). Taste: This was better. Some sweetness and citris. Little bitterness.
Update 6/23/2015: Was 2.7 now 3.0. Fresh bottle was much improved, but still not a favorite
Retry Fresh one.
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrusy and piney hops. A little sweet leaning, but bitter enough to notice too. I like the pils malt, but still a little heavy for my taste.
BuckeyeBoy (4057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a golden topped with a small head. Nose is citrus pine hops and some sweetness. Taste is more of the hop combo citrus and pine with a good malt bill.
Gerbeer (2567) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with light head and some floating sediment. Aromas of candied citrus, tropical fruit and toasted malts. Flavors of pine/spruce and bitter citrus peel with a late bitter vegetable note. Nice experiment using the older hops but I think I’ll avoid in the future.
stchloe (904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A light sweet malty body well balanced against piney citrus hop profile, lighter on the bitterness but pleasant.
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep golden color with ivory sheen. Earthy, dank, citrusy hop aromas with some malt sweetness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Big spicy, earthy, herbal, citrusy hoppy flavors with a dusty pale malt base brew___nicely drying finish---very tasty.
salvaticas (533) - - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Pours a yellowish gold. Lightly bitter, not very hoppy, mildly sweet and OK balance. Meh.
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at PIB, pours a cloudy golden blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out citrus zest, piney hops, and hay. Flavour is very dry, with notes of biscuity and crackery malt, and dry floral hops that linger on. Very dry and crackery. Not the most interesting IPA, but well-enough made. Decent.