mikedR (1069) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely quintessential IPA. Hits every note perfectly. Citrus and pine flavor over a malt base that doesn't get in the way. Bitterness is perfect. Just plain good. A-
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Homer321 (1596) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brew pub. Strong cheesy hop aroma. Some melon notes. Flavor is melon like with a firm bitterness. Semi sweet finish with done residual pepper on the tongue. Slight alcohol warming.
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bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at OBF as ClusterF#ck Single Hop IPA. Pours dark gold with a slight white head. Fruity citrus aroma. Med + body. Flavor is light malt with lots of earthy/fruity/citrus hop. Mild burn. Dry fruity finish. Nice!
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed golden with a thin off white head. Nose is hops, bitter orange, sugars, citrus. Taste comprises light grapfruit, orange, pine, hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the finish.
PapaSkeetSkeet (806) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light gold with two inches of white head which fade like the diminishing superstructure of Cheetos soaking in water. Aroma is sticky pine sap, grapefruit, lemon, herbal twang (juniper), cedar wood, even a hint of cinnamon!? Body is on the light side of medium. Flavor indicates chewed peanut shells (anyone else getting this, it’s dead on), pomegranate seed pits, slightly burnt nuts, grass, bitter resin. Certainly an interesting beer. I guess I should drink/brew with more cluster!
johnbuck100 (236) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pt bottle. From whole foods Portland , nice clean hop flavor. Clean yellow pour. Not incredibly complex but the hops are front and center. A very nice hoppy brew.
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3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 Bottle. Hazed gold with a fine white head. Rich orange and peach nectar hops, moderately musty, light cheese rind and herbs. Very much like an EKG hopped bitter or English pale ale in the nose. Strongly bitter body on top of a surprisingly lean pale malt core. Lemon, pepper, white onion, lawn clippings and dried herb flavor. Pasty, yeasty finish, a bit chalky but not to an extent to annoy me. Bright and vibrant and I would guess it’s about 6% rather than over 7%. More dry than sweet, musty and herbal with a rustic English hop quality and a pleasant bitter lemon pith flavor. Very clean and enjoyable for me at a time when IPA and strongly-hopped American ales aren’t really doing it.
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sb. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber with lots of rising nucleation columns. Sweet orange and cookie dough nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Lightly toasted caramel with oranges on the mid palate. Mild citric finish.
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured pale, mildly hazy with a thick forming eggy white head. Nose had earthy vegetal hops. Some bitterness but the hop spicing was overly earthy with onion-like vegetal tones along with a strong citrus note too. Not much malt to balance.
pdx77 (1191) - Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at PDX Beer Week 2013 Kickoff Party at Lucky Lab. Pale golden color. Soapy grassy hop aroma. Taste is quite hop forward, with definite grassy bitter notes. OK, but not a favorite.