after4ever (6500) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at uber. Pours a murky dark amber with a thick dense and creamy tan head that never goes away. Dense caramelly nose showing grapefruit and pine. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast and caramel mid palate with plenty of oily hop presence. Good sturdy long drinking pnw ale.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours cloudy orange-amber. Very little aroma. Flavor is bitter but not especially flavorful, with sufficiently malty foundation to overshadow the hop character. A decent PNW ale, but disappointing given the brewery’s description.
brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
more "wintery" and malty than most West Coast IPA’s. It’s full of flavor, but not super hoppy. tastes like a hoppy amber.
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Fifteenth Ave. Hophouse... Poured a cloudy reddish amber with a bubbly, off-white head. Earthy, wood-like hop flavor and bitterness with fruity, berry-like yeast esters. Light body, lots of flavor but still very drinkable. Malt sweetness and barley cereal grains in the background.