JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruddy pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite hoppy. Rich sweet malt but it’s not cloying at all. A bit of resin and pine with a nice sticky resinous finish. Iced tea and a bit of sweet caramel which I normally hate but here it kind of works. Assertive bitterness.
Terminus (3311) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub september 2012-pours bright copper hue with a small eggshell white head. nose of pine resin and cleaner with some sweet carmel backbone. flavors follow suit-lots of pine and caramel sweetness to balance this one out. some nice leafy hop notes come in during the finish. a different take on an ipa, more like they say, an IRA. Cool brew!
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Cask at The Pine Box, Seattle. Dark, bright red, foamy greay head. Sweet, rosy hops. Great warming hops on a red ale. Sweet juicy body. Alright, quite nice on cask.
Changed (369) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
10oz pour, expertly recommended by bartender @ Horse Brass. Pour is caramel w/ white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is a little bit of sour, lemony hops. Flavor starts with bitter hod and progresses into malty/sour goodness. Lively carbonation. This beer has more depth than most beers I’ve ever tried... Excellent!
BK7 (770) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at f-stop. Big hoppy red with some IPA bitterness mixed in. Finish is malty with a weird after taste.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red tinted amber. Malty nose with a good helping of caramel. Balanced on the palate showing some sweeter malts, with reasonably subdued hops on the finish. Very nice.
dwm1034 (686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Belmont Inn...thanks to Tim for this one. Excellent balance of hops in nose and taste...with a malty body for smoothness....very well done; wish we could get this in Illinois.
after4ever (6468) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ncbc. Pours a cloudy amber with a dense creamy tan head. Big tangy grapefruit nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast and caramel mid palate. Mild tangy finish.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper reddish color with a thick, foamy head. Complex hop and malt aroma. A bit of a caramel flavor? Very smooth and slightly sweet mixed with some nice hops bitterness. This is a very good beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3436) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a day-old growler brought back from Oregon by my buddy John. Citrus orange/lemony hop aroma. Somewhat mild, though, without too much else happening. Moderately hazy amber body with a frothy, yellowish head present. Super citrus lemon hoppiness to start. Has a nice chewiness with some caramel malts in the middle. Finishes with mildly spicy, herbal , and lightly bitter finish. Very drinkable stuff. Nice.