mcberko (6311) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GCBF ’10, pours amber. Aroma and flavour of caramel malts upfront, with the hops kicking in later. Decent.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Brouwers Cafe. Hazy amber pour, pink/tan head leaves a moderate lace. Grassy/kaya and flowery aroma, balanced towards hops but the sweet malt isn’t overwhelmed. Medium body with fine carbonation. Earthy towards the dry finish.
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft in of all places in a Japanese restaurant in Ashland, Oregon. . Came a hazy copper colored pour with a small white head. Medium lacing. Nose of citrus and caramel malts. Fairly full body and slick mouthfeel. Flavor is lightly bitter and full of lively nuances. Dry bitter finish, Very good. \
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was a big fan of this beer. IT looked great, it tasted even better. It had a nice hop profile, had a unique malty spiciness, was very smooth. Oregon brewers have it going on.
This is a great great beer.
skylercampbell (25) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is by far the best example of a "Belgian IPA" that I have tasted. Deceptively simple (Nothing but Gambrinus Pils and Imported Crystal 75L malts, Brewer’s Gold and Simcoe hops, and the delicious Trappistes Rochefort yeast strain. Yet, this simple recipe comes together to make a really outstanding, unique IPA. In every way it tastes American, but the Belgian yeast just adds a wonderful subtle something that puts this beer over-the-top. Sadly, many places serve this beer under-carbed, but if you get this beer at the right place (ideally the fantastic Double Mountain taproom), you are in for a treat.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very stinking good beer. Had on tap at Screen Door in Portland. Ver nicely done.
Crit (3340) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber,lasting beige head.Big citrus hop nose.Huge tart citrus hop profile,hint of malt.Medium strength citrus/bitter hop end.Needs more malt
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Paddy’s in Portland:   Reddish amber, slight haze, thin to moderate frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Mealy nose, pale hoppiness, slight soil and earthiness.   Malty Pale is what this comes across as.   Clean.   Citrus tang on the finish.   Yea, malty Pale for certain.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Tiz okay.   Wouldn’t mind if it was a little more Amberish (malty) and perhaps with a bit more sweetness.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 24, 2009
Appearance: clear copper, fine beige head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, lots of earthy and citrus hops
Overall: sweet dark caramel malt aroma, lots of earthy hops, light breadyness, touch of citrus, light bitterness allows the hops to play
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at Henry’s in Portland, ruby/amber pour thin tan head, sweet aroma of malt with noticeable hop aroma, sticky malt/hop flavor with residual sweetness on palate, definitely "bigger" then any other red i’ve had!