Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cool looking Germany style 50cl bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports a fairly tight tan head of foam. The aroma emits dirty socks, orange gummy bears, a touch of malt sweetened cranberry as well as a faint cracker sort of note well off in the background. The taste has smooth malts and sweetened cranberries to faint orange candy to start and then it gets quickly into some nice resiny hop bitterness. The bitter hops have a fruity edge as well as murmurs of dirty earthiness in the background. I like this. It’s different and tasty.
5000 (5980) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Fiery amber, thin to moderate foamy off-white head, nice lacing. Faint unripened peach/apricot like nose up front, hoppy, slightly citrusy on the backside. Bright fruity hoppiness up front, some peach/apricot as well as citrus bits. Nice and hoppy but not biting, or overly bitter. Some aspects of tea or tobacco leaves on the backside. Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. Soft hop bitterness, peach/apricot, citrus peel, pith, and tobacco and tea leaves on the finish. Very smooth IPA. Not terribly bright, but very well balanced with lots going on. Enjoyable!
after4ever (5845) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500. Pours a dark cloudy amber with a loose white head and moderate lace. Highly vegetative nose, very plant like, really showing fresh hop notes. Toasty caramel and peppery herbal qualities. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel with peppery herbal danky fresh hop mid palate. Long earthy herbal finish. Great showcase for the plant life.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is fairly fruity with notes of sweeter caramel but mostly brown bread. Some tropical notes. A little herbal. Amber pour great head and lace. Hazy. Flavors of fruity hops some light residual sweetness and toasted brown bread. Smooth with a solid full body. Mild chewy finish. Solid fresh hop.
"Meh" (Jon, 2006).
mcberko (5196) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle, pours a cloudy amber orange with a small off-white head. Nose is full of piney hops, some tropical fruits, and apple. Flavour brings out piney hops, a little resin, some caramel notes, and a little bread. Begins on the sweeter side, and transitions to a dryer, hoppier finish. Definitely preferable to the regular IRA. Very solid fresh hop beer, but nothing extraordinary.
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice fresh hops aroma - Citrus and floral aroma and flavors. Very fresh and clean drinking IPA.
boFNjackson (4001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Hood River Fresh Hop Fest... Poured reddish amber with a white head. Bug floral, piney and citrus hop flavors. One of the most refreshing of the Fest as it was nicely balanced by a malt backbone and fruit esters.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours pale red with white head. Fruity hop aroma with slight sweaty note. Flavour has hop and malt in balance. Hop finish with more fruit, think it was pear.
beersearcher (2265) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love the regular IRA. This doesn’t have the same edge. Tastes similar to the Killer Green. That’s not a bad thing either. Has a little extra sweetness and minerality to it.
pushkinwow (1803) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, labelled as Killer Red Fresh Hop. Vibrant amber with a dark beige head. Sweet, tropical, caramel, unrefined, fresh, peach; on the palate swings the other way to a pleasing bitterness at first, moderate+ carbonation, refreshing body, becomes a bit sweet and then jumps full onto a semi-dry sweetness.