BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops a roma and flavor This was a nice IPA good easy drinking.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Thanks clint. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber. Loose white head. Earthy piney leafy nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty caramel grassy pine mid palate. Long sticky caramel sugar finish.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hoppy aroma, little spearmint. caramel gold. chewy shortbread, light on the bitterness. light/medium bodied, Leaves me wanting more
BillKismet (3165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer kept me in a state of suspended judgment and extended cogitation. Nice bronzed body with a unique IPA hop profile, probably from the emphasis of the Tettnanger hops among the hop trifecta. Twangy and piny in aroma and flavor with equal parts Swiss Mountain and Buckley, WA country hoedown.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler; thanks to bvc for sharing; pours dirty orange with slight haze and trace white bubbles forming on the edges; fruit juicy hops on the nose; stale malts, lemons, bready; texture is thin with light flavors of stale fruits; raw, dry finish is slightly bitter; like the nose, but flavors come off a little grassy and stale
bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler that I picked up at the brewery. Pours a hazed honey golden with a touch of a gray tint to it and a loose light ivory white head. Nose is super juicy and fruity with light citrus but mostly tropical fruit...pineapple, mango, star fruit. Kind of get spruce as well. A bit under carbonated but good feel to the body. A touch wheaty and gritty with some earthiness. Grass, hay, and the big tropical notes on the nose are very mellow. Decent session ipa that has an awesome nose and would be even better with a touch more carbonation and more of the hops showing through in the flavor.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hey, something disagreed with my stomach on this day...maybe they really do put liberty caps in this thing. But for the sake of legalities we’ll presume the name refers to the peak on Mt Rainier. Cloudy amber. Light woody aroma. Low bitterness for style. Woody cascade signature. Some caramel maltiness. Good, but at the light end for an IPA.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good IPA. Poured amber gold with thin head. Hoppy aroma with sweet malt back. Flavor much the same. Nice medium body with slightly sticky finish.
19Ei8hty (1110) - Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 Really decent IPA - very smooth, nice unfiltered look, holds a head very well. The flavor is somewhat blah with plenty of hop taste and a heavy malt backbone. Definetly not kick-in-the-face bitter. One of my new favorites. Plenty of citrus notes with some floral hints.
rekiwi (2) - USA - JUN 15, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Best darned IPA I’ve every tasted. Instead of the over-hopped slug of chemical flavor that reminds me of dishwashing detergent I get from other IPAs, Elkhead’s IPA has a strong, clear hop character that actually enhances the maltiness of the brew. This IPA has me spoiled.