BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hop Mob Triple IPA Show - Pint Defiance Bottle Shop Tacoma - Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Hops forward aroma and flavor. This was a huge Triple IPA.
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Noble Fir in Ballard. Good rich hop aroma, deep apricot fuit. Some bitterness but very rich fruit. Deep pine, orange depth. A bit indistinct fruit at finish, some bitterness. Overall a bit too creamy and underdeveloped.
maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a hazy copper color with a small white head on it. Nose had some very bold citrus and resin hop elements in there. Taste was quite bitter, and felt just a little sticky on the palate, though smooth. Despite the 10%, it wasn’t at all boozy for me. About halfway through, I started getting a slightly sweet finish on it. I liked this one quite a lot.
after4ever (6500) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at sb. Pours a cloudy pale amber with scant whitish head. Sugary sweet malty nose with butterscotch. Slick medium body with light carb. Intensely sweet caramel and butterscotch, maybe a touch of ethanol. Feels a bit rushed.
ACHops (900) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Brouwers. Pours cloudy dark orange with thin white head. Aroma is buttery citrusy boozy malt, bitter on the finish. Taste is better - somewhat harsh sweet malt and plenty of bitterness from the hops but only minimal flavor - hints of grass and pine. I dunno, this didn’t do it for me, seemed like something went wrong here. Will revisit if I ever see again.