GenkiGonzo (541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Craft Beer Base. Copper with small off-white head. Hops and some grass. Flavour also has some citrus and malts.
Iphonephan (4039) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle at the Epic Brewery Annex in SLC UT. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Grassy hop nose and flavor. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slight bitter finish.
luttonm (2908) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Uber Tavern in Seattle. Coppery red, dry hop aroma. Coppery red ale, red malts and metallic hop bite. Dry finish. Solid, tart ale.
onceblind (5206) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy dark golden under a thin sticky off-white head. Aromas of sweet earthy toffee, toast, and grassy hops. The flavor starts with a big wave of sweet toffee, a little earthy nuttiness, lots of leafy/grassy hops, mild bitterness, and a touch of pine on the generally sweet nutty finish. Very crisp and malty strong pale ale. Big fan.
beer_SLC (1) - - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great tasting beer. Beer like this makes me happy because it shows my city is really coming around as far as brewing.
JonMoore (1972) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - release number 30, cloudy amber colour with slim, off-white head, prone to lacing. Aroma of hops, caramel, pine and malts - smells balanced. Tastes the same, nice bitter finish, medium bodied, soft carbonation. Very good pale ale.
BrewMstr (112) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great pale ale, as advertised better than Crompton! Overall solid aroma, taste, appearance, and palate. Epic makes better IPA’s but this works for something a little less aggressive.
BrettTaylor (630) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured as a taster at Denver taproom. citrus and resin on nose, copper color, mostly resin on palate, lots of dark malt flavors wo/ being very dark. Finish was a little bit unpleasant for me and I think it was from the dark malt notes at the end.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear / brown color. Good hoppy, full-bodied pale ale. Well carbonated. Missing a little on the hop front.
jrob21 (2842) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Checking this one off the list after being on there for seemingly forever. Thanks jesterdeal. Lots of spruce and pine as the name suggests. Nice caramel malt body to smooth things out a bit. Full bodied and pretty nice. The spruce does not knock you over as another up front ipa might.