dnbthompson (30) - Bend, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
On draft at the Eugene Rogue Public House. This was a big disappointment after the waitress suggested that it was a citrus style IPA. I found this beer to be flat, blah and sour. Not at all in the sttyle of the IPAs of Oregon and particuliar the Bend area. I realize that everyone will fall in love with their local fav tap. This may be one of them for the folks in Track Town USA.....but just not for me.
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the quah. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin tan head. Big fruity sweet nose, oranges and tangerines. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toast, caramel, and oranges on the mid palate. Sweet finish.
reebtogi (4039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bomber pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger thick creamy head that has excellent retention and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is big citrus and pine hops with loads of caramel. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some spicy peppery notes and a bold citrus and pine hoppy bitter finish. Medium body and pleasant carbonation lend to nice sensations of the palate. A very nice IPA that was thoroughly enjoyed.
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy amber with a white head. The aroma holds hoppy tones of grapefruit/citrus, apricots, spicy but mild pine and flowers. Malt brings mild toast and white bread. A light pineapple sting in the background. The characteristic Packman yeast is notable. Bit plastic. The flavour is light sweet and medium bitter. Medium hoppy and medium malty with notes of citrus, spices, mild pine, apricots, pineapples, toast and white bread. The mouthfeel is clean and soft. Aggressive afterbitterness. Medium bodied.
keith0718 (354) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent light and smooth but hoppy IPA. Looks beautiful and tastes delicious.
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very clear appearance, red-orange, clean, crisp.
smells of apple cider, pure, full flavored.
piney taste, syrupy, mild sweet, slight tangy.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a bright and hazy orange body with a finger of yellowish head. A good amount of lacing and solid carbonation. On the nose, a slight caramel malt with tons of resinous hops and straight up c hops and a surprising Simcoe presence. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a surprising hop smack and resinous taste. Overall, this is a sweet and resinous IPA with extreme drinkability.
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Zyn’s. A very nice drinking IPA. Understated almost American pale ale taste that was lovely after a record heat setting day. Pours light orange with a generous off-white head. Faint orange hoppy aroma. Above average mouthfeel.
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a orange color with large orange bubbles almost like it’s served from a cask. The aroma is fruity with tropical fruit and some oranges. The flavor is the same with a very big bitter finish. A little sweet for my tastes.
TAR (2435) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy straw-hued orange. Gentle pour raises a voluminous cap of fluffy and sticky white froth. Charming nose of apricot jam, white grapefruit, dried pineapple, lightly toasted biscuits and candied pecan. Soft, graceful carbonation. Complex inundation of citrusy and leafy hops are capped with a kumquat-peel bitterness and juicy dabs of lemon pulp. Clean and deeply complex hop profile. Savory toasty-malt foundation showcases comfortable heft and remains appropriately secondary to the voluptuous hop blend. Malt persists with light notes of crackers along with a crisp earthy crackle which dovetails with the lustrous peach-candy esters. Airy phenols gently dust the palate, lightening the weight of the body and bolstering drinkability. Resins cling to the palate, but are fairly polished and stop shy of tarnishing the predominately bright hop character. The well-balanced finish juggles pepper-, grass- and leaf-tinged hop bitterness with sweet and toasty toffeeish malt. When fresh, this is a very good brew. A refreshing change of pace from your monotonous run-of-the-mill American IPAs riddled with grapefruit rind and caramel. Comes off as more of a hoppy golden ale than an IPA, but regardless of style, cheers to Rogue for creating an original, quaffable, and balanced hopcentric beer.