hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Very good retention. The aroma consists mainly of grapefruit, pine and resiny hops with a nice kiss of honey. Medium to full-bodied and very creamy with lively carbonation. Well-balanced IPA. Honey sweetness blended with plenty of piney, grapefruity hop bitterness to go around. Lengthy, bitter finish. Kudos to brokephibroke for the bottle!
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #100 for this one! Bomber courtesy of Travlr. Pours a very hazy yellow with a thin to medium off-white head that has okay retention and little to no lace. Aroma is a nice spicy and piney hop medley. Taste is massive grapefruit rind, really just an onslaught of overpowering hops.
jercraigs (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010-06-28. Murky orange body, small white head, I am informed by the brewer (?) that it doesn’t normally look like that - this was the last of the keg apparently. Hoppy aroma, citrus, orange, modest leafy notes. 7+ Flavour is similar, with pleasant orange citrus hops, light leaf and resin touches. Decent amount of bitterness throughout. 7+ Average plus bodied palate. Not super complex but rather enjoyable. A pleasant surprise. On tap at Rogue Ale House, Astoria.
DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange pour with off-white head. Nose is heavy tropical fruity and resiny hops, fruit, honeydew, mango, caramel malt, spicy yeast. Rich and thick on the palate, with tons of hops, tropical fruit, and malt flavors intermingling perfectly. The finish is hoppy, assertive, and smooth. This is a top tier IPA, and I daresay it should be kicked into the IIPA category.
gnoff (9471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at The Rover, Göteborg) On November 28, 2008. Cloudy orange color, small white head. Amercian hops scent, apricots, grape, citrus, pine, pineapple scent. Sweet first, then bitter, also apricots, taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
slowrunner77 (9421) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Murky dark orange pour. Adequately bitter, but overly malty and very obviously old. Don’t know how much I’d have cared for this one even fresh. Bought at the PDX made in Oregon store. No date."
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This perfumy India Pale Ale relies on its pine needle hoppiness and its potent resins to deliver a long-lasting, unbalanced, pleasant hoppy quencher.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the sunny golden haze.
-The nose is almost unassuming compared to the soaring resinous bitterness.
-The hops add a citrusy touch as well.
-The body is rather lean and the carbonation effervescent, making for a drinkable mouthfeel.
-The malt character is not well defined, but this is a hoppy fix anyway, and a good one at that.
DuffMan (9025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, purchased from the bewery in Newport. It actually doesn’t look very nice! Cloudy, dirty yellow with tons of particles. Spicy citrus and resin hop character in nice balance with sweetish toffee malts. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel, solid bitter finish.
3fourths (9019) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours light and cloudy orange with a 1/2 inch white head. Pungent fresh hop nose, full of citrus orange, lemon and pineapple, dry and grassy, somewhat dank, but very fresh and enticing. Bitterness is medium to heavy, malt body is mostly smooth and full, fresh fruity melon and oranges all around, wonderfully fruity and fresh, lightly drying in the finish. Very nice.
KyotoLefty (8924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Rogue Ales and Public House, Portland.
Big hoppy aroma, with lots of citrus and pine.. Very fruity, well-balanced flavor with a burning hop finish and good fruit throughout. A great beer; the surprise of the day.