lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange look with a sweet hoppy aroma. quickly disappearing head. Sweet hoppy taste, not as bold as most IPAs which is a nice change from most. very crisp finish. Great summer beer.
Reid (1899) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber from Roths Sunnyside Market, Salem
Dark, slightly hazy amber coloured beer with a small dirty white head.
Very fruity,lemon,grapfruit aromas,slightly medicinal.
Very malty take on the style, bitter sweet malts with a strong toffeeish even treacle finish, very subdued lemony hop.
Pretty thin on the palte..but not too bad..not very carbonated.
Overall pretty dissapointing..i think this might be old..or slightly infected.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No head, copper amber body, aroma is sweet rich barley with hints of strawberries, flavor is mostly barley malt, caramel, strong flavor of barley balanced well with hop bitters, not hop forward though the malts take center stage, far different than any other IPA made in the region, definitely brit styled
cmonster (972) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber served in a tulip. Brand new release from Fire Mountain, bottled only a few days ago. Pours dark caramel orange-amber with a med-small tan head. Good color. Little retention or lacing. Aromatic nose is grassy with caramel malt. Medium body, soft carbonation. Sweet malty flavor on the attack then slowly grows bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. Pretty nice really and well balanced. I think Henry’s description and intent is spot on: An English tinge to an Oregon IPA.