brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is golden orange in color with a finger or two of white head.
S: A very sweet, very malt forward IPA. Lots of toffee, caramel, and brown sugar notes with only a little bit of hops. Some grass and citrus peel are most of the hop character with a light herbal note.
T: Almost a chore to choke this down. Sweet and malty with light grass and citrus notes. Almost no pine or bitterness is discernible. Mostly just sweet toffee, caramel, and tons of bread.
M: Medium and medium on the body and carbonation.
O: No thanks. Not again.
bhensonb (12467) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours hazy copper with a 3 finger foamy/creamy light beige head. Which does some ring lacing. Aroma is sort of sweet burnt malt (not black - just singed) with some hop that’s light pitted fruit. Kind of a creme brulee aspect here. Med + body. Flavor is very hoppy - mostly light pitted fruit, but a little floral, not get citrus, but arguably a bit of resin. The caramel is moderately but seriously toasted/roasted. Finishing damn hoppy - but not NW harsh and burning. Sort of earthy finish. Good stuff.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuit, and orange. Flavor of caramel, orange, earth, toasted grain, and grass.
Lubiere (11170) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber IPA witha thin off white head. In aroma, pleasant floral hops with orange pulp, caramel, nice. In mouth, a nice nutty malt with good pinhey hops, resinous, medium bodied, nice. Bottle at OBF Fringe Fest Belmont Station, July 30 2011.
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
weird egg-shell yeast note in the nose underneath mild hop aromatics (garlic, orange rind) with light butter. medium-light body with orange oil hops and light caramel malt. mostly neutral flavor with a sweet finish.
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Pine and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine resin flavor with light tropical fruits, light dust, and malt. Mediumb odied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with dust and malt.
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. A sweet floral hop nose with big caramel. The flavor is strawberries, caramel, toasted malt, perfume hops, some fruity hops, very low bitterness. OK. Lacks balance and bitterness at all.
after4ever (6693) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Pours a hazy burnished medium amber with a loose lightweight tan head. Big pushy garlic and pine nose over caramel. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Mid palate shows pine, garlic, and plastic, with caramel under. Long shampoo and garlic finish.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color/ lasting ivory head. Nice fruity, floral, caramel aromas. medium bodied. Spicy, floral hop bitters in a big malty caramel base brew--good.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, moderate white head, frothy, spotty lacing.   Piney and resiny on the nose, a small amount of citrus zest as well.   Semi-sweet citrusy start, hoppy but not too biting, decent malt background.   I like this one in that its got more sweetness than most, and isn’t overly hoppy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A bit of an astringent hoppiness on the back, but its minor.   Otherwise lots of piney hops and citrus zest, with a nice sweet background.   Enjoyable.