HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought 1 to try. Not a spectacular IPA but not bad either. Reasonably hopped and perhaps a bit rough? in the finish. A tad thin. Reminds me of Redhook IPA..
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes. Tasted on 12/23/12 from a bottle. Pours clear orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is citrus and resin hops with some candied orange peel, and a bit of caramel malt. The flavor is a bit more bitter and hop focused with the caramel malt acting as a nice backbone. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter caramelized orange peel finish.
Bulk_Carrier (2537) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
Every time I had this beer, I had it in a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent orange brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated leaving a decent lacing sticking finely to the sides of the glass.
The smell tried to be hoppy bitter, but was basically just bitter to be bitter.
The taste was bitter at times and then it showed some sweetness to it as it ran back and forth. There was no aftertaste nor was there any finish.
On the palate, it sat a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable quality to it.
Overall, this was a basic AIPA and most likely one I probably won’t revisit.
maxwelldeux (4098) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is hoppy and with some resin tones to it, but smells old, like it’s been sitting on the shelf for a long time. Taste is bitter and hoppy, but also a tad skunky, like the hops are old and have turned. Not really a good IPA.
stevoj (2662) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Fred Meyer’s. Hazy amber with off-white creamy head. Piney, grapefruit hops aroma. taste is sharp and finishes fast and bone dry. Seemed nice on pour, but finish kind of ruins it.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light earth and light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with light caramel.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber/gold with white foam. Smells sweet with hints of pine sap and lemon. Tastes watery, sweet, piney with hints of lemon and wheat.
AndyW68 (1196) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy light brownish gold with ample head. Aroma is fruity malt. Sweet, fruity, malty with a little caramel. Decent beer. Bitter hops are missing. Would not guess it was an IPA.
PushermanK6 (4) - Medford, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. decent maltier ipa. Not overly hoppy for my IPA preference. Rather sweet and malty. Some lingering bitter. Not bad, but better IPAs out there.
Gription79 (2428) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is fruity/floral/earthy hops, sweet caramel malts. The flavor is sweet caramel malts, toasted malt, citrus/floral/spicy hops. A malt forward IPA.
jmagnus87 (2835) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From my secret santa. Not bad. Great aroma pine and sweet malt. Aroma is much better that the taste though. I would drink it again, but I wouldn’t seek it out.