NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the best IPA I’ve had, and I’m tired of every other word on the bottle being ’Organic’, as if that was the only good selling point. Otherwise, it had a good hoppy flavor, but nothing special, and no real subtle fruity flavors that I look for in a distinct IPA.
kramer (5314) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light copper body with a one finger foamy beige head that had decent retention. The nose is light on the hops, some floral and lightly citrusy notes, with a slightly sweet caramel malt base. The flavor is way too heavy on the malt for my tastes in an IPA. The caramel and husky malt base almost completely obscures what little hoppiness in in here. Lingering husky and grainy finish. Medium bodied and a bit clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, pretty poor IPA.
Sledutah (5605) - Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle picked up at Yokes
Pours clear golden with a medium sized frothy white head, lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet, caramel, dusty and herbal. Taste is malty, caramel, earthy, grains and resin
It was just OK, wouldn’t buy another one though
ttoadee (833) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour, quick off white head. Nose is slightly woody malt. Bitter. Middle is lightly caramelized malt and citrus. Finish hasa cedar like bitterness.
MunBro (676) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A nice hoppy and bitter IPA. Malt heavy and also has notes of pine with a good hop bite.
garrisongregr (1) - Fremont, USA - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An average IPA that kind of looks like an Amber Ale with a malty color, but it was very smooth. I had it on tap at California Craft in the Bay Area, CA and I’d probably have it again on tap. Not sure if I would ever get it in the bottle though...
slowrunner77 (6569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"another aerage IPA from Fish. Not bad at all, but very average. The "new hop" Pacific Gem is fairly indistinguishable, and the malt is too much of the flavor. An underhopped IPA. That said, it was enjoable enough, but not one I’d get again."
DrinkyCrow (93) - Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 This is a particularly malty IPA, I think to its detriment. Rather smooth, mellow; a little citrus.
stevoj (2646) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
NW IPAs, getting difficult to keep track. Nice amber body, soft airy head. Hoppy aroma, citrus/pine taste, but very smooth.
Bulk_Carrier (2515) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy yellow to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing involving itself around the glass.
The smell had a weird grainy / grassy sort of bitter citrus thing going on.
The taste was mainly the same.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light and did have a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed alright.
Overall, this was a mostly decent AIPA that I probably wouldn’t seek out again.
Prufrockstar (1354) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Olympia brewpub. Pours clear amber with nice lacing. Caramel, pine; muddled. Toasted thick grain cereal. Some citrus and green apple. Taste: caramel sweetness with bitter finish. Classic IPA. Medium body, average carbonation.