KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted a little while, reducing to a few small puddles with a medium collar and had fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, pine and citrus hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (orange and grapefruit).
The taste was mildly sweet with a hint of caramel throughout and then had a hoppy grapefruit peel bitterness with a mild orange sweetness towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a mildly harsh piney bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body and dry in texture with a nice lively carbonation.
Overall this was a bitter-sweet IPA with an awesome drinkability, which ultimately leaves you wanting more...
smallfry (86) - - NOV 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Tap) Pretty nice IPA! Itís not overly bitter and has some nice hop aroma.
bpreo (1747) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This Oregon India Pale Ale is standard tasting and strong, very strong. 7.9% and 97 IBU.
fcjack1 (175) - Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from MSM. Pours a hazy orange. Thin white head. Scent is hops, citrus. Taste is pretty hoppy. Some mango. Super smooth.
Zakoon (86) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can @ home thanks to Douglas88. Pours almost clear orange with some small floaties, big white head. Aroma is fresh, sweet, fruity with grapefruit and orange as the most dominating. Flavour is again very fresh and medium bitter reminds me of the best summer days. Oranges, lime, pineapple and grapefruit. Medium body, medium carbonation, finish is long and balanced bitterness. I like the balance not overly bitter, fresh and quite drinkable.
lightbias (157) - USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured this into a tulip, inhaling the aroma of toast and pine as soon as the can was cracked. The amber pour is bitter, sticky and full of flavor...also is obviously quite unfiltered. Tipping the glass to my lips leaves a heavy cream-colored lace, and with every pull leaves a set of consistent rings to mark my journey through the brew.
The bitter is angry, but not evil, and gives me that jaw pop that is so familiar to those who love hops and other various bitter things. The grapefruit is more apparent the warmer this gets, and I am finding a new go-to in this beer. The medium body and balanced carbonation has got me won, and I will be happy to recommend this one to friends that enjoy a solid IPA!
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not feeling this one. Didnít taste super fresh, or more than english ipa type hoppy. Well balanced? Sure. But not really what I want in an IPA. Subpar for the style, at least the sample i had (94 on RB?!). "
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from The Beer Junction, Seattle
Hazy amber color. The aroma is quite fruity and nice, the flavor is caramelly and a bit cloying.
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can in Seattle. Pours gold with a white head. Nice funky light veg, over ripe fruit, pine aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nice and juicy, with tangerine, pine, lemon, pineapple, light wood, grapefruit... Nice balance, lots going on. Tasty.
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pricey290483 (445) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
really nice ipa very hoppy also very bitter that will leave you wanting more
dyan (31) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned 17 July 2014. Pouring a clear amber with a dense, off white head with excellent retention and minimal lacing, this looks solid. The nose is great. Bright, pungent and dank hops with grapefruit, grapefruit pith, pine, weed, a little chalk and a little grass. A little caramel is present. The palate opens with a moderate bitterness, plenty dank with a pronounced weed character. A little grassy, which distracts from the wonderful bitterness and moderate hop flavor thatís comprised of grapefruit, pine and a little melon. The mid palate is smooth and creamy with a little sweetness before a long, clean ,bitter finish with flavors of grapefruit and west take over. A little candied melon is present as well. Medium light in body with moderate carbonation, this tastes solid. Definitely worthy, a great NW IPA.