Ferris (6841) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Spicy tropical fruit hops with grapefruit and some nice malt sweetness, very complex. Pale cloudy orange with a huge foamy head, in fact the bottle 5 minutes later is stiff foaming. Kinda annoying actually. Tropical fruits definitely carry over into the taste, with a nice sweetness and a bitterness that doesn’t overwhelm. Nice medium body and surprisingly light carbonation considering what you see with the ultra foamy bottle. A very nice complex but mild IPA.
Prufrockstar (1364) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From can. Light amber, foamy white head, irregular lacing. Aroma is citrus, some pine. Sweet malt aroma also present (like a lemon jolly rancher if they make those). Moderate bitterness (on the light side for a northwest IPA), somewhat floral, nice malt backbone. Medium body, appropriate carbonation. Overall: very drinkable. The balance is to my liking. Nice lasting bitter finish, but with enough sweetness coming through that the aftertaste is pleasant.
AdamJackson (3341) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very citrusy. Golden brown. Hints of cheesiness. Drinkable and not too bitter
Theydon_Bois (11607) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Fremont, Seattle - 08/11/12.
Lightly hazed mid amber wih a thin off white head that clears to the edge and forms a small pond that retains well.
Nose comprises floral hops, light pine, hints of orange.
Taste is caramel malt, sweet sugars, sweet tropical fruits, sweet mango.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter sweet finish.
Sweet is the theme, a little to so, decent enough and drinkable but let down by being too sweet for me!
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle thanks to Harrymel, appreciate it. Hazy orange color, super milkshake-like head, good lace. Smells slightly hoppy, a bt of malts running around, eh. The flavor had a real nice bitterness to it but that was all I could pick up from the hops. Malts were there but ambiguous. Overall, not a bad IPA but not what I’m looking for from the Northwest.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-27-2011 03:52:32
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Matt (mfavoino) for sending this guy my way. Bomber served in a Bell’s stemmed tulip.
A: Pours a chilled orange color with some a big foamy head forming on the pour. Great retention. It recedes slowly to a massively thick ring and leaves great, sticky webbing down the whole glass.
S: Nice tropical fruit bursts. Some pineapple and melon. Sweet doughy malts on the back end.
T: Nice pear, apple and mango flavors. There’s a little grass in the middle and the finish is cleansing sweetness from some cracker-like malts.
M: Medium to light bodied and a solid carbonation level makes this guy an easy drinker.
O: This was very, very solid and highly drinkable. I was stunned at the price point ($5.99) for this guy and would be frequently buy it if I had access. Great value beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-20-2012
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a semi-cloudy amber with a large white head, and very good lacing.
smell is of earth, some pine, caramel, and hops.
taste is of caramel, dandelion, hops, a little pine-cone, malt, dry leaves, and a little citrus. ends dry and a little bitter.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden colour with a massive white head. The aroma is lovely. Soft zesty citrus and some light tropical fruit. Lean bodied and fairly dry. Great palate with a fairly moussey body and a nice balance of malt and hops. Fresh and fairly bright. Quite a nice surprise. Too strong to be a session brew - but it has those characteristics.
Steasy66 (1038) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold, white head. Sweet smell, bit of dank hops. Starts dry, bit soapy, bitter, not fruity or floral.
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and caramel. Tastes of the same with some toasty/breadiness.