PhilHarmstead (22) - Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice discovery while in Seattle this winter. Paired perfectly with Dungenes crab cakes and green curry mussels. A nice, well-hopped IPA. Not overwhelmingly bitter but not at all sweet/malty. Wish I could find a 6-pack in VT.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grapefruit/lemony hop aroma and flavor, and light bready malt character. Tasty bitterness--more in the aftertaste.
JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can, shared by Bob. Interesting juniper and gin aroma. Hops in the flavor, bitter and dry. A good ipa.
Sledutah (6885) - Utah, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can shared by Ed
Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit and bisquity. Flavor is sweet fruit up front then a nice bitterness, dry finish
DuffMan (9201) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Hazy orange-gold body, thick creamy head. Aroma is sweet pine needles and grapefruit rind. Piney hops really kick you in the mouth, resinous anda lite spicy, ending with a minty note. Nice medium-sweet malts. Long bitterness. Awesome!
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Arrives from the tap with a 1/2-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is an amber color that shows a clear, copper-amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of ruby-red grapefruit zest, ripe tangelos, backing notes of peppery pine, and a bit of herbaceousness that perhaps has some hemp like notes to it. The malt provides some whole grain cracker like aromatics and a bit of dried straw to the aroma.
The beer has a solid bitterness that is pretty well balanced by a chewy, but not overly intrusive malt character. The malt provides a a soft, creamy texture to the body and there is a bit of offsetting prickly carbonation. Hop flavors of course dominate with notes of bitter grapefruit zest, peppery herbal notes, lots of pine, light lychee, tangelo zest, perhaps a touch of kumquat, and some floral, peach-leaning notes.
This is a solid IPA, nothing crazy, and in truth the malt character is a bit more than I would usueally like, but the beer is just well done and ballanced for an IPA, and I find I am enjoying this more than I would have expected.
Bacterial (2775) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared by Skyview - thanks! Light amber pour with a nice white head. Tropical nose with a slight herb or grass in there. Really nice taste - lots of resin hop flavor here and just a bit of bitterness.
BVery (9387) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by Bob - thanks! Nice aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, some floral. Clean and soft palate - smooth finish. Very nice brew.
Arayaga2 (2098) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold with a white head. Aroma is light floral and fruit with a bit of cat pee. Taste is light and refreshing with citrus. Clean finish. $2/12 oz can
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap several times, excited to try from the bottle.
Bottle date: they donít care, so neither do I!
A: pours a copper ale with two fingers of peanut head which is thick and sticks around for quite some time. Cobweb lacing. Excellent clarity. Good looker.
S: Grapefruit, citric rinds, resin, plenty of pine. This is PNW hop profile baby. The malts are sweet and present, I think this is nice, not great but nice.
T: Bitter and earthy, the yeast may play a significant part here as I donít recall this being in the tap version. The malts come through with a hint of metallic flavor. Flavor isnít as good as I recall. Nice, but nothing special.\
M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. thick slick finish.
O: Above average IPA, sessionable and quenching. I would advise those seeking to have a pull from the tap before bottle version.
Serving type: bottle