Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a thick head. Earthy, woody hop nose is clean with only pale malts. Grapefruity character with clean moderate bitterness. Pale malts are bready and understated. Good basic IPA.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at restaurant. Gold, sort of a disappointing lagerish color, stable small white head. Hoppy aroma blends with toasty malts. Very soft palate. I love the flavors, not trying to hit over the head with hops and the type of hop is really mellow and balanced, finishing toasty fun. The lingering finish is toasty with a little pine and grapefruit peel. Nice drinkable IPA.
brenn79 (1411) - Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy orange with a soapy one finger head and a decent amount of carbonation bubbles. The aroma is nice and piney, bitter too. The taste is bitter and piney, but more just bitter, a nice basic IPA. Body is medium, carbonation is mildly high. Not bad, straightforward and simple.
poisoneddwarf (1597) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Washington IPA #2. 6.2 % ABV (and they call this a session beer on the label...WTF?). Pours hazy cantaloupe with a medium cream-colored soapy head with decent retention; leaves constellation-like lacing. Aroma is more peach than the citrus and pine the Iron Horse displayed. It’s also a bit floral. I also get a hint of dirty dishrag after it sits for five minutes or so. Taste is bittersweet and grainy. Has a bready finish. Prickly mouthfeel and medium body. Overall, another solid IPA, but maybe not quite as good as the Iron Horse. Addendum: the dirty dishrag character starts showing itself in the flavor after it warms up more. Once it warms up, the flaws show through, making it obvious this is pretty substandard. Score lowered from a 3.7 to a 3.2.
kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1st anniversary celebration bottle. Pours a hazy, amber body with an abundant, thick, off-white head. Lots of orange and some lemon zest in the nose. A little pine and spice follow. Big citrus peel taste with some pine. Some nice caramel notes. Medium-full bodied and somewhat chewy, enhanced by the resin. Fairly light carbonation and low alcohol keeps the beer drinkable. Overall a tasty, easy drinking beer that would be a knockout for me if the resin were toned down.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy bright orange. Amazingly floral, tropical and citric. Passionfruity. Almost too bitter in the finish. The malt is lightly nutty but overpowered by the herbal bitterness, almost like chewing on a eucalyptus leaf.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) amber-orange with soapy white bubbles. Nose of rhubarb, herbal, rye, orange, bready and light onion. Taste of cracker, rye, orange, unsweet, nondescript in general and a bit of onion in the palate linger.
cstuartj (905) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear yellow gold color with a thick head that laces well. Nice hoppy nose, bit weak on the attack but a very nice floral finish.
lupulicious (30) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22. Golden color, light carbonation, thin white head. Toasty malt, lingering peppery hop bite. Clean finish, very drinkable.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber at a ticking. Clear copper in color with a small whitish head. Only mild citrusy hop aroma with some pale malt, with not all that much to it. Flavor is a bit weak too. Sweet pale malt with some strange flat bland flavors and some very mild citrus hops lending some bitterness. Ehh... A bit watery on the palate with average carbonation. Not so good.