WABeerFiend (332) - - JAN 18, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled on 08.21.14.
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 10.07.14.
A: Grapefruit and pineapple.
A: 3 1/2 finger head with an easy pour. See through golden orange body.
T: Pineapple dominates. Honey, graham cracker, grapefruit, and orange are subtle.
P: Creamy. Crisp on the back end. Light to medium mouthfeel.
O: This one is very juicy. Itís a pineapple and honey bomb. Itís fantastic on its own, but itís also interesting to try when Fremont puts it through a Randall.
DrinkyCrow (99) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a fantastic IPA, even in a can. Piney, spicy, and hoppy without going overboard.
winto (35) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nose: it almost smells like wine...baked apple, wood, a bit earthy, blossoms. yum!
palate: quite bitter but still pretty much like apples both in taste and texture...thereís even acidity! i dont know how they pulled this off. itís also a bit oily and tannic. woodsy bitter finish rushes in with a strong spiciness and soapiness at the end and is almost too much after what came before. still...pretty damn tasty
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear light amber color with very little of a white head on it. Nose is really strongly hoppy, in a really pleasant way. I get slight bits of floral elements in there, but a strong bit of grapefruit. Taste is pleasantly bitter, with some subtle fruity elements. Very drinkable and pleasant beer. Glad I picked this up.
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.
beastmaster (369) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful pour golden haze almost hefe like. Crowning head. Orange aroma, citrus. Taste is so citrus like Iím in love. Fantastic ipa. Light malt backing. Well carbed.
Kohl81 (5) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. Nice fruity aromas and pretty head. One of the best I tasted in Seattle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
poisoneddwarf (1995) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 12 oz can, thanks Amber. I must have gotten an expired bottle the last time I had this. Hence, the reexamination. Aroma is great! I get tropical fruit, cotton candy, floral notes, pine. Pours nearly clear old gold with a large white head with excellent retention and lace. Taste is candy sweet with a nice bitter edge. This is a fine IPA. I donít know what was going on the first time I had this.
12/9/11 rating: 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. Itís 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. 6, 4, 6, 4, 12 = 3.2
jrob21 (2970) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Beautiful c hop profile aroma and flavor. A little bit of peppery spice finished off with some grapefruit citrus. Nice malt body with some caramel and candi sugar sweetness. Nice wafting citrus aroma. Iím kind of into this one.
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the can, thanks Daknole, hoppy and good. Golden pour with a white head. Hoppy resin flavor with a some earthy notes. Good stuff!