Ernest (6231) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear light amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit,
apricot, flowers), moderately malty (cookie), lightly yeasty (dough).
Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is
lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety
texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly astringent. Yet
another basic hopfest from the northwest. Quite a teeter-totter from
when it first hits your tongue until the finish...goes from too sweet to
too bitter very quickly, and unsettling effect. Nothing much of interest
here, perhaps a little maltier in the nose than some. Has that raw bread
dough yeast smell, common to lots of American beers, not something I
enjoy. Rather flimsy body for its size/style. Drinkable, but not
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Parkway’s Day of IPAs. Bready/yeasty nose. Hazy and still. Almost peachy palate. Empty finish. Gets almost vinous as it warms. Weird beer, not a success, and really surprising--I thoroughly expected to enjoy this beer.
BBB63 (6051) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Medium amber hue with a small fading head and some lace. The aroma has notes of grapefruit, apple, piney and floral hops, and is earthy. The taste starts with a big bite of bitters and citrus. The malt background is too subdued for balance and there isn’t much else going on for depth of palate. The feel is quite metallic and dry. This does get a tad boring after a while, disappointed. Thanks anyway David for the bottle...now what will I do with mine? I guess save it for a rerate.
douglas88 (6042) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a dark orange body with a thin white head. The aroma is pretty nice; some sweet hops covered in honey and a bunch of malts. The flavor was full of malts and caramel, but throughout there was a fairly bitter hop aspect which was a bit different than I was used to; grapefruit for sure, but also something like soap. Not bad at all. Really easygoing and tasty.
AmEricanbrew (5850) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a huge frothy head. The medium strong hop smell is citrusy, flowery. Medium bodied and softly carbonated. A strong malty sweet grain flavor anchors and meshes nicely with a fairly strong citrusy hop taste.
A most tasty IPA.
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium caramel colour .. . medium average head .. . mouthfeel is pure, fantastic stuff, squeaky clean .. . pretty hopped up ... is there anyone here who didn’t think she was talking about a goat??
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is sweet malt, some vanilla? and some grassy earth. The beer pours and orange gold color that is somewhat opaque. The flavor is nothing what I expected from the aroma. There is huge hop flavor. Some pine, some grapefruit, a little bit of smooth malt backbone, and then some more dryhoppy resins. The beer is well balanced, yet still extremely hoppy. The body is relatively light for how resiny it is, and it is really easy to drink.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Not very good. Pours an amber body with a thin white head. Typical earhty hops and a big character of malt in this one. A little etoh but its hidden for the most part in the mixture. I just didnt care for this.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled draught at The Rose & Raindrop, Portland
Golden pale, tan head, light lacing. Nose of citrusy cascade hops, the flavor is balanced but unremarkable, an average offering.
egajdzis (5341) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2003 Vintage... Poured a reddish copper color with a small head, and no lacing. Sweet, tart, piney, citrus, hop aroma. Bitter, with a light malt taste, and a rather thin mouthfeel. Not one of the best IIPA’s I have ever had.