theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shaker pint draft at the Embassy Suites in Bellevue, Washington. Pour is cloudy orange amber with a nice white head. Aroma is clean with a slightly grainy citrus hop, followed with nicely balanced biscuit malt. Taste is good, featuring the unfiltered hop and malt mix. Mirrors the nose well. Aftertaste is a little bit funky, and really the only complaint I have with the beer. Nice everyday beer, was great with a spicy dish I had.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale copper penny coloring with a two finger frothy head that receds into some lovely lacing. Very sessionable with a solid caramel maltinessand a dry bitter hop finish.
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at a sushi restaurant in seattle. Pours slighly hazy dark amber with slight filmy white head. Aroma is earthy hops. Flavor nice subdued earthy hops, caramel malt, medium body.
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at City Center International Food Court, Seattle; Nose of lemony, citrusy hops; Hazy light amber with a big off-white head; Flavor of light hop bitterness and light caramel; finish lightly bitter.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Falcon Tavern - Beautiful light amber, small white head, aroma of toasted grain and hop flowers, apparently varies from keg to keg in Boise, mine was bright, toasty, very bready, quite suprising, finished with a great mouthfeel and a bitterness that lasted...awesome suprise...
pinkzambia (1432) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap Cloudy gold with a small white head. Mild hop aroma. I completely agree with chokmah33 below: "dank . . . sour . . . tangy, mild astringent palate." This is what I had in my notes. What is weird in the tanginess is that there is also a soapy thing going on that sort of ruins the overall experience of the beer. It’s still an overall fine pale ale, but the brewers need to adjust the recipe if this is going to compete in the Northwest.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild fruits (Pineapple + apricot) and light hops aroma. Dank floral hops taste matched with bisquity malts. Sour nectarine undertone. Tangy, mildy astringent palate.
CapFlu (4476) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Sampled at Peaks Brewpub in Port Angeles on February 8, 2008. Golden with a white thin head. Nose of mild malt and slight pale hops. Flavour hits somewhat harder with a minor Pine hop base. Good.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at the boat shed in bremerton, washington.
pour is an orange with a small egg-shell head, good lacing.
smell is a bit faint, some hops, some floral.
taste is light, hops, some malt, roasty.
overall pretty plan but drinkable.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Front Door Boise: Pours a lightly misty amber color with an average head and lacing. The nose is spicy with floral cascades and some light sweet maltiness. The flavor is balanced, a nice clean dry pale ale with a full body and nice drinkability. Good!