cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical but atleast its unfiltered. Needs more hops. Tried it on tap at work, I can appreciate this beerís balance but not a favorite.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 on draft. amber beer that glows with orange when you hold it to the light. A very drinkable beer with consistent hop presence throughout and good malt balance. hopping is noteworthy for balance between boiling and finishing. Update 2/2009: on tap at Downriggers restaurant in Port Angeles. Pours a light amber to dark gold with a thick white head. I detect an odd garlic aroma. The flavor and body are really light. There does not seem to be very much hops at all in this beer. Seems quite boring. Iím re-rating this down from 3.4.
after4ever (6166) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Desert Fire in Redmond. Pours a medium amber with coppery overtones, decent sudsy white head that falls away. Mild, almost neutral nose. Medium body, light carb. Not a lot going on here until it warms up a little (curse Desert Fire and their frosted glasses). Then thereís some woodiness to the hop that has some appeal, lets you know itís there. This is a perfectly well made beer, but the recipe just does not want to stand up and asset itself at all. A nice flagship for people new to real beer, and totally sessionable on those days when youíre not feeling picky.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich hazy orange draft with a good head. Hoppy nose. Taste of sweet malts, lightly hopped. After 3 days in Seattle I now expect to find Cascade hops in my eggs and in my coffee. This was not bad, but not extraordinary, and, yeah, it was lightly hopped with pine and citrus and a bitter finish.
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Luna park Cafe Seattle pors out a Honey Yellow topped with a white head. A nice aroma of hops. Tast not to bad.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Doc Maynardís. Opague honey color. Wine and watery taste, but nice flavor throughout....floral and light grapefruit. Easy to drink.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ivarís, Pier 54, Seattle
Had first day in Seattle with my girlfriend, her father, and her sister while waiting for the Bainbridge Island ferry. Pours lush amber with a nice head. Aroma is very hoppy for an APA, with nice streams of flora and grapfruit. Very close to an IPA, with a definite grapefruit presence accentuated by the hops but nicely rounded out by a malty sweetness. Velvety palate. Great beer; beautiful view from my seat.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Amber beer with a nice off-white head. Slight citrus aroma. Citrus (orange)/flowery flavor over some malt backing. Medium bodied and easy to drink.
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draft: Celtic Bayou in Redmond, WA) Very mild mannered aromas of light, citrusy hops and an even lighter pale malt scent. No surprises from the flavor either, as the light malt body allows the mildly bitter and citrusy hops to stand out a bit. Thereís a modest sourness in the flavor to help break up the sweetness of the malts. Golden colored, slightly hazy, with a small, off-white head that leaves some patchy lacing as it subsides to a ring. Meh, pretty average.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeah, not bad. Apply taste, light and decent. Very light for the style but articulately hopped. Good show. Virginia Inn, Seattle.