CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Judging by the previous comments I must have got a good bottle of this beer, but it was a fine IPA. Not wildly off the charts, but perfectly drinkable. Pour was cloudy and rich copper-orange, a very respectable color for the style, though the head was thin with little retention. Aroma was floral with sweet mash and caramel, but had a slightly metallic end that didn’t do much for it. Flavor has a bold Northwest hop presence that lingers, though it lacks some sweetness or spiciness that better balancing of aroma hops could provide. Body is reasonably full. Again, a perfectly respectable offering based on the bomber I had.
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma on this one was faint with some citrus and some grassy notes. This poured a copper color with a white head. The flavor was somewhat bitter with some lemons and caramel showing through. This wasnt bad but pretty boring.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy light orange, fine off white head,
Aroma: light sweet crystal malt aroma with light floral hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing earthyness, touch of citrus, light lasting bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly toasted grainy malts and some earthy grassy hops. Starts with a mild caramel malty sweetness and some earthy bittering hops. Finishes drier, earthy and bittersweet. For a west-coast IPA, I’d expect a much bigger fresher hoppy presence.
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light yellow color that is slightly cloudy – with a small head and below average lacing and very under carbonated. Light smells of hops that is lacking in aroma. First taste is extremely light not just for an IPA but for a pale ale as well. Not worth your time or money as this beer is lacking flavor.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Pours clear orange, thin white fizzy head. Aroma of latex and hops. Flavor of light malt. Very well balanced with a bitter hop finish.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy light copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty, toasty, and some citrus hops. Flavor is malty, toasty, caramel, and a bitter citrus finish.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 Poured hazy amber color from a bomber, minimal head good lacing.
Aroma was a bit of fruity hops.
Flavor is bitter citrus hops with a fair amount of malt backing. Not as crisp as I expect of an IPA. Very smooth though. Could be a session brew. Will try on tap in the future. This beer is hard to find even in Oregon where it is brewed. I have to admit I’ve had APA’s that had more hops. Nice mild IPA.
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy orange, large head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is floral, spicy and citric hops. Some caramel backing. All in all, very light. Would make a light APA even. Medium to light body, very low bitterness. Bland.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bold citrus aromas are accompanied by caramel malt. Flavors a semi-sweet with a bitter finish. Pretty decent IPA.