BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stately bronze bodied and crowned with a creamy, airy beige foam. Fresh floral hop aroma--the hop pellet dust and hop resins is almost palpable. Strong chinook, and perhaps centennial and crystal hop flavors. Really thick hoppy component--very pelletized body. Powerful.
riversideAK (5726) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of caramel, toast, floral, pine, and light citrus hops. Pours amber, a little haze, a nice creamy head and lace. Flavors of caramel, toast, pine, floral and citrus hops. Moderate bitterness, good drinkability. Smooth body. Fresh and well done.
CampesinoTino (798) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a solid orange and gold color with an inch of beige foam. Strong floral citrus and pine resin in the aroma as well as some tropical fruit and orange peel around the edges. The taste leads off with potent resiny hops bitterness, grapefruit and tangerine notes. After that thereís some pine, citrus rind and a faintly sweet malt presence. Mouthfeel is smooth and adequately carbonated with a dry, intensely bitter finish. Pine cone juice at its finest.
after4ever (6468) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a hazy burnished dark amber with a dense and pillowy whitish head and lots of eggy lace. Mild piney nose--clean and present, but not the most forceful aromatics around. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, and pine on the mid palate. Iíve had this beer from 500 breweries by now, but itís always a pleasure to drink when itís made this well with good fresh ingredients. No revelations here, but a worthy drinker.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of a blind tasting with Earth Thirst and Alesmith IPA. Pours between yellow and orange, a two finger head. Smell is light fruity, floral and a bit grassy. Tastes like a citrus rind, with some earthy backbone. Smooth and hoppy, pretty nice ipa.
trevor211 (1392) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange, with a fluffy head. Lovely citrus and pine balance on the nose, and the flavor follows. Juicy, just a bit of booze, with a sharply bitter finish. This one is really, really nice - a wonderful go-to, if distribution kicks up.
pinkzambia (1563) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Brewforia: Semi-cloudy copper with a white head. Aroma of pine, juniper and all around great NW IPA elements. Flavors are floral with junipers and a great bitter aftertaste. A good offering.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours quite clear golden with a large, pillowy white head. Aroma has a huge C-hop presence, basically like picking a cascade cone off the vine, opening it up, and inhaling. That comes through in the flavor as well, along with a bit of biscuit and a medium-bitter finish. Light and drinkable, but at 7% maybe deceptively so. Over the course of the bottle, the bitterness becomes a bit much. Very enjoyable, though.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dang....another solid IPA out of eastern Oregon. Whatís the deal with good beer in eastern Oregon? .....must be science.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Outstanding new brewery pumping out quality. Pours amber. Delicious fruity grapefruit citrus as expected, along with earthy, bready malt tones. I have no idea how they got this one to taste like the dusty pine and juniper mountain bike trails, but they did. Delicious. That was the description from everyone at my table. Keep it up -- Do we even need to say that the atmosphere of this place is Bend as it should be??