maekchu (2075) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in PDX. Nice, almost sugary, nose with some citrus, with good caramel. Light copper color. Good toffee-ish sweetness / some serious hop burn in mid / good balance in final orange juicy and sweet malt. Medium body. M+Nice stuff. Tangy and not overdone.
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy amber with a medium size white head, and good lacing.
smell is of malt, some caramel, and a little pine.
taste is of hops, malt, and a touch of citrus. ends a little sweet.
merc7186 (2046) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Hazy Orangish/Mild Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Piney, Crackers, Mild Grapefruit
T: Piney, Crackers, Mild Bittering Hops
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying
Overall, a really decent drinking IPA with a great nose but a little too smoothe on the taste...drinkable and not a palate wrecker.
pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with a semi creamy off white head. Semi-tropical hops with a bitter bite, some biscuit. Moderate carbonation and bodym dry finish, becomes more tasty.
umich03jm (1933) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to my summer secret santa. Pours a mostly clear, golden orange color with a small foamy head that lingers nicely. Interesting aroma. Overripe oranges, pine, tropical fruit, and biscuits. Tastes more sweet than bitter. Fairly juicy. Orange juice and pineapple. Some pine in the finish. Pretty nice IPA but I can’t help but think there’s too much residual sugar here. I feel like this is close to being awesome.
That1Guy (1894) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can, excellent, pours a hazy orange color with a nice white head and excellent lacing. Nice citrus hop aroma. A bit of ethyl acetate, but it’s not offensive, and a bit of caramel hop oxidation. Sweet and bitter flavor. Oxidation is a bit more apparent in the flavor, but the nice orange citrus taste sticks around as well. Would love to try fresher, but pretty damn solid either way.
Reid (1876) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" in S.Salem,Oregon
Typical orange body for an IPA but with a very large thick and bubbly creme coloured head.
Fine and strong hop aromas spicy,fruity and pine like..very nice.
Taste typical deep ,dank PNW style..but has an intresting creaminess just below the surface.Thats makes this less a hop monster and more approachable and even balanced.
Nice palate though i think this could have used more carbonation.
Odd IPA at once typical then very untypical in that the creaminess makes this so easy to gulp.
I liked it though maybe on my next trip to Bend i can taste it at the source.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz. Bottle purchased at Chuck’s 85th Hop Shop for $4.59 + tax. Almost no lace no head wispy very thin white head. Clear pretty bright thin orange gold color. Huge grapefruit citrus aromatic hop front is wonderful without being too much. Light sediment dusting hazes brew at end of pour. Medium light textured refreshing very drinkable mild sweet citrus pine mild fruit crystal malt clean tasty NW IPA body. Dry mildly bitter rich citrus clean end. Very nice clean NW IPA. (4.0 / 5.0).
Beese (1651) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Standard in Portland, OR on 1 June 2013.
Poured a slightly hazy amber with a thin, but dense white head. Aroma of floral hops, pine and tropical fruit. Grapefruit hop flavours with bready notes and some caramel sweetness. Nicely balanced bitter finish of hop resin and grains.
bpreo (1547) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fairly strong, pleasant tasting IPA out of Goodlife in Bend, central Oregon.