cstuartj (905) - Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a pleasant opac golden orange with a thin dense head that laces perfectly. Very nice citrus, hop nose with hints of pine and dry grass. Crisp clean dry hop attack with a slow dry finish.
Davhgbrew (845) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy orange color. Medium body with flat low carbonation. High bitter hop presence. Finish is more carbonated than initial sip. Slight grapefruit and citrusy hops. way too flat if this is how it always is.
raphael (830) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Mickey Finnís. aromas of lemon, vanilla & caramel. light amber body with moderate white head. oily and aromatic int he mouth. Well-balanced tween the mostly citrus hops & the caramel malt, if a little softly. clean finish
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed 3/1/13. 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy copper color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade with many of the usual characteristics in an IPA (okay retention, good texture, nice patchy lacing on the glass). Pretty standard IPA appearance.
S: The hops bring both a good deal of grapefruit peel/flesh, and permutes into a piny, peppery aroma after opening up some. Caramel malts provide the backbone. Very good, especially considering it seems to be a typical "crystal malt and pine hops" IPA Iím oh-so-used to on the right coast.
T: Iím really enjoying the grapefruity hops that open the palate up. As the flavor progresses, it shifts from grapefruit to bright, piny qualities on the finish and aftertaste. The malt profile helps to keep things in check without overpowering. While it doesnít really have any standout qualities to it, the finesse and refinement of the execution is what makes this a great IPA.
M: Itís thick and creamy, yet dry all at the same time. Hop resins accumulate on the palate to a very pleasant level. Thereís just something about it that gives an incredibly íbrightí feel to it.
O: Itís not particularly unique, but the execution here is top-notch. The beer of the month club I got this from has been WILDLY hit-or-miss so far (emphasis on miss), so Iím finally glad to receive a really good beer from them.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent IPA, good hop profile if not particularly pronounced or creative, lots of resins with some fruitiness to balance it out. Darker malt body balances it out, but otherwise meh.
CampesinoTino (714) - 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.
BK7 (677) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ventiís Downtown. Standard India Pale Ale. Pine, grapefruit and other citrus flavors up front with a sweetish caramel background. Finish has a decent bitter bite to it.
MikeJslc (671) - USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep gold/light copper, slightly hazy, off-white head. Nice aroma of orange-tangerine citrusy hops with a little underlying grainy malt. Flavor again features lots of citrusy hop flavor with fairly strong grassy and herbal notes. The herbal hop flavor lingers in finish.
brianprentiss (670) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
decent ipa, nothing to jump up and down about, a little resiny and piney, had on tap at Canteen, Portland, OR
bmerz (655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, fairly fresh. Very standard looking IPA with a little lace and head. Aroma is very floral with a mild sweetness, dry grain, and cedar. Taste is similar to this with subdued clean bitterness and a cedar end. Feel is soft and medium bodied. A very easy and well executed IPA with just enough character.