raphael (876) - 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
Prufrockstar (869) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours hazy amber with creamy head, white in color, leaves behind no lacing. Floral aroma, some pine, a little dank. Caramel as well. Taste is good and bitter, with enough sweetness up front to keep it in check. Medium full body, texture on the thick side, average carbonation. Overall - a totally solid ipa.
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stchloe (784) - 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.
RumRunner101 (764) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is floral with some herbal notes and citrus. Initial hit on the palate is some booze and herbal/medicinal notes that then fade to piney bitterness with a light bready backing and finishes long and bitter. For some reason I found this somewhat unsettling.
CampesinoTino (757) - 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.
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.
MikeJslc (741) - 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.
Bule (728) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bailey's in Portland. Pours a golden brown color without much head. Good blend of hop flavors.
BK7 (725) - 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.
ericdevin (721) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from 16 Tons, Eugene. Iíve also had the bottle and draft, wanted to make sure that canning wasnít taking anything away form the beer. Not indeed; this is a lovely beer. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange, aroma is very floral. Body is medium, very lively, finish a bit on the abrupt side. Not really much bitterness, perhaps even a bit of sweetness. Very drinkable, especially for the IBUs and ABV.