douglas88 (5115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 12 ounce can. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sticky white head. A sweet lemon and biscuit nose. The flavor is smooth citrus, tangerine, lemons, caramel, crystal malt. Very smooth and sweet. Good.
MikeJslc (628) - 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.
BK7 (622) - 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 Venti’s 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.
brianprentiss (664) - 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
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).
mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy opaque dark amber orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of big resinous hops, truckloads of tropical fruits, especially tangerine, and big caramel malt. Flavour brings out shitloads of bitter resinous hops, loads of oranges, and a big caramel malt backbone. Finishes dry and bitter, but also with some residual sugars. The malt profile is perhaps too prominent for my tastes; however, this is still a well-made big fat juicy IPA. Solid, but not my thing.
Dapierce17 (41) - Pasco, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber with a frothy head. Resinous hop aroma with tangerine hints as well. Flavors of resinous hops as well. Very little hop bitterness and hints of orange with decent malt backbone. Very drinkable.
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A_Witty_Man (6) - Albany, USA - JUL 24, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ar: Piney west coast hop aroma: spruce, grass. Caramel maltiness, with notes of green alcohol.
Ap: Slightly hazy golden -- bottle fermented (layer of yeast that was poured into glass). Tight white head that lingers with good retention.
Ta: Grassy hop bitterness that finishes dry, with slight astringent harshness and a lingering piney/spruce earwax character. (Additional perception of bitterness from medium-high carbonation.) Subdued caramelly sweetness from malt. Balanced heavily toward hops. No diacetyl.
Palate: Medium bodied and smooth, with an astringent tannic sensation from hops. Carbonation is medium-high. Bitter and astringent finish from combination of hops and high alcohol.
Overall: A big, bitter, Pacific Northwest IPA that packs a whollop of late astringency from aggressive hopping. Would be difficult to pair with anything but the most aggressive of food flavors (salt and vinegar chips?). This is a beer that definitely gets better as your palate adjusts, but don’t plan on drinking anything more delicate afterwards (including other IPAs!).
CaseyBartlett (7) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Quite tasty! Darkish orange in color floral & citrusy aromas as well as flavors. Would definitely buy it again!
robforbes (2001) - 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.