jgb9348 (5609) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice copper and bronze glow to a thinnish, single centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of earth, toffee, pears and apples and a bit of very mellow english or low a.a. hops. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong earthy and biscuity malt flavours with some caramel and toffee and a touch of light herbal hops and a touch of grass coupled with some sweeter elements on the end, but nothing too deep or strong either way. Aftertaste is rather bland with only a touch of biscuits and earth and a little hop bitterness, but not much. Overall, not such a great beer, which is too bad, because the name and beer bottle are nice, but that’s the way it goes. Definitely not worth carting this all the way from rural Montana to Washington then up to Maine, but still, neat for me to try. However, if you are based out West, there is no real need to sample this one at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Vintage Cellars in Great Falls, Montana on 20-June-2016 for US$1,75 sampled in my hotel room here in Portland, Maine on 29-July-2016.
bartzluke (595) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz pour from tap into shaker at the Porch Public House in Hayden, Idaho. Orange, clear, great head. Medium body. Citrus sweet taste with a mild bitter finish. Nose is dank
stevoj (3846) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Albertsons. As the description says, not a big, overwhelming hoppy IPA, nicely balanced, which makes it an easy drinker. Tasty malts coupled with mild hops. Really good!
hfmejias (1266) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured amber, clear, small white head and little lacing. Aroma of fruit and malts with a touch of hops. Taste is sweet and fruity, lots of malts and slightly hopped towards the end. Not bad but on the bland side. Dry finish; drinkable.
robforbes (2173) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber with a medium sized off white head, good lacing.
Smell is faint, some caramel, and some hops.
Taste is crisp, grapefruit, hops, caramel, and some malts. Ends a little bitter.
BuckeyeBoy (5813) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at prefunk Boise. Pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is lots of malts and a newspaper old hop. Taste is more of the sweetness old hop notes and plenty of malts.
ads135 (4129) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An okay IPA, hop forward and crisp. Medium bodied with a little citrus, but mostly grass and pine. Bottle from the parents from their trip to Alberta in 2015.
bnokk (453) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
APPEARANCE ? super clear, light golden color and white head.
NOSE ? discernable earthy hop. Not overpowering, very light.
FLAVOR ? not much stands out. Slightly bitter, but in a fairly plain way.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite dark for an IPA, so despite the sharp label and name hinting at brightness I am not expecting anything too bright now. Has a floral hop note and a sweet biscuity dark malt. Sweeter, fruity and there’s a light brown sugar sweetness. It’s okay, but just too much dark malt.
1pintatatime (136) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a thin head. Citrus aroma with hints of flowers. Mild hoppiness with a sweet malt undertone. More of standard APA than IPA. The waiter at the Cooke City Cafe said he didn’t like most IPAs but liked this beer. Makes sense.