trujahwarrior (404) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can pours a hazy amber color with a medium fluffy off white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pale malt, caramel, dough, and citrus. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is silky and creamy with great carbonation and a semi dry finish. Cool artwork on the can. Pretty good beer overall can’t hardly tell the high abv. Never been a big fan of their beers but this one is pretty good. Glad they stepped it up for their anniversary beer. Nice citrus and malt flavor with a slight hop bite. Worth trying if you run across it.
Hanuta06 (241) - Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: from can--purchased at PCC.
Aroma: moderate pine hop aroma.
Appearance: large, rocky, off-white, initial head with very good lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Cloudy, medium-orange body.
Taste: moderately bitter, initial flavor and finish with short duration.
Palate: medium body with watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: very good.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Pours a hazy darker amber color with a smallish off white head on it. Some EXTREMELY light citrus notes in the nose, though I had to warm it to even smell anything. Taste is a bit sweet up front, though it finishes a little bitter. Kinda unremarkable.
5000 (5651) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Deep amber, fiery, moderate to large foamy head, tannish, nice lacing.   Soft citrusy nose, a little mealy.   Soft citrus bitterness up front, followed by a grainy/mealy background.   Can’t tell this is 8% at all, which is nice, but its not a very bright beer.   As a double Pale Ale, its not all that bitter, nor hoppy.   Has a stronger malt bill, which is fine, but its a bit out of balance.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes very pedestrian like, pale hops, almost stale, with slight grainy/mealy maltiness.   Pretty boring overall.   I had my hopes up...
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can from "Lifesource" in Salem OR
What have we here a Hales beer, a company that has been around now 30 years but never seemed to make the top tier of "microbreweries" or even make it semi-big like Pyramid or Redhook. Ive had their beers before but hard to find even in Oregon.
Beer is a slightly hazy light amber/orange colour with a small cream coloured head.
Aroma surprisingly,given the description, is muted
a little floral and resin/herb but mostly caramel malts.
Taste is weird..dark coffee and weak pine needles start it off, the carmale malts calm it down and a regular pine hop takes over then goes..this gives me heart burn on the first swallow..not so good.
Mouth feel is thin and medium carbonation..no sign of alcohol.
Disappointing stuff for a 30th anniversary..well at least they lasted that long.
BrewDad (4506) - Olympia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color clear with a thin head. Super IPA flavor and lots of hops. Love the citrus flavors and finish. Terrific IPA.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours with thick white head, much lacing. Aroma is like a pale, well balanced hop and malt. Flavour is like an IPA, very hoppy. Hoppy floral finish.
chuckstout (186) - Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can- I love these cans just like the Airways cans, they have a easily removable sticker- Pours a cloudy Amber/orange color with a frothy white head and good lacing. Citrus, resin, medicinal aromas. Good mouthfeel pretty thin some hop and malt sweetness, citrus, fruit, some alcohol behind it pretty tasty.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ebp. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy off white head. Tangy caramel and lemon on the nose along with plenty of floral and pineapple notes. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toasty caramel mid palate leading to a wet grassy piney wash. Kinda all over the place.
BK7 (625) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 OBF. Lots of citrus balanced with strong malty sweetness. Resiny. Many different flavors melded together. Light bitterness throughout. Spicy finish. A well done brew.