highibus (750) - Vail, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy burnt orange with fluffy white head. Nice aroma of bread and grassy hops. Up front flavor is blended hops and a malty finish that cuts the hops well. But a lady little linger of hops is nice. Best beer I have had from Hales.
Tmoney99 (11614) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus earthy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This solid beer did meet my expectations.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Leafy NW hop aroma, pours rich amber with a fizzy white head. Strong earthy malt backbone, leafy and floral PNW hops everywhere, seemingly maxed out with small tight pockets of astringency. I could drink this all day.
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light grapefruit, with some white head. A little hoppy aroma. Average mouthfeel. Good blend of American and British hops, with orangey taste. Well malted down, the IBU comes through, but its not a DIPA.
theisti (3399) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10 oz schooner draft at the brewery pub in Seattle, Washington. Pour is a hazed golden ruby with a smallish off white head. Aroma of citrus sweet (kiwi fruit) hops along with some grassiness. Taste is quite sweet right away, more of the kiwi orange fruit sweetness, with a hint of honey. The grassiness picks back up in the middle and finishes it out. As it warms, a touch of diacetyl comes out in the finish. Palate is medium bodied, slightly undercarbonated with a sweet drying finish. Nice enough.
jake65 (2851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a dull, brownish orange with a finger of fluffy sand colored head. Smells hoppy enough, mostly florals and light citrus. Nice impact with the floral hops, sweet caramel, and lingering bitters. Solid flavor - very drinkable.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Semi active mildly hazed amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of heavy citrus, grapefruit, orange, light caramel and mild resinous hops. Taste of heavy grapefruit, malt, caramel, mild diacetyl and light sulfur Heavy citrus bitter finish. Over (hop) balanced.
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice strong IPA. Lovely hoppy orange pour, respectably thick. A bit too malt and orange flavor for me, would prefer a bit sharper, fresher hopping. Robust.
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown-orange pour, with a short white head and moderate lace. Carmel and nut malt flavors mixed with citrus and pine hops to make a medium-bodied IPA. The cloudiness increases towards the end of the bottle (bomber), as does the doughiness.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice citrus aroma. Pours a slightly cloudy orange, thin head. Strong hops, musty finish. Light body.