Ratman197 (7614) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness,light citrus and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, light orange zest and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lightly bitter finish.
TomTron (294) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear orange with a thin, almost absent white head. Aromas of faint pine, hops, and yeast. Taste is a tad bitter with medium carbonation but nothing really shines through. Finishes dry with a tinge of hop bitterness left on the tongue. Drinkable, but forgettable.
argo0 (10382) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, best by 12/31/12. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, some grapefruit, not particularly aromatic. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some pine/grapefruit. Light-medium body, low carbonation. Reading that description, I have to wonder, wtf are they thinking? Itís an IPA -- if they want to ease up on the hoppiness so the caramel sweetness can shine through (which they do with this beer), they should make it an amber.
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is clean with grass, grains, herbs, lemons, and a touch of dish water. The appearance is golden with an average head. The taste is bitter and like the aroma. The palate is typical. Overall decent IPA but not great.
Beerathon (590) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little too thin. Head disappears almost instantly. Hop scent is faint. Very mediocre.
decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost orange pour with light white head and lace. Light mettalic aroma with a hinto caramel and some perfumy hops. Light tones of caramel and some light citrus notes. A hinto off flavor at the finish. Not much on the ipa front and really not much on the beer front, but not a terrible beer.
unclemattie (3706) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Pours clear, light
amber\golden color. Creamy beige
foam. Not much of an aroma. Some
herbal hops and citrus zest in the
nose. Not much flavor either. Watery.
Some faint toasted malts. Hop flavor
consists of leather flavored water. For
an Oregon IPA, this is not worth my
Slipstream (1775) - USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I remember first trying HW during a visit to Seattle many years ago, in the dawning days of the craft brew movement. I liked it a lot, and wished it was available in the Northeast. Now it looks like HW has been surpassed by a number of other breweries, but it should be remembered that they were one of the earlier participants in the movement. I am surprised this gets a low ranking - it is not bad at all. A mellow and tasty IPA, not very aromatic, lightly herbaceous and piney, and contains a dollop of sugary sweetness. A really good soft IPA.
porkdiggity (90) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice copper color, but that's about the best part of it. Nose isn't too hoppy, though they come out a fair amount in the flavor. The flavor has bitterness, but it doesn't really have a good full flavor. Run of the mill IPA, nothing to write home about.
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GranvilleTim (1206) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ampled at the supermarket, glad I never payed for it. yellow pour with a thin white head. Tme malt aroma was more prominent than hops. The flavor was watery. Very limited hop flavor.