HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep gold color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is predominately of pine and hops, but a little hay and citrus is there too. The flavor, while fairly smooth, lacks just a bit of character. The finish is fairly good, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Donít misunderstand--this is not a bad beer! It just has a lot of competition in the IPA market, so Iím being critical. Iíd like to pair this brew with some fresh seafood and a mixed green salad.
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of hops, cirrus, grass, and chemicals. pours a golden beautifulness. the flavor is lacking the most, tastes more like a pale ale. overall, i believe that this is the best of the weinhards line.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - MAY 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is not an overpowering IPA, very sublte flavors, just barely a step up from an APA. Light caramel maltiness, with thin citrus hoppiness, and quite clean, but never aggressive or exciting on the palate in the slightest.
hombrepalo (1953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz freebee from riversideAK, thanks! Poured a golden amber color with fluffy head. Lots of lace on this IPA. Malty aroma with some hints of spices and pines. Tangy dirty taste at first then a malty caramel/toffe body. Not a bad beer.
raphael (1015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light hop aroma, citrus, clean. clear amber with fruity white head that lingers. watery in the moth. flavor more resiny with a little orange, but soon fades into the watery. hints of caramel, but overall thin. not overpowering but clean and well balanced.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchases at Belmont Station in Portland, OR--Clear orange-copper body with a thin yet frothy white head. Nutty, bready fruity nose. Sharp, tangy mouthfeel. Floral, creamy, bitter, oily, slightly cloying flavor. Surprisingly delicious beer.
Lizardking3 (190) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 Pours a copper/amber color, with little to no head. Carbonation is distinct from first glance. Goes down fairly smooth, hoppy flavor is apparent but not near a strong level. There is a hint of caramel malt, could have actually been a little bit more malt flavor as the Northwest hops in this beer tend to taste a little skunky and more malt might have balanced that a little better. Very thin, but a good value because of the extremely low price. Average.
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK. Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of hay, floral hops, and earthy. Tastes were muted and consisted of citrus, caramel, and hay. Thin body.
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2008 12 oz bot. Crystal clear light copper/amber with plenty of fizzy carbonation, decent slightly off white head and lace. Fair IPA aromas but masking a definite macro background. Flavor is fair to decent American IPA up front, but followed closely
by that universal, sterile, macro, soap, and baking soda taste. Some caramel malt sweetness & adequate bittering hops but mixed with the descriptions above. Into medium bodied. Tastes like the adjunct cereal grains are in here.
Better than I thought it would be though, considering the price, and since I have a case minus 3 in dee fridge Iíd better like it enough to finish it off. Doubt Iíll buy it again though.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - APR 24, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 Aroma of banana and bread.
Tastes like Private reserve, but with more hops. vinegar-citrus bitter, some malts.
Highly carbonated, lack-luster palate.