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.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured golden in color with a touch of amber. Small head quickly diminished to a lingering white band of bubbles around the glass. Aroma of piney, and floral hops. Tastes of mild hop bitterness, an underlying mild caramel sweetness. Easy drinker, but for me it could have a bit more hops.
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured medium honey amber with a thick lasting white head. Rather too foamy as it almost spilled over the top of the glass. Faint floral aroma. Light body, not full like an IPA IMHO should be. Lekker lasting hoppy finish. This beer ended much better than it began. Itís a servicable inexpensive IPA and rather better than some of Henryís other offerings.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2008 Bottle... This is one of the better looking beers I have poured from Henryís, a clear honey tone with a thick white head. Aroma isnít much, just kind of malt and crackers. Flavors of biscuits, ginger, malt, and a hoppy finish. Isnít too bad for Henry Weinhards, if this was an east coast IPA, Iíd be pretty impressed, but doesnít compare to Northwest IPAs.
BuckeyeBoy (5962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle Pours out a goldish orange. Topped with an off white cream head. A light soap hop aroma. Tast of pretty good hops. Not much bitterness on this one. A little of the cardboard tast at the end. I think this is the best Henry brew I have had.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Crystal clear gold pour. Tremendous head drops into an even white cap and leaves lots of lace. Really a beautiful looking beer. Aroma is strong on grass notes, backed up with sprucy pine and some honey sweetness. Tangy sweetness on the front of the tongue, but a little light on hop bite, which I was admittedly expecting. Still, itís quite a pleasant beer, and Iím glad to see this label branch out and shake things up a bit.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice bold hop aroma with some concentrated oil aroma as well. clear honey color, uneven white head. tropical passion fruit base bordering on artificial, solid clean hop flavor that finishes clean and true. perfectly respectable on a budget.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stubby screwtop bottle. How many other IPAís can you say that about? I saw this badboy in the half-rack last week, but given my prior experiences I wasnít going to invest in twelve beers from Henry. Thankfully, the local grocery store came thru with singles today. Pours clear light copper with a fading off-white head that translates into sheets of lace as the glass empties. Citrus, pine and just a touch of grass in nose. Body tends to light, carbonation tends to medium. A little bit of toffee in the taste, as well as some fruit, but with the light body itís not long before weíre off to the finish. Lingering pine and grapefruit pith finish. Not a bad beer, and priced right.
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2008 A new beer from Henry Weinhard. Iíve not been a fan of their other brews but this is a good one. Somewhere between an APA and an IPA this is a good session IPA.
Pours goden-copper from the bottle with a decent head. Pentiful lacings. Good piney hop aroma.
Nice palate, finishes bitter and dry.
Not for big-hop IPA lovers but a good value brew. Well balanced for the type with the piney-citrus hops winning in this instance. I paid $5.49 US for the sixer and the short case was on sale for $9.99 US. IBU is 45.
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Darker golden, orange. White head that leaves a thick lace on the glass. Slightly hoppy aroma, less of a scent than I expected. Somewhat grassy nose. Flavor starts of with a nice balance that is brought around to the hops pretty quickly. Long lingering bitter hop flavor. There is some harsher bitterness that I donít like. Iím not sure what hop left that, but itís there.
I was curious what the hops were...lo-and behold the henryís site lists: US Challenger, Cascade, Simcoe, and Summit Hops.