crackedmachine (445) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear bronze with a medium, quickly dissolving head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, with maybe a hint of alcohol. Flavor is malt forward, but with a bitter finish. A very Northwestern tasting beer. A lot of hops, but they aren’t especially aromatic or flavorful. Bitter and spicy. A pleasant take on a winter ale, but not outstanding and in my opinion unremarkable compared to HUB’s other fine beers. Good, though.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy hops over leathery malt. ruby copper. little orange peel, maybe, just a solid hoppy strong ale, little dark in the roast, aggressively Bitter in the finish.
Zeswaft (1314) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is legit. Hops bite and attack your tongue. Very resiny. Solid malt body. Copper color and filtered to hell. not overly carbonated If the alcohol was a little higher and this would be a straight up double IPA. Very tasty brew. Reasonable price. something like $5.50 a bomber at whole foods. Love the bottle art.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Big malt, lots of hop flavor and aroma backing it up, balanced pretty well. Delicious.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Life of Riley Tavern... Poured amber with a thick, bubbly white head. Lots of lacing. Basically a strong IPA. Lots of hops on the nose. Thick palate, lots of carbonation and dry ending. Caramel, toasted notes. Floral hops, piney, citrus, lemon, and forward yeast character. Finished clean with lots of hops.
MarySueDrinks (2) - Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Fire on the Mountain. Beautiful dark amber color, lovely white head and lacing that survived an elbow jostling by another customer. Sweet and malty and lots of everything I like.
neepsntatties (1020) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at H.U.B. Colour... apricot-orange. Nose... citrusy hops, grain, mash. Palate... Sweet! Hops are more melded between pine and citrus then they were on the nose. Some grain and biscuit with some booze to kick off the finish.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the pub. A Hoppy red ale. Very nice. Their best offering. Me likey.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Green Dragon. Clear medium dark amber. Stenchy sweaty nose of oily and biscuity pils malt and some dense burnt pear scented hops. Similar flavor, oily, moderately thick, some charred pear, some caramel, some sweaty hop cones. Medium bitterness. Not bad.
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Hopworks and then again at the Moon and Sixpence. Healthy amber pour with a lingering two finger white head. Nice balance in the nose between a citrus hop and a biscuity malt smell. Flavor is all over the place with some dark fruit, caramel, spices and a mild booze kick. Tasty brew, one of my favorites from HUB.