jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp light copper and orange coloured body with a one centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of fresh grassy and herbal hops with a little bitterness, some pine and a decent malt nose as well - fairly light for the style. Medium-bodied; Sharp assertive herbal and grassy hop notes up front that fade VERY fast to some malt, a little sweetness and a smooth perfumey character - with not much complexity. Aftertaste shows a nice grassy, herbal and perfumey taste with some light malts and a hint of sugar. Overall, not such a great beer - too mild on the hops and not enough bitterness nor complexity. Nice to sample this rare(r) beer, but not really worth the space in my suitcase considering the other options from Portland! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 27-September-2013 for US$5.19 sampled at home in Washington on 20-December-2013.
Enegaard (52) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Aug. 2013, bottle from Bottleworks, SF) Pours bright amber, crystal clear. Aroma is quite light, sprite-like, hops, lychee and pineapple with an underlying sticky-sweet malt. The taste is where it takes the wrong direction. there is some fruit and citrus from the hop, but very fleeting, followed by a bitter and sweet richness that disappears almost as soon at it appears. Not a bad beer, but a bad IPA and a forgettable experience.
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours orange finger white head.
Smell light citrus hops.
Taste earthy and a bit metallic on aftertaste.
Light to mid bodied.