Fatehunter (1820) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a snifter. Copper color, almost transparent held up to the light with a half inch of white head.
Smells like a handfull of hops. Sharp citrus with malty notes.
Initial watery taste, then the hops kicking in some bitterness and a slight malty sweetness. There does not seem to be any complexity, pretty one-sided and unbalanced by the bitter.
Crisp and bubbly. Light body and quick finish.
Not really excited about this beer. The nose and appearance were really good, but the taste was a let down. Not a great drink, but not bad either.
willisread (1296) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallboy can from Mitsuya. Drank straight from the can. Big ruby red grapefruit and light pine aromas with a touch of caramel on the nose. Average carbonation with a medium body. Very well-balanced but hop forward. The grapefruit really comes out nicely. Classic NW hops. Finishes with a fruity bitterness. Solid.
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasty malts, slight funk and earthiness, citrus, pinecone, and lemon grass. Taste is sweet malts with caramel passionfruit. Transitions into deep hops with notes like that of the aroma. Slight clove and tanin on finish. Appearance is a slightly hazy orange with a medium fluffy head that retains quite well.
mrjez (194) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from TNT Taisho.
L: pours a slightly cloudy caramel-red with a nice fluffy off-white head.
S: plenty of grapefruit, sweetened caramel malt.
T: strong citrus hop flavour, the sourness of grapefruit meshing nicely with the sweetness and malt.
F: has a bitter finish, almost spoiling the taste at first, but it settles and has a good creamy balance.
O: a satisfying IRA, plenty of bite with a refreshing citrus burst.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at Hopworks Bikebar. Pours a clear copper gold with medium creamy off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is grass and grapefruit. Medium mouth, bready malt, pine, light bitterness, good.
Yazapapa (9) - - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinkable for the style. It is hard to do a really outstanding IRA and this one is not bad. Not great, but totally agreeable with a steak dinner. Nice looking beer on draught with just enough head. Worth a try.
FrenchieK (20) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber red with a creamy off-white head. Aromas of citrusy hops backed by caramel malt. Hoppy flavour with caramel malt and a good bitter finish. Medium body.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can (6.1%) from Trader Joe’s. Pretty fresh canned on the 7th. Deep crystal clear amber in color. Hoppy nose. Some grapefruit, along with a little dankness. Some candy sugar as well. Well hopped. Pretty pungent flavors with a decent amount of malt character. Finish is a little lacking, but overall a very good amber.
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Really nice clean Amber. Reddish gold color. Malty, nutty with clean bitter finish. Drinkable Amber.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours a somewhat hazy dark amber color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose has quite a bit of floral and citrus notes, which was a nice little surprise. Taste is slightly bitter up front, but quickly changes to a muddled malty sweet finish with dough. Great smell, odd finish.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel and biscuit. Taste/Palate: starts sweet and crisp; finishes bitter and creamy.