MikeJslc (767) - USA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper, clear, beige head. Grainy and toasty malt with a touch of caramel. Piney, resiny and citrusy hops. Finishes grainy. Decent IPA.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poofy caramel head. Red-peach amber body. Passionfruity nose with some tangerine hop notes. Fruity, tropical hop notes across a sea of medium malts.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a semi-clear light copper with a small white head, and good lacing.
smell is faint, some caramel, a touch of citrus, and a little malt.
taste is of malt, citrus, caramel, a touch of pine, and some wood. ends a bit watery and somewhat bitter.
Sledutah (5735) - Utah, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle picked up at La Bodega
Appearance: Clear cooper with a big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Grapefruit, floral and caramel
Taste: Floral, caramel with a herbal tea bitterness in the finish
Ok, but wouldn’t give me morning wood.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty nose caramel dough biscuit. Light citrus and floral hops. Mostly malty. Orange amber pour thin head. Flavors of caramel dough and biscuit followwd by light citrus and herbal hops. Malt centric.english style ipa with some american ipa character. Meh.
reebtogi (4608) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and pine with some caramel notes. Taste is a bold citrus and piney hop bitterness with an underlying caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with nice carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. A good IPA that is worth checking out.
SHIG (3868) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a brown with orange edges, head is a creamy foam of off white or light beige. Aroma is light hops but more sweet caramel malts. Taste is a veggie full malty with light hops. Not sure this should be in an IPA style, its good just not hops forward or overly present.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, caramel, and hints of pear. Flavor is strong pine hops, caramel, earthiness, and slight metallic notes. On the palate the beer is medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp, ending with some dryness.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another of the treasures of the north I found on my recent Alaska trip. Dark copper with a foamy light beige head. Mildly sweet cereal malts, mineral salts (a bit too salty IMO to really enjoy), some bitterness at the end. A bit thin.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dirty amber, darker, large finely bubbled head, nice lacing. Musty hop aroma, a little dank. Smells english. Slight earthy/soily notes, perhaps a little grainy. Muted hops up front, soft mealy/grainy malt background. Pretty mediocre, but not bad. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Clean finish, musty, perhaps a little bigger than your standard English IPA, but still middle of the road.