IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, - 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.
Gription79 (2128) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a bottle up in Alaska. Citrus, pine, astringent, harsh hop flavor, bitter herbal tea.
kramer (4564) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small foamy off-white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is the best if the 3 beers from them I’ve had. It’s decently citrusy, but also a fair amount of caramel malt sweetness. The flavor is about the same. There’s a decent amount of hops, but the sweetness from the malt dominates a bit too much, ruining what I look for in the style. Medium bodied and a bit clingy with fizzy soft carbonation. Best of the three Kassik’s beers I bought, but it’s pretty off the mark for my tastes.
mike67 (724) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours dark amber with white head. Aroma is of ripe apples, caramel malt and hints of hops. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy, herbal hops dominate the palate with caramel malt and ripe fruit provide some balance. Long finish is greapfruity. Nice IPA.
KegOstertag (92) - - SEP 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from bomber poured into tulip. Aroma - caramelized. Not all that happy or floral. Appearance - dark auburn. Frothy head. Taste - smooth but taste of amber is heavy. Palate - some bitterness. Almost like a weathers candy. Overall - not bad but not great. Decent IP but too much amber flavor.
Frank (2300) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit malt centric for an IPA but clean and really tasty. Might call this more of an amber and I don’t mean this as a bad thing. Another tasty IPA from Alaska--the other west coast.
Ratman197 (8850) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a hazy reddish amber witha lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, brown sugar, earthiness and woody hops. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and woody hops with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.
MikeJslc (671) - 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 (3245) - 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 (2030) - 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 (4066) - 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.