IslandHaole (1091) - 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.
mcberko (7476) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma is over-malted, with residual sugars, caramel malts and some resin. Flavour is muted, with earthy notes, dirty yeasty notes, and a little hops. I wonder what the hell they were going for here. Very mixed up and jumbled. Not a disaster, but not good.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Haggen’s Grocery, Woodinville
Hazy amber color. Caramel aroma and flavor, rather dry, with earthy and tired hops. Is this old? Not good.
Bulk_Carrier (2310) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this more than enough times to say something, well here goes.
This has always been poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent hazy orange to brown color with a delicate half fingered white foamy head that did leave some stringy lacing here and there.
The smell had some sweet English malts in front of the hops and honestly, the hops seemed extremely faded and somewhat dead.
The taste was mainly sweet but it did show some delicate bitterness here and there.
On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me.
Overall, not a bad English IPA, but not a stellar one.
ten80 (7) - Alaska, USA - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly sweet, malt-dominated English_style IPA. Not enough malt complexity to justify lack of bittering and aroma.
Gription79 (2379) - 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 (5174) - 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 (841) - , 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 (3102) - 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 (10328) - 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.