ACHops (847) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours bright clear golden with very thin white head. Aroma is light nutty caramel malt, just a hint of earthy bitter hops. Taste is clean crisp pale malt, dry piney earthy hops come on plenty bitter. Body is pretty light for the style and abv. Finishes dry with faint lingering bitterness. Ok.
kathouse (1169) - Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was really expecting much more from the hops in this one. Dry pine needles and grapefruit aroma tops a light malt sweetness. Plenty of cereal malt and a light toast character in the finish. I didn’t think this matched up to many of the IPA’s currently on the market.
after4ever (6397) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz can, thanks, J! Pours a clean medium amber with a loose white head. Bright forward spicy mid palate, showing cardamom, coriander, white pepper, and toasted caramel. Loose creamy mid palate Dark spicy body, dark finish.
IndianaRed (2674) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the original Bellingham taproom. Another light clear golden beer from Kulshan. lasting think dense fine head and lacing. Nice fresh citrusy hop aroma. Mild light maltiness pretty tame IBU bite that has a decent bitter trailer.
Oakes (13021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light gold. Earthy spicy nose with a little bit of blackberry. Relatively low bitterness up front but grows in bitterness.
Bill Becker (448) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours from the can a yellow gold colour with an impressive head of billowy foam. Slowly shrinking foam reveals some nice lacing.
The nose is of bitter citrus, grapefruit, and more bitterness from what I perceive as pine. Btw, there’s still a 1 finger head of foam since I poured it.
A west coast IPA it claims to be and by golly, a west coast IPA it is. Deliciously bitter without being overly so. It’s more of a piney hop bitterness than a citrus one and that pine seems to carry just the wee bit of malt sweetness along for the ride.
That, I think, takes the possible over the top bitterness to my palate to a more manageable level; it is still a very hop forward brew, mind you, but it rests in my comfort zone and that is always what I hope for in brews of this type.
The mouthfeel? Lets me just call it perfect.
Beertunes, mate, a big thank you for this wonderful nectar. I’m enjoying the long lasting aftertaste even now that my glass is sadly empty.
Ferris (6243) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Fruity and lots of sweet mandarin. Clear gold with a rich white head. Light fruit and resinouse, but very light. Too light and underwhelming.
Alanthebeerguy (188) - - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewery. Pours straw yellow. Good head that mellows, good lacing. Smells of citrus, mango and some pine. Creamy texture. Taste is tamer for an IPA. Mellow citrus , some hop bitterness, bit if pine. Nice easier drinking ipa.
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krisc (1) - deming, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
citrisy smooth and clean simply the best nw ipa you can find better than any of the big guys
CampesinoTino (793) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz Can. Classic IPA hazy golden orange pour with an inch of whipped foam. Mostly floral hops, candied citrus and tropical fruit in the nose. The flavor offers up a good-sized dose of orange rind, lemon and hops resin followed by some pine, honey and toasted grain. Medium-bodied mouthfeel with strong carbonation and clean, bitter finish. Another quality PNW style IPA with a nice hops bite to it.