kevobutler (18) - USA - NOV 10, 2012
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma- smells terrible for an ipa. Definitely an aroma present, but smells atypical of northwest ipa’s.... More like a damp, mildew filled basement or something.
Appearance- looks nice, not black... Dark brown with a tan rocky head.
Taste- offensive to my palate. Maybe this was infected or something. Phenolic, plasticy... These terrible off flavors cover up anything that may be good underneath.
Palate- lacking in body and way over carbonated. Slightly astringent.
Overall- I can hardly believe that this is a commercial beer. When I saw the score of 90, I was floored. This beer is a drain pour. The only reason why I drank half of it was for these tasting notes. I seriously want my 4.50 for the bomber back. Awful!
rcasta (821) - EL SALVADOR - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
buena birria, mi estilo. no le doy mejor puntaje porque el foam que hace aburre para tomarla
Chuckchandler (8) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weird aftertaste, bad aroma. I say it smells like cat poop, the wife says dirty rodent litter. Taste is ok, if it were not for the smell i might drink it again(but only straight from the bottle to spare my nose)
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RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle & Hum. Mid to dark brown, thin white-ish head that laces wonderfully. Nose is verry hoppy, sourness from the cooked malts, grassy bitterness. Mouth is hoppy bitter attack, water mid-taste with a touch of fragrant oiliness from the hops, then lasting bitterness. End is full and with the roasted malts coming through, leaving a touch of warmness and a long malty mouthfeel. Straightforward but wonderfully composed.
thetmaxx (732) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bomber. The head is intense, four finger, wtf. Couldn’t pour easily. Aroma is mild and unfortunately tainted by my previous beer. The flavor is dark malt and hop, pretty nicely balanced the way a cascadian ipa should be.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
More black than ipa but still decent. Roasted malts and toffee take over and give to light hopps. Big thick foamy head.
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cards04 (1599) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light cola colour with soft off white head. Smells like citrus and some strawberry. Very nice. Flavour falls a bit flat. Thin and malty up front, but it does finish with a nice, lasting bitterness. Decent.
northropfrye (2079) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of citrus and strawberries. Black in colour with creamy off white head. Taste is initially sweet, fruity even, with a bittter roasted malts finish. Average palate. Overall quite good.
JStax (2772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a refrigerated bomber into a snifter. Pours a very dark brown with an enormous beige head of foam that lasts forever. This beer takes a very long time to pour.10 plus minutes. The aroma is very piny and earthy with just a hint at some caramel roasty notes in the background. The hops, although rather apparent in the taste, don’t seem to be bringing much of a bitter assault. Perhaps they were mostly late addition? I don’t know, but the bitterness is definitely more of a second thought than anything. Roasty comes to mind while sipping this beer. I get some vanilla and leafy notes, too. It’s like drinking the forest.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with thin, head. Some malt in the aroma, faint hops and some fruit. Roasty malts and mid hop finish. Body is a tad thin.