jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber body with a smallish creamy white head. Muted orange citrus and very mild resin. Pleasant mild bitterness, light caramel malt. Average palate. Nice but a bit mild for me, and strikes me as more of a hoppy pale ale than an IPA. Bottle courtesy of Larry Pitonka.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was too nice for words. Suprisngly hoppy nose that just reeks of pine and fresh cut grass. Malty backbone, that is very rich and smooth with delicate hop flavors lingering in the finish along with some dried fruits, finishes clean and dry.
BJP2006 (43) - Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
although this beer is advertised as having a huge hop aroma it was lacking. somehat piney/resinous a bit grassy, hop flavor was there along with a complex malty body and smooth finish. Ihave had this one both bottled and kegged(at the brewery) the kegged is my choice
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mountain Brewers Beer Fest 2006. Lack of appearance judging reflects opaque plastic sampling cup.
Disappointing aroma : very very light grass and pine and not much in the way of malt either. Tastes better than it smelled, a bit acidic, and quite bitter (long lasting).
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2006 Bottle: Pours an amber color with light white head and plenty of lacing. The nose is grassy and sweet with some lighter hop notes and that nice malty body they offer. The flavor is light with alcohol and bitterness, very balanced with sweet caramels and a perfumy wispy tail. The finish is light and hoppy. Decent IPA but no where near the PNW IPAs. Their other styles are above par but not here. The unfiltered version which is found on tap is a tasty treat though, keep your eye out for that one.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a good looking clear copper color. The aroma is a bit subdued, with earthy hops, pine, and some malt coming through. Light to medium bodied with a creamy texture, featuring a caramel malt body and underlying earthy hop flavors. Overall, a nice balance of flavors and easy to drink.
billk (352) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 12 oz. Clear amber/copper w good carb & large OW head. Aroma of malt & hops w a touch of mango & apricot. Flavor is malty & a bit fruity w a big hop bite & burn and not enough hop flavor to counter the strong bittering hops. Well into medium bodied w a long, sharp, bitter finish. Slightly metallic, rather dry. The malt did have a cooked buttery flavor I didn’t much care for.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I first tasted this I thought, “Okay, another Cascade bomb." But as this progressed, it improved rather sharply in my mind. Sticky sweet crystal malt aroma balanced with some hop flowers. Reddish copper in color, cleat, with a nice and thick eggshell head. Rich flavor of caramel and cherry crystal malts, balanced with lemony hops with a nice bitterness. This is a pretty good brew. Thnks Andre!
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with Larry Pitonka (thanks - especially for checking off another state too!). Poured a medium orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of flowers, hop leaves, oranges, light caramel and some pine. Sticky. Tastes of oranges, citrus and light caramel. Lightly bitter.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a copper color with a thin off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, light pine, floral hops and caramel malts. Taste of grassy hops, citrus fruits, toffee malts, and a light grapefruit bitterness in the finish.