biirusaikou (1894) - - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at ACBE. Sweet malt and orange hops character, seems somewhat oxidized, bittersweet finish. OK but had higher expectations, would like to try it in mint condition.
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Darby’s Liquor, Vancouver
No dating in the bottle. Red Amber color, hazy, with compact head. Mild aroma of citrusy hops, oranges, light talc. Lean mouthfeel, light residual sweetness; but the malt flavor lacks of depth, it has just some caramel, and the hops are not bright; resiny final.
Maybe an old bottle, but since it’s not dated, I blame the brewery.
Boring. I won’t buy again.
rejtable (2010) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber, lots of head and lacing. Nose is sweet syrup, grapefruit, peach and earthy bitterness. Tastes medium bitter, light/medium sweet. Full sticky body with lively carbonation.
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grassy and floral hop aroma mix wit the sweet maltieness of this hazy orangish brew with a white head. A very well balanced but complex brew. I get the malty sweetness upfront with the bitterness battling through out the taste of this heavy/medium bodied brew. The hopieness is very green or grassy flavored. Seems more like an imperial ipa given the maltieness and th body.
reggiedunlop (3579) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with a medium white head...heavy sheets of lacing. Aroma has grapefruit, rind, and pine. Flavor follows suit suit...very rindy and firm bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and piney/resinous.
wheresyourball (565) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Pours bright orange with medium white head. Nose is floral; flavor is quite hoppy with only light malt. Bitter finish. Didn’t think this was as good as workhorse IPA.
robforbes (2090) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a medium size white head and great lacing.
smell is of hops, floral, caramel, and some citrus.
taste is crisp, hoppy, caramel, a malt back, and a touch of pine. ends nicely bitter.
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Laurelwood PDX. Golden colored beer with white foam. Nice pine and citrus peel aromas. A touch of apricot and resin, too. Sweet caramel malts are quite pronounced. Hints of grass, too. Flavor is rather astringent and bitter. A ton of pine and resin...some mild papery notes. Orange peel, apricot, and sweet caramel malts. Meh.
hivemind (871) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at Lardo East in Portland (08.10.2014) with Erica and Matt N. Poured a dull, glossy, medium amber with a lot of head. Aroma was fresh pine and tasted of pine, some vegetable, and a bit of grapefruit. Good caramel malt flavor that gave it a soft body (not a harsh/rough IPA at all), but still full of flavor. Good beer and was perfect to wash down all the pork.
umich03jm (3098) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to my summer secret santa. Pours a clear gold color with a big pillowy head that fades slowly and leaves good lacing. Aroma is dank, overripe citrus fruit with peaches, malt, and herbal hops. Tastes a bit harsh. The herbal hops seem to cover up the nice peach and citrus hops a bit. Caramel malt shows up in the bitter, dry finish. Pretty well made but just not the flavors I usually look for in an IPA.