pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at 2013 North American Organic Brewers Festival. Golden amber color. Prominent grassy hop aroma. Hop bomb flavor, citrus, grassy, and resinous. Balanced astringency on the finish.
Wombata (534) - Kobe, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 on Draft. Aroma: Fresh, floral hops with light fresh pine, touch of orange malt
Palate: Great balance
Flavor: Medium-rich orange malt followed by dried orange and medium pine. Finishes with lingering dried orange bitter spice, white pepper, light pine.
Comments: Not overblown. I could order a 2nd one; would work very well with food.
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells lightly of caramel malt and more so of the resinous and citrus hop aromas. Copper golden color with some haziness and a long standing frothy off white head. Taste is medium resin hop bitterness followed by the medium-light caramel malt sweetness. Medium mouthfeel, bitterness on attack, balance in middle and hops persisting in fairly lengthy and dry finish. Moderate carbonation and a sticky yet creamy texture. Another great beer from Laurelwood. Plus itís organic...yeah! Too bad itís seasonal!
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
North American Organic Beer Festival Ė Portland, OR
Big Hops aroma, floral and fruity nice malt flavor mixed with the grapefruit and clove. This was a very tasty IPA. They do a great job here at Laurelwood Brewing.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-07-04. Crisp golden dark amber body, modest beige head and light lace. 3+ Huge leafy, weedy green hop aroma, vegetation dominates. 6+ Flavour is similarly green and leafy, mild citrus is lightly astringent, lemon seed like in the finish. 6+ Smooth average palate. Decent, heavy on the leafy character, which I donít love. On tap at Seattle International Beer Festival
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3108-20100704] Sample. Fresh oranges and hints of evergreen needles in the aroma. Clear, medium orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy bitter orange evergreen flavour. Medium-full bitter body. Rough but good, tasty and quite bitter.
(@ SIB 2010, Seattle, WA)
DuffMan (8057) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Pours a nice hazy orange with a creamsicle cap, good lace. Very fruit-hoppy nose and palate, lots of fresh citrus and tropical fruit, juicy and fresh. Perfect malt balance. A perfect NW-style IPA. Awesome!
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours hazy golden orange. Aroma of hops and caramel malt. Flavour is more malty than the average IPA, with an obvious hop dominance. Not bad.
brianprentiss (677) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
really liked this one. the hops are not over the top but just right, they seem to have a winner
neepsntatties (1420) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have had this on many an occasion yet havenít rated it, so here goes... Colour... copper-amber with thick head. Nose... sweetly hoppy with hints towards the grapefruit side. Palate... my! This is the hoppy-est elephant Iíve ever met! And elephants arenít known for their hop! Very sweet, though not quite cloying, coating nonetheless with plenty of grapefruit skin and pith. Always a treat when this comes íround! Thank goodness Iím only eight blocks from the Laurelwood, "mothership"!