after4ever (6093) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Thanks, Skoi! Your hospitality is both surprising and overwhelming. :-)
This beer is one of those little gems that comes out of nowhere. Maybe itís just the perfect match for a certain palate or maybe itís a bit underrecognized--either way, this is a kickin IPA. I hope they can broaden their distro to include a regular stop somewhere in Seattle.
Pours a nice ruddy orangeish medium amber with a thick, though brief, little creamy tan head. Nice peach and especially mango nose. Just a fruit-forward delight; really smells like there could be fruit flesh in the glass. Creamy medium body, active carb. Very sessionable body. Caramelly biscuit mid-palate, but that pales in comparison to the lovely peach and mango hop payload. Not the fruitiest or sweetest IPA around, but refreshing and flavorful and very drinkable. Tidy little resin grace note for a finish. Great stuff.
greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle from BottleTrek.com. This is a great PNW ipa, you will never know that it is organic. Pours amber, airy head and tons-o-lacing. Aroma and flavor of big citrus hoppiness, floral and the grapefruit explodes in your mouth. Niclely balanced with a lingering bitter finish. This one surprised me, I have not had good experiences with organics, but this is a must try.
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap while visiting the Belmont Station during the American Breweriana Association Annual Meeting (ABA) in Portland, Oregon. Pours a hazy orange-ish amber brew with a decent off-white head that slowly dissolves to a fine film. Aroma of tart grapefruits, piney herbs, and a touch of caramel malt. Taste is lightly carbonated, medium bodied with a dry grapefruit flavor. The hop flavor overpowers the malt flavors. Finish is dry, a little rough with a lingering bitter aftertaste. This one will keep the hopheads happy.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright orange-copper-tawny ideal IPA hue with medium white head. Floral piquant nose with bitter and sweet notes. Finishing bitterness did not strip palate of taste buds. Yummy beer, quite pleasant and quaffable.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bier Cafe: Hazy amber, small beige head. Piney hop nose. Piney lasting hop profile, well balanced. Has great Belgian lace and decent body
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Pours a hazy amber color with a 1 finger dense white head. Nice fresh floral and a little citrus hop aroma. Flavor is carmelly malt and lots of fresh green hop flavor. Moderate bitterness with a little lingering bitterness and hints of orange and a crisp finish. Really nicely balanced.
boFNjackson (4119) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap... poured a honey tone with a thin white head. Earthy hop aroma. Palate is mildly carbonated and a bit chewey. Flavors of dry hops, pine and peppery spices, and a little soapy undertone. Dry finish.
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light amber color, tremendously hoppy oder. A hoppy aftertaste as well, which is good, cause its not pungent. A quality organic. Would drink again! A+++
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a white head. This IPA had a powerful bitterness throughout with a very young green hop taste, feels like it needs some time for the hops to die a bit. Just too bitter for my taste, hops overwhelmed the light sweetness up front.
TimE (3110) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy brown color, a piney hoppy nose with a soapy, sharp piney, fruity mouth with a restrained bitter finish.