MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
A divinely boastful hop bouquet proffers piney, resinous jocundity as its grassy alluvia seep into tender and sweet cereals. This PNW IPA is so honest, I cannot help but want to converse with it more often.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the misty orange blond.
-The tantalizing hop perfume slightly outshines the already enjoyable flavor profile.
-Crushed nuts seem to surface from the malt character, which is a tad underdeveloped.
-Peppery, grassy, coniferous hop bitterness seals the deal and links with the compelling aroma.
Bottle; thx Mike!
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Forte odeur d’houblons résineux avec une pointe de mangue. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pin et de pamplemousse avec une pointe de poivrée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #1741)
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - Seasonal. Big Hoppy Beer. Hops kind of mask everything else, but very nice. I’d get it in a keg (if it were available), but it’s not for the masses.
raphael (978) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of a citrus salad, flowery, not harsh; a little pine, some caramel. Flavor-wise, the hops a bit more assertive, citus focus on bitter, enough malt to keep it from going harsh.
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber. Frothy head. Citrus and wood in the aroma. Flavour starts citrus then the wood kicks in. Aggressive hop profile. Relatively clean finish.
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a slightly cloudy copper, rich head with some retention. Incredibly floral aroma that also presents caramel, soy, and curry spice. Dry and leafy, noticeable hop spiciness, and the finish lingers about with just the right amount of hop bitterness. The best Northwest IPA I’ve had in ages, many thanks to the Beerman at Whole Foods in Portland, OR, who told me I had to buy it!
skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. My expectations on this were beat! Well balanced, and well hopped up this is definitely one of the better "Organic" brews I’ve encountered. Fruity malts combine with a mature hop palate mid to finish. Medium bodied. Goodness!
after4ever (6565) - 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 it’s just the perfect match for a certain palate or maybe it’s 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 (850) - 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 (5283) - 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.