19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very solid offering. Dynamic and expressive hop aroma. Floral and fruity with light pine and a touch of caramel sweetness.
mnurda (1193) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the laurel wood location at pdx. Nicely surprised by this one. Great hop taste. Nicely carbonated. Good citrus aftertaste
VertBaconStrips (2179) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Last minute pint before getting on the plane to Seattle. This is the murkiest IPA ever. On the amber side, decent off white sticky crown. Citrus and caramel nose, apricot, lemon and that’s about it. Hard bitter beginnings only mellow out a bit. Strong caramel base topped up with an ample serving of badass hops, leaves, herbal, unsweetened grapefruit, apricot and lemon flavours.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Terrible Beauty. Clear, orange-gold pour with an off-white head leaving a moderate lace. Light citrus and pine aroma with a toasty-sweet malt body underpinning. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fairly benign for an IPA, especially one from the PDX. Nor is it very well integrated. Better at the Laurelwood Pub, perhaps this one doesn’t travel well.
robforbes (2087) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy dark amber with a medium size off-white head.
smell is sweet, some citrus, camamel, and floral.
taste is watery, hops, grass, citrus, and earth. ends weak and somewhat bitter.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a tall dense rocky root beer float-like off-white head. Aroma of florals, caramel, biscuit, and orange. Flavor of orange, caramel, apricot, and bread with a moderately bitter finish. Nice balance of hops and malt.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pungent sappy, resinous pine gives way to a sweetness. Clear golden yellow with short white head. Hop flavor is fairly subdued in contrast to the aroma. Malt does not bring much to the table. Very biting finish from what appears to be overcarbonation rather than bitterness. An IPA in name, but tastes closer to a pale.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle... light copper with a hint of orange, murky, full two finger cap of light tope head... really soapy lemon pledge nose, not a fan of this... pledge start with a bit of sweet fruits, chemical pine finish, very so-so
FlacoAlto (3849) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very soft pour into my New Belgium Globe glass produces a glass filling four finger thick, light tan colored head that quickly grows a finger above the rim and starts to slightly over-flow the glass. The beer is a dark copper / amber hue that shows a somewhat hazy, orange / red copper hue when held up to the light. The nose smells interestingly tart, definitely citrus influenced (that is the hops), but there is also a distinctly lactic character to the nose. This cuts through, and greatly reduces, the hop presence in the aroma.
The beer is very effervescent as it hits my palate and it is also quite a bit lighter bodied than one would like, even in an IPA. The beer definitely has a lactic acidity to it, as well as a funkiness that shouldn’t beer here. Because of the body thinness and the distracting acidity, the hop character tastes not nearly as pungeant as one would expect; it has notes of tangerine juice and orange zest that has a acidity to it that could be described as pleasant, except that this is supposed to be an IPA.
There is definitely something awry with this beer, it shouldn’t be well on its way towards tart and funky. I am definitely disappointed, as I was really hoping to have a nice hoppy IPA.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Vibrant amber, light carbonation, large frothy white head, a few spots of lacing.   Sweet malty nose, mildly hoppy, faint honey.   Similar on the tongue, yet softer.   Comes across as more of an American Pale without being overly hoppy, with a sweeter malt base.   Clean, slight earthiness or soil.   Very pleasant.   Minor citrus zest on the backside.   Smooth, a little bubbley.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering earthen malts, pale citrus zest, and musty hay.   Not have bad, but seems more like ¾ IPA.