MarinaMarket (225) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicate stone fruit aroma. Some floral notes. Amazing full rich flavor, great mouthfeel, and superbly balanced for a highly hopped strong ale. The palate is exquisite. Tasted at 58F.
stchloe (889) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really quite amazing IIPA, good balance of hops between tropical fruity notes well balanced by a little pineyness, medium full body, amber malts balances well, a big beer without being overwhelming.
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Served in a tulip. Pours deep clear honey with a medium off-white frothy top. Big aroma of resin, pine, grapefruit and orange citrus. Is better as it warms a little. Medium sweet smooth attack followed closely by substantial grapefruity bitterness. Great balance in this one. Full body, creamy-oily texture, mild carbonation, and a long consistent bitter finish. A brilliant IIPA.
BuckeyeBoy (3681) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at laurelwood Portland pub. Pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is pineapple dank hops and a nice sweetness. Taste is more of the pineapple dank hops and a nice end.
swoopjones (6966) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at NIIPAC IIPA CHALLENGE @Gene McCarthy’s, Buffalo, NY. solid IIPA, citrusy forward bitterness with pretty substantial caramel malt background. Solid
raphael (1022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at NWIPA. Skunky resin overwhelm on the aroma, with some toasted wood, caramel & alcohol. Lighter in mouth than expected-which means its dangerously easy to drink. Veautiful orange amber (umber), modest white head. tastes like it smells but more subtly and cleanly. smooth finish
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sure enough like the bottle says i get the citrus and the fruit with a hint of pine all combined with a nice malty undertone in this hazy redish orange brew with virtualy no head. The fllavor is indeed hoppy but the malt reduces the bitterness significantly. There is a fruity grassy flavor from the hops with a nice sweetness that compliments nicely. It is a relatively full bodied brew with a good carb. In the aftertaste i get a touch of butterscotch or a slight earthy flavor. Great brew
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 12/12/14. Bottle courtesy of Espo. Rated from prior session. No tasting notes
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Errl (2169) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is gold with a thin fading head..Nose is spice, dank, thick, honey, , ...Taste is spice, citrus, spice, grass..
jsquire (3757) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy light amber color with a one finger off white head. Lots of pine resin and citrus rind in the nose. This is a nice, chewy hop juice IIPA with lots of pine resin, candied grapefruit rind, peach, and a nice warming alcohol bloom in the finish. Very easy drinking for the ABV and all the hops.