mcberko (8010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Saraveza’s IIPA Fest, not strictly a IIPA but close enough. Pours a hazy dark orange with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel malt sweetness, a bit of candied sugar - smells like a IIPA despite ratebeer’s classification. Flavour of citrus hops, slight tropical fruits and caramel sweetness - a little sweeter than the average IPA - but still I would classify this as a IIPA rather than A.S.A. Finishes fruity, bitter and sweet. Great one.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2968-20100626] Tap. Fresh citrus hops aroma. Slightly hazy, medium orange red body with a quick foamy white head. Surprisingly hoppy flavour has light citrus peel hops notes. Medium body. Great bitter, very drinkable.
(@ Laurelwood NW Public House, Portland, OR)
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 vintage from DA. Shared with the guys at The Bruery. Poured a murky reddish brown color with small tan head. Aroma was oxidation and some caramel and malt notes. Taste was better than the aroma with lots of bitterness still. This must have been one hell of a hop bomb fresh. Glad I got to share this one with everyone. Far better than I was expecting.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1ltr swingtop, 2006 vintage shared by JoeTheYounger at the Bruery, thanks Joe. Rating #30. Darkish red pour with a little yellow as well, some floaties and a real nice tan head. Aroma was pretty oxidized, but there was still a little musty hops and some decent rich malts. Flavor was better than the aroma, more faded hops, but the malt was still there and it more like a light barleywine, ok. (1289)
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010-06-26. Dark copper body, beige head. 3+ Flavour is pleasantly hoppy, but not overly bitter. Interesting hop profile, not quite citrusy. 7+ Aroma is hoppy, with a modest leafy character. 7+ Smooth average palate. Pretty nice, very drinkable - the alcohol is pretty restrained. On Tap at Laurelwood NW Public House, Portland.
DuffMan (7327) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the SpringBeerFest in Portland. Cloudy red-orange, with an orange-tinted cap. Aromas and flavours of sweet toffee malts and citrus pith hops. Chewy, bitter, nice.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Laurelwood Organic Deranger Imperial Red Ale--8.0% ABV--100+ IBU’s. Clear thin dark amber color. Thin mild lace head. Rich balanced big hoppy malty Red. 3 oz. Taste @ Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest. Sampled April 3rd, 2010.
raphael (938) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, resiny hop aroma, a little smoke and caramel. Dark amber with thin but lasting off white head (on tap at Mickey Finn’s). The bitterness is almost kept in checkm slightest metal, oak, warming finish
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at henry’s. hides the alcohol well, a medium-dark orange off ruby color
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Concordia Ale House... Poured amberish/red with a thin, off-white head. This was a rich and malty brew. Aroma of malts and dark sugars. Sweet boozy flavors and prominent hops leaving it complex and awarding to drink. Bordering a barleywine here with dark fruit notes and bittering finish.