Hopeye (39) - Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a way underrated IPA. On my first sip, I was literally in mid sentence as I lifted the glass to my lips, and cut off what I was saying as the aroma assaulted my nose with a citrusy hop bouquet. After a few moments of "drinking" it with my nose, I thoroughly enjoyed quaffing this beer. I immediately set an appointment for further tasting at Laurelwood’s brew pub. Only complaint: maybe a touch too carbonated--would love to try it on cask.
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Green Dragon, Portland. Throws a slightly catty west coast hop aroma that lies a little tart.
Pours a yellow-hazed, slightly murky pale orange, with a thin whitish
head. Flavor snaps upright with a big punch of lemony plant hop
characters. Eventually fades towards a generic palate-fading hop
character that bites at the tongue, quenches and fades quickly.
Interesting, but maybe not quite up to the standard.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2009 Many, many, many pints at my good friend Lemur’s wedding this past weekend. What can I say, being a groomsman makes me thirsty! Nice dark yellow pour with a solid two finger white head. Excellently blended nose with floral, orange and grapefruit citrus and pine notes coming through. Smooth mouth and tastes of citrus and pine. Very tasty, and well worthy of the many pints I consumed.
hayduke (3389) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the brewpub. Now this is how I like them. Pours a cloudy gold with a fat white head and good lacing. Nose of floral, citrus, and pine hops is powerful and enticing and is like a tropical garden. Mouthfeel is oily and slick. Flavor is bitter and so is the finish. This is a wonderful IPA, one of the best I have ever had. I would like to see this one in bottles so I could put in my beer cellar.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ the NW BP. Very floral nose and hop flavor. An excellent IPA. Very good.
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy pine needles aroma with some hints of grapefruit. Sweetish malty hoppy pine flavor. Has a long malty hoppy bitter finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
3fourths (8104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 Amazingly fresh, vibrant, spicy, prickly and citrus-heavy dank hop cones in the nose. Fresh as all get out. Prickly, juicy lime and agave flavored hop cones, dank cannibus and bitter grapefruit throughout. Moderately thick texture, spicy, prickly and peppery on the palate... appropriately bitter. Delicious.
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth but kicking hoppy note. Discernible floral hop character. Full IPA with all the requirements.
Ungstrup (29486) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet and very grassy. The flavor is also sweet and very grassy - is it Amarillo? The finish is dry grassy and very bitter. I like it.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Laurelwood on 52nd and Sandy (not the pizza place).
Light golden-orange color with big off-white head that laces well.
Intense fruity, almost tropical aroma. Grapefruit, pineapple, mandarin, tangerine and biscuits & honey. Some red apple.
Soft creamy bubbles and low carbonation make this medium bodied brew smooth and very drinkable.
Sweet lightly toasted biscuity malt is bursting with juicy hop flavors. Big pink grapefruit impression, orange, tangerine and piney resin on a lingering bitter finish without being offensively bitter. Hugely drinkable. Probably the best IPA I found in Portland.