Oly (38) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh from a bottle purchased in Olympia (bottled 6/10/14, drank 6/31/14). I’m just going to repeat OldGrowth’s rating right before mine, because it seems perfect for this beer:
"Good aroma sweet. Caramel, pine, grapefruit. Clean browNish orange color good head and lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Bitter dry finish. Very nice."
I’d only add that the aroma was a bit tame, and that the bitter hop taste was very clean and well-balanced with the caramel.
poisoneddwarf (1726) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, bottled about two and a half months ago--hopefully still good. Aroma is perfumy, floral, light grapefruit. Pours hazy orange with a medium off-white head with good retention; laces a little. Taste is thankfully better than the aroma let on; it’s average IPA territory, though, bittersweet with a light tang. I think I need a fresher bottle.
jeremytoni (3000) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Light hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade with Hannont! Thanks a lot. Pours dark golden with a small creamy head and lacings. Peach and pine. Fresh hops with a biscuity like malt. Its dry, bitter and crispy! Really tasty!
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"bigger floral aroma and bigger citrus flavor than expected. this was a pleasant surprise, a nice fragrant and flavorful ipa that was very obviously fresh. well balanced but leaning towards the hops. good enough to want more from this brewer."
Dr.Drei (25) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle acquired in a trade with a friend in the Northwest. Consumed at home and poured into a goblet. It pours a little hazy copper with a nice head. The aroma is a mild citrus with hints of resin and tropical fruit. The taste is quite balanced with the main properties of the hops evidently coming from late in the boil and dry-hopping. The finish is clean. Great beer. I wish we could get this out here on the East Coast.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Haggen’s Grocery, Burlington, marked 8-13-14 (less than one month old?)
Cloudy copper to light amber color with generous compact head. Nice aroma, mild, hoppy, a bit animal. Lean malt and caramel flavor, with very moderate residual sweetness; strong hopping, very resiny, citrusy, zesty; a bit caramellish in the final.
Fresh and excellent, almost a Double IPA.
jmm635 (881) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured light amber with a thick white head. Aroma of pine resin. Well balanced flavor with a bitter finish. Very solid IPA.
hopwine (350) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Apricot, nectarine, resiny/grapefruit rind bitterness, unripe mango, honey/crackery malt base. Nice balance of fruity hops, malt sweetness, and bitterness.
mikedevilsfan (152) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is a damn good IPA. Immediate stone fruits and citrus taste. Balanced and deep. The only thing this could use is a better bouquet, but otherwise a top west coast IPA!!
boxofrane (2143) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pj’s. Pours hazy copper with a medium sized white head. The aroma has huge citrus, grapefruit, orange. The taste is sweet orange juice, little bitterness, light resin.