ACHops (695) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Beer Junction. Pours clear pale orange with thin head. Aroma is grapefruit hops. Taste is solid caramel malt base with a ton of hop flavor; grapefruit, pine, and floral. Nice alcohol to pull it all together. Truly one if the best balanced IPAs around. Glad to see this back. Gearhead is a weak sibling to this.
Dr.Drei (24) - 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 (14770) - 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 (871) - 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 (338) - 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 (141) - 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 (2127) - 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.
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drove out to Laurelwood to try this one on tap. Pours bright gold; aroma is dank with some cat pee, tropical fruit, and pine. Flavor is fruity sweet with a nice malt balance and a clean, piney bitter finish. Dense mouthfeel. Very good.
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Andrew. Pours an amber with white lacing. Aroma is pungent pine resin, dank herb and orange pith. Mouthfeel is medium with similar bitter pine and grapefruit, light malt character and some ash. Would LOVE to try this on draft.
dsmith4 (33) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beautiful IPA, right up there with some of the best pacific northwest IPAs, lovely dry bitterness, would thoroughly recommend to any hop heads!
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.