ballz (1) - Oregon City, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very good IPA and that’s saying alot living in Oregon ,land of the IPAs. Love Lauelwood Beer!
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Big citrusy, piney, resiny hop aroma. Cloudy light amber. White lacing, medium bodied. Very dry, resiny and grapefruity hop flavor. Has a bit of an earthy aspect in the finish. Big west coast dry hopped ipa. Prob one of the best bottled ipa’s I’ve had in a while.
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.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a mason jar 1 day old from the brewery...big thanks to Jeff! Hazy dark golden amber with big head. Freaking wonderful nug & citrus aroma. Did someone just smoke a j, or is that just my beer? The hops are perfect; citrus, pine and nugs. Just enough lightly sweet caramel malts bring it all together and keeps the bitterness in check well. At 7.5%, it’s got just enough of everything to really shine. Love it. Not sure what you could do to improve much on this...from a hop-heads perspective anyways.
ABaker (4) - Washougal, USA - JUN 10, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank from a 22 oz. bottle. Poured really nice, with a nice head. Had a nice citrusy, hoppy smell. The ale was a a brown, copperish color. Began mild, but after a few drinks the hoppiness came in. A very smooth beer, that I enjoyed.
wchesser (1092) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum....gorgeous amber color with a big head for an IPA, still very miniscule. Amazing aromatics, starts floral and rapidly moves on to honey with a bit of chimayo chile powder. Terrific balance...brings the hops but rounds it out with some malty sweetness AND body. It’s got the grapefruit but this isn’t sucking on a yellow pith, it’s the ripe pink flesh with a hit of rind as you scrape it out of a split one at the breakfast table. Very pleasantly suprised with this one and favorite against Diamond Knot IPA and Rogue Yellow Snow in a small tasting.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have enjoyed multiple times in many formats. When fresh, this is one of the very best IPA’s from the PNW. This shows dank, piney aromatics from the first pour. Medium bodied, this is quite easy to enjoy. Thick lacing coats the glass. A mix of resin & bright citrus fruit hit the palate & bring you right back to the glass for more. Lingering bitterness from the ample hops. Excellent.
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Here’s a good example where you can clearly taste the difference between a normal dry-hopped ipa and one that has been triple dry-hopped. Pours a hazy deep golden with a raucous head. There’s a strong resinous background, with fruity and floral tropical notes. The bittering is very smooth and not catty at all. There’s more citrus and tropical citrus here than anything else. Very nice beer. Very very very good.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this IPA. Big citrus pineapple nose, juicy and tempting, standing just short of a resin monster. Sunny orange gold, thick white head. Maybe it’s a 1.5 IPA. Big body, concentrated pineapple and apricot nectar base, scrubbed down from these aggressive and intense hop additions....though not in the sensory overloading way of a double, just a bright appreciation within the style and flirts with the edge. Beautifully made.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy light amber. The aroma is loaded with tropical fruits from clementines to mango to papaya. Rich bitterness, but with a kiss of sweet malt, and more incredible depths of tropical fruits, now including lychee. The best part is, after this stunning display it finishes with a more resiny, woody punch...I love a beer with a crescendo.