JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked this up last night at Brewforia Meridian... Paid too much. Poured tonight into my HotD goblet with an off white head atop a slightly hazy orange brew.
Nose shows big citrus but a very pronounced maltiness that really mutes the hops.
Flavor mirrors the nose.. IMO, this is really not very good... pithy citrus hoppiness and a thick malt profile that doesn’t jive with the brew.
Body seems a bit thick... but I am thinking this could be an old bottle from Brewforia, wouldn’t surprise me.
umich03jm (2990) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 2 months old. Aroma is sugary citrus juice with light flowers and crackers. Tastes the same. Too much sugary malt here. Maybe the hops faded a little over two months? Almost no bitterness. Not really my kinda IPA. I’ll try to revisit fresh some day.
theisti (3584) - Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Plastic cup draft at the Moda Center for a Blazers game. The pour is clear copper with a one inch egg white head that is lasting, impressive considering the plastic stadium cup. The aroma is big orange citrus fruit, strong resin and sweet malt. The taste is a great blend of the big fresh orange citrus resin hops and softly sweet malt. The palate is medium bodied, active carbonation and a resin and mineral finish. Really solid IPA, super fresh - fantastic for a stadium beer.
Ferris (8929) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Fresh hop version - Light citrus sweetness. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Leafy, grassy, sweet and a bit of an herbal note. Sweet grass sticks a bit too much.
Lagerboy (1655) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Clear deeper orange copper, firm off-white foam. Aroma of richer c-malt and fruity hop. Taste is too sweet, dark caramel malt forward, barely bitter fruity hop, some citrus and herb. Average carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
miyauchi38 (975) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beerdrinker79 (1805) - Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz pint- Pours clear orange with a white small head. Aroma is sweet malt, some hops, pretty generic. Taste is sweet malt, dry buttering hops, pretty average. Not bad but straight down the line basic.
andrewje41 (1737) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour pint at the safe. Pours a clear copper color with a lasting fizz head. Rich sweet tropical fruit hop aroma and flavor. Almost has a little pineapple thrown in there. Orange fruit. A little sweet for my usual taste but overall an enjoyable, solid IPA.
mrjez (190) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2015 Bottle from Craft Beer Base.
L: pours a clear copper with two fingers of light foamy head, tonnes of lacing.
S: a big fruity floral punch leaps out, some pine, like other well-known west coast IPAs.
T: delicious. A lot of grapefruit, other citrus and tropical flavours, a little pine.
F: very easy drinking, nice mouthfeel and bittnerness. Actually a touch watery for the ABV. Medium-bodied.
O: really took me by surprise, right up there with the best. Could be bolder at 7.5%, but I’m nitpicking.
marcus (7990) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours golden with a thick off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a rich pale malt flavor with a very bitter finish.
Attackinblack (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one just became available in bc. About bloody time! Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Beautiful copper without a ton of head (did pour it pretty gently) but on the re up a more aggressive pour left me with a couple inches of Bright citrusy aroma, blood orange to go with some great piney hop. Beautiful balance in the flavour. A ton of bitterness immediately offset with some sweet almost butterscotch malt flavour. Not a palate destroyer at all and could be dangerously slideable at 7.5 percent. Loved it. Between powell’s bookstore and the incredible beer how do you Portland folk get anything done? Lucky bastards.