trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark bronze with a big head that lingers. Pine and citrus hops on the nose. Very smooth, with a great complexity to the flavor. Starts with a bit of caramel malt, then moves toward a resiny bitterness - perhaps a bit strong at the end. This oneís better than its rating lets on - nothing spectacular, but a great fallback when nothing more intriguing is available.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2009 old rating:
6/4/6/3/14 - 3.3
pour is a clear dark amber with a medium size light beige head, and good lacing.
smell is not to strong, light grapefruit, caramel, malt in the back, some citrus, a little roasted nuts, a little pine, and some spice.
taste is a tad watery, grapefruit, heavy on the hops, some citrus, and malt, ends bitter.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Jimbowood. Beautiful looking dark orange/amber color. Huge hop nose. Flavor is the opposite: Thin, light, boring. This hop profile, which I presume is predominantly cascade, doesnít work for me. A little more oomph, and this would be a winner.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, from Johnís Marketplace in Portland. Pours dark orange amber with a small white head that diminishes quickly and leaves fairly thick lacing. Aroma is more faint than expected, but features a floral and citrus hopiness along with an underpinning of lightly caramel malts. Flavor is fairly balanced with more of the caramel malts, but dominated by the bright hops, citrus peel, a bit of pine and a somewhat dusty finish. Palate shows a medium body with prickly-creamy (I know it sounds weird) carbonation.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a nice velvetty head and awesome lacing down the whole glass. Has a toasty malt aroma with notes of mineral earthy bitterness. Mostly caramel malts in the flavor with light earthy hops and a slight grapefruit and piney bitterness. The finish is more sweet than bitter. A mild IPA.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy IBrew2or3. Poured a clear copper with a thin off-white head. Moderate piney hop aroma, mild pepper in the background. Pine resin and grapefruit flavors linger above the malt backbone, giving a short, mild finish. Pretty mild for a NW IPA.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours crystal clear copper with lasting off white head. The aroma is light and mostly caramelized malts and almost no hops. The taste has a nice pine hop bitterness right up front followed by mild roasty malts. The whole experience kind of fades into the finish. The after taste has a mild hop bitterness that lingers for a while.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: November 17, 2007
Source: Tasting, Throwdown 3
Appearance: clear red, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with a medium level of citrus hops
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of balancing citrus hops leads to a long bitter finish
Date: September 07, 2009
Source: skagit river brewpub
picking up more caramel in the sweetness, more earthyness with the hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy IBrew2or3. Thanks Dave! Pours a semi-clear amber with a small off white head. The flavor was noticeably sweet to go along with the hops. The hops were more subtle in the smell. They have a more profound existence in the flavor, however. Alot of grapefruit hops were the most prominent, along with other citrus and bitterness. Nice little session IPA.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of liquid solutions. Huge hop nose upon pouring that quickly dissipates. Piney hop flavor, but a tad watered down.