bhensonb (11137) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pine and floral aromas. Decent amber color with a rather weak white head. Full bodied with fairly mild carbonation. Flavor is lots of hop (could be resin and citrus) and some roasted malt that is a bit overwhelmed by the hop (good thing, that). Finish is pretty dry, pretty hoppy, and really tasty.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wife got this bomber for me a Christmas gift. Well sat in the lazy boy chair and cracked this one open. Aroma was floral and pine. Orange body with off white head with ring od lacing left on top of pint glass. Flavor had more of a sweet sugary and malt backbone with a good dry hop bitterness in the mix. Not as cool and crisp as I like em’ to be but a good brew.
trevor211 (1305) - 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 one’s better than its rating lets on - nothing spectacular, but a great fallback when nothing more intriguing is available.
robforbes (2073) - 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, doesn’t 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 John’s 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 (5625) - 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 (1587) - 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 (6926) - 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 (10886) - 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