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.
Tejas (851) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark orange appearance. Very fresh smell and taste. Really flowery flavor. Not balanced enough for a regular IPA if you ask me. Still a good IPA though. Would like to revisit this one some day.
FoolishMortal (987) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber with a small off white head. Candied citrus, some pine, and caramel malt in the aroma. Resinous pine up front. Sweet fruity hop character later manifests. Some biscuit and caramel with a lingering bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light medium, rather dry.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 22oz via Capital Market. THis one comes out a clear copper with a large beige head. Nose is floral hops. Taste starts out malty, biscuity, and then floral/herbal hops, some orangepeel & grapefruit with a somewhat metallic aftertaste. It is pretty bitter which is likely due to the Chinook hops. I think this would be better if they cut back on the Chinook and instead increased the Amarillo in the late flavoring additions. But whatever, i am a frakkiin homebrewing hophead so screw what i say. Is a damn good beer and much better than most IPAs. Body is light, carbonation is high. An easy drinking, highly sessionable above average Pac NW IPA.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear burnt orange body with a medium beige head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and apricot. Flavor of citrusy hops, caramel, and lightly toasted malt.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with nice frothy head. More cascade hops on the nose with hints of pine. Flavor is rich and hoppy up front with a bit of roasted malt on the back. Medium body with a good mouth feel. Finish is slightly bitter.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber. Nice fresh hop nose. More hops delivered in the taste backed up nicely by the malt.A tasty end to the proceedings. GCBF.
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 2008 Bottle. A touch lower rating. Lasting thick Styrofoam head. Amber beer. Strong hop nose; light wood and a bit flowery. Flavour is all hop till the unique malt finish, which is almost a black malt coffee finish.
2007. GCBF cask conditioned sample. Amber. Thin head and hoppy nose. Hoppy flavour. Nice malty body and balance.
CapFlu (4361) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 8th, 2007. Strong orange citrus. Flavour is well balanced between malt and orange hops. Pretty average nose.
Reid (1803) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bought in Salem,OR. Says 6.2% alc on label.
Dark burnt orahge in colour and hazy, with a huge light tan head.
Spicy red grapefruit aroma, brown sugar and slightly spicy
Very nice bitter-sweet flavour profile. Good "nippy" grapefruit hoppiness, followed by a semi-sweet malt which is quite strong for an IPA semi-bitter/sour finish though it lasts
I found this quite balanced and it felt good on the palate.
Overall a nice middle of the road ( for PNW) IPA, well drinkable.