vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with a frothy head. The aroma is sweet. The flavor is also sweet with a mild hop bite at the end.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased from Liquid Solutions.
Appearance: Pours a bit brown for an IPA....muddy copper look to it. 1 finger foam head that doesnít retain much or offer too much lacing.
Smell: Lots of bitter floral hops running rampant throughout a field of caramel malt.
Taste: The malt isnít too sweet thanks to the very bitter hops. They play off each other well but the hops are a touch raw.
Mouthfeel: Slightly thin and boring.
Drinkability: Mouthfeel is easy, ABV isnít too high, and flavor is decent but bitter.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-04-2009
skoisirius (1350) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mediocre. Hard to stand up to all the big boys in this area. Definitely a good choice if youíre in a limited selection moment.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy copper/orangeish pour. Off white head and drippy lace. Pine Butterscotch, and caramel on the nose. Body is slightly thin. Citrus, diacetal, pine and caramel . rubbery aftertaste. Lingering bitter finish.
Peregrinari (142) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice nose with citrus/orange and mild cranberry with some molasses in the end. Taste is about average but missing some of what the aroma promised though it has some walnut and mild maltiness. Appearance is a nice gold and amber. Overall would drink again but not a ringer for me.
TroyNYC (31) - New York, New York, USA - APR 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Upfront citrus aroma with molasses. Aroma is better than the taste. For a 6.4 there is a fair amount of alcohol taste. Batter as it warms up with a nutty finish.
beersearcher (2175) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice floral / piney aroma. pours a dark copper with a thin but persistent foam. just the right amount of bitterness. doesnít cover the palate but you get a nice bite of hops.
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great bitterness, but aroma is not very IPA-hoppy. I like it less as I drink more of it.
swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blind sample, GLBN IPA Challenge 2010. Up against Port Townshend Hop Diggity IPA, round 1. Darker pour, malts solidly represented, decent hop presnece. Malt backbone overshadows the hops. IMO. lost 0-3
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. from PCC Fremont. A little different than the big Simcoe/Amarillo hop IPAs. Decent malty base gives it a sweet aroma and nice caramel finish. Always looked over Lazy Boy in favor of the more exotic-looking beers offered at my local co-op. Will definitely try some more now.