shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, biscuit, toast, and citrus hops. Flavor is biscuit, caramel, and a bitter citrus hop finish.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Resiny piney hops and mellow buttery fruit (peach, pear, green grape) aromas. Syrupy Floral notes with light woodsy dry hay undercurrent.
Sweet fruits up front (strawberry). Mildly toasted malts and some buttery flavors.
Kinda let down by the hops, which seemed flat. I was only let down because it smelled so good.
fizl (12) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed in Everett, Washington. Uses a blend of Pale, Crystal,
and Munich Grains and Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo hops. Clocks in and 75 IBUís and 6.5% alcohol by volume. Nice looking beer! Has a rich creamy head complimented by a clear, dark copper color and fine lace.Deploys a sweet malty
aroma with strong flowery hop notes. Smells smooth and balanced. To the taste it has an initial touch of sweet caramel malt flavors quickly followed by a medium bitter bite. Very nicely balanced and finishes mildly bitter. To the pallet it is full bodied and has a smooth and distinct mouthfeel. Solid all around IPA, but not my fav. Needs a little more distinct flavor. This would make a great burger and a brew combo.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by acrdz. Thanks. Poured a clear medium orange color. head was off white and left some lace behind on the glass. Smelled of graham cracker and grapefruity hops. Light bodied and dry with carbonation on the higher end of the spectrum. Toffee malt flavor paled somewhat compared to the citrusy hops and assertive hop bitterness that peaked at about 7 out of 10. I liked this one.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle curtiosy of suzygreenburg
nice but not too complex nose of citrusy hops
good mouthfeel nice carbonation
good balance of hops and malt....but missing alot of hop complexity.....sad thing too
it might be good on tap at the brewery though
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, thanks acrdz) Clear amber body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some floral, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some duskiness. Fairly dry finish, some soapiness. Some resin in the medium body.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of acrdz. Thanks, Mike! Pours a clear, bright orange-amber color; thin off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Basic citrus and earthy malts in the aroma; some sugar. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy earthy and biscuity hops; some solid bitterness and sugary malts; drinkable, ok. Medium bitter finish, showing lingering bitterness, breadiness, and bitterness; and sugar.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Filtered orange and red colored body. First whiff is crystal malt and grain, vegetal, old and green hops. Has a germy bran and soggy bread flavor along with some twangy but pallid fruit notes and a peanut aftertaste. Not a good IPA.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well carbonated, clear amber with a perfect head. Quite malty in aroma with a floral citrus hop component, caramel and a touch of diacetyl. Big but smooth hop flavor, resinous with grapefruit. Great body and perfect bitterness. I really like this hop combo. If I lived in Everett this would be my daily beer.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from bottletrek.com. Pretty much your standard IPA, A nice floral nose with a good malt balance. Glad I got to try it but, not my favorite IPA.