robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a semi-clear amber with a small off-white head, and good lacing.
smell is of citrus, floral, some malt, and some hops.
taste is creamy, bitter, dry hops, malt, some dandelion, and a little caramel. ends bitter and creamy.
JohnGalt1 (311) - , Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
England and the PNW combined.. Continental malts/hops with a big NW hop hand. I like it a lot.
Poured into my HotD goblet... long lasting light khaki head.. the brew is clear orange.
Hops on the nose show as earthy and grassy.. some sorta peachy fruitiness... pale malts are heavier than a standard PNW DIPA.
Malts on the palate have a definite English influence.. hops are more fruity, but there is still an earthy/grassy element... bitterness balances the malts nearly perfectly.. Very rich across the board.
Body is bigger than the standard drier PNW DIPA.. sorta creamy yet has a good carbonation.
This is a very interesting brew.. Unique in the DIPA land for sure (English malts and hops with a heavy PNW hand.... I like :-) I wish Ninkasi would make this at least a seasonal or take it out of the 4-packs.... I would buy it often.
CincinnatiOtR (16) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber appearance, little to no head retention, decent lacing. I get nearly nothing on the nose though, some caramel but that’s about it. Taste is huge though, nice sweet malt up front, more caramel with a nice citrusy hop finish. Palate is heavy, thick a little creamy. Overall a good beer from Ninkasi.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Out of the bottle. The smell is rubbery and harsh. The taste is as well. Not much hop flavor and a weird aftertaste.
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ambe rin color, clear with a thin head. Big hops aroma and flavor. Nice malt backing with a good fruit and flroal hops. Very nice Double IPA.
BK7 (695) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bier One. Hoppy citrus up front with sticky malt sweetness in the background. Bitterness is harsh. Finish is a bit off balance with a strong alcohol burn. A different tasting brew but still tasty.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
fuck yeah first rate fuck you bitch ass hoes nose of esb malt marmelade sweat pepper and light herbal notes english iipa awesome alcohol too pours amber nice clarity not much head or lace flavors of esb malt marmelade biscuits toast sweat pepper earth and dank not bad but not american fuck anti american bullshit go america drinks alright is a little hot