Lagerboy (900) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Opaque orange, fading off-white head. Fruity citrus hop aroma. Fruity citrus hop forward taste, light evergreen, some earthy grassy floral notes, mild sweet malts. Soft carbonation, light-medium bodied, medium hopped. Fresh, clean dry finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
devman171 (507) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours pale amber with great head and lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and floral, taste is a nice balance of bitter and smooth sweet malt, well done IPA
JohnnyJ (3892) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Golden orange pour, with a white head. Pine, grapefruit, balanced malt backbone, some sweetness, herbal hops, and moderate bitterness. A well balanced IPA. Decent, but not too interesting.
aaronbr (118) - Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice medium gold with a touch of haze, though it’s hard to tell in this dimly-lit pub. Strangely very little on the nose - I managed to dip my nose into it a bit looking for the scent, without finding any (and yes, this is my first beer of the night, clearly I’m just a bit clumsy). Taste is a strongly bitter. Pine and lemon hops, very nicely balanced. Drinkable, with a lingering finish. I like it.
ajnepple (1050) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Gold and hazy with a white head. Bitter, floral, herbal. Medium body.
Ferris (1245) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Tropical fruits and a sweet malt backbone. Clear gold with a bubbly white head. Orange and a citrus bitterness with a bit of pine. A decent IPA but nothing great, the bitterness is a bit overwhelming.
BobbyAnalog (289) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, citrus heavy nose with a sweeping, effervescent hop fervor. It’s a good intermediate IPA, when you don’t feel like trudging through a murky abyss of joyous - but steep - hopiness. A pretty good summertime brew with kick. Lots of points for Ninkasi on this one.
WheatKing (972) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours gold with white head. Nose is orange, caramel, grassy. Flavour is more orange than anything, with more dry hop grassiness. A bit thinner and drier than expected at the finish. Good stuff, but to me nothing remarkable as it was to many raters, could just be that I try a lot of this style being in the PNW.
kaser (1756) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange pour from 22oz. White fluffy head. Bitter apricot floral and citrus notes. Slight malty backbone. Good beer
Salmoniform (73) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What can I say? Hoppy, Hoppy, Hoppy! This is definitely brewed to be consumed during the heat of summer. As the label implies: find a nice shade tree, pop the cap, & enjoy the summer. Drink fresh!