commonmac (985) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap pour at Tilt in Portland. Pint glass. Golden with orange hues. Aroma is heavy on hops with citrus characteristics. Kind of a standard IPA but itís enjoyable. Taste has plenty of bitterness but itís offset well by citrus and a little sweetness. Mouthfeel has a bit of oily nature. Aftertaste emphasizes the hoppy side of things. Drinkable with a just above session quality to it. Ninkasi delivers another successful effort.
poisoneddwarf (2211) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bought at Super 1, rated on paper a couple nights ago in my cabin at Lolo Hot Springs. Aroma is strong citrus, lesser floral notes. Pours hazy golden with an off-white lacy head with excellent retention. Tastes pretty old--couldnít find a date. Medium-high bitterness. Not good. I can tell this would be really tasty fresh so Iíll give some benefit of the doubt.
lightbias (437) - USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I choose my tulip glass from the case, crack the cap and lean into the neck. The aroma is bright, and I donít want to wait to get a good draw on it. I pour a light amber beer into the glass, the head growing quickly under the flow, and rising into a thick, bright white depth, about an inch deep.
The aroma is bright, refreshing, sunshiny and full of grapefruit and tangerine, some spruce creeps in on the back end of my deep breath and tightens it all up into a very nice experience.
The first draw on the glass proves the point that my olfactory senses are trying to make, this is delicious. Itís light, clean, the flavor mirrors the aroma, and the heady sweetness of the malt is breaking down the bite of the hops. The carbonation is perfect, not too light, not overactive. The further I drink the more Iím convinced I am drinking a sure winner. Then Iím called away for a few minutes, and the experience heads south.
The carbonation takes a flying leap out the window in only a few minutes and is no longer there to buoy the fragrance or the flavor. It lies down and takes the great experience with it. The flavor is still there, but I have to look for it.
This time, I loved the beer right out of the bottle, but it doesnít hold up long. Drink this! Definitely drink it, but make sure you drink it fast.
UXO (1314) - CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with two fingers of fluffy off-white head, excellent retention and good lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus (mostly pithy grapefruit), tropical fruit (mango), pine, mild grass. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering mildly bitter finish. (4/5)
Quite nice - a bright and pleasant A/IPA with decent citrus and tropical fruits. Hop forward, with just enough malt to support. Brighter would be nice, sure, but Iím greedy that way. (16/20)
williamstome (1644) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow-gold pour, small white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel, flavor of caramel, citrus, mandarin orange... sweet. Delicious!
patricks110 (2376) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty delicious brew. Pours a light, clear gold with a steady stream of carbonation. The head is thick and sticky with tons of lacing. The aroma is fresh, fruity and tropical with almost no malts. Sweet mango and pineapple, light malt sweetness, a bit of floral notes. Nice bitter finish with a lingering metallic note. A bit offputting but a good brew overall.
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (22oz $6): Light golden with 2 finder head. Slightly toasted malts. Slightly sweet. Some fruity ness but the piney aftertaste was metallic which ruined it for me.
chriszfat (79) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light colored citrus aroma summer ipa. Lightly malty and mild to medium bitterness. Smells better than it tastes with less grapefruit and citrus flavor than expected. Not pleasant flavor.
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. Loads of mango, tropical fruits in the nose of this one. Really fruity, nice bitterness but some lingering sweetness. Nice enough.
J_man (890) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of floral and citrus hop aromas coming off a clear medium yellow body with a foamy white head. This really is a Summer IPA! More citrus and bitter pith in the taste along with a really nice crisp biscuity malt body with honey and sugar sweetness. Medium bodies but fairly easy drinking despite being a bit heavy for a summer ale. Long lasting delicious bitterness on the tongue. Great summer beer with lots of character.