mintzmeet (129) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2012 "malty backbone" "robust hop character". VERY flowery. Golden color. Nice non-bitter IPA.d. Light floral tones n a lil bit of honey, peach or cantaloupe.
Fatehunter (1064) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Hazing golden color, almost transparent, with minimal head.
Amazing smell. Complex. All sorts of citrus: lemon, grapefruit and orange. A muted honey. It is blended perfectly.
No doubt an IPA. Solid bitterness up front, melts away to a mild malt sweetness, quickly followed by lemon bitter.
Pretty crisp, still retains a soft texture though. Moderate carbonation.
The smell is the star of the show, good tasting but nothing special to look at.
Danyel (442) - Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chunky light orange, white head. Not much aroma. Tastes great, bitter, hoppy, slightly fruity. Very good.
BK7 (677) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bombers last summer and just tried it again on tap. A lighter, but still plenty hoppy, style India Pale Ale. Citrus and mild bitterness with malty caramel for balance. Crisp and refreshing. Pretty tasty.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, biscuit, and grapefruit. Flavor of orange, cantaloupe, marmalade, and biscuit.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A bland fruity IPA with an annoying solvent flavor. Meh.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh, 4 weeks after purchase, bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Many small particles in a clear shinning pale golden body topped by a small off-white head
In long: The ordinary hoppy nose feels a bit muted, far an explosion of freshness although the beer was relatively fresh. There was mostly aromas of dried light-color fruits. The taste is even less interesting. There was an annoying slovent flavor, bitter grapefruits, discreet white-bread-ish malts, hops oil, other citrus fruits, phenols. Oily bitter finish. This wasn’t a bad beer, but it wasn’t a fun IPA, not refreshing, not nourrishing, just some off flavors with bitterness. Well below average for the style, especially from a west-coast brewery. Not bad but no quite what I want from an IPA, especially a west-coast IPA. As Bill Clinton used to say when interviewing ugly new interns "Close, but no cigar".
Gription79 (2131) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle
Aroma: citrus,pine, spicy- all hops
Taste: huge hop presence- citrus, pine, floral, nice toast/bread malt,br>
This is one of the best Ninkasi beers that I have had. I enjoyed this more then their other IPAs.
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent bomber of 72 IBU, like a 1.5X IPA. Very flavourful citrus that is a bit of a palate shredder and a great hophead delivery. Above average mouthfeel, and good hop aroma. Great drinkability.
callmemickey (2084) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 A: Hazy golden peach body. Massive white frothy head. Good retention. Sheet like lacing.
S: Delicate grapefruit, orange and pineapple. Beautiful grassy hops. The grass notes are reminiscent of a fresh german pilsner hop profile. This beer is a tad on the older side of things, but still quite nice. Looking at past reviews it seems the citric notes have faded a little compared to fresh.
T: A nice assertively hopped up IPA. A bit of grass, pine, grapefruit and orange. Moderate bitterness for the flavor. Malt bill is a real clean lightly biscuity base. A good canvas for the flavor explosion.
M: Smooth creamy body. Moderate carbonation that works well with the grassy notes. Crisp refreshing finish.
O: Who can complain when a beer is named in honor of Iron Maiden, features artwork from Jerry Garcia’s daughter, and is made by a brewery that knows hop to make a good IPA. Oh, and rocking out to some Maiden doesn’t hurt the experience either.
chadje (170) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Country Side Pizza in Veneta, Or. A nice hoppy aroma with scents of grapefruit and a little orange. Brownish tan with a good head and lace. Sweet hoppy goodness, medium body and a nice bitter finish. A very good IPA.