hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle purchased at the Market of Choice in Ashland, CA this poured a very attractive copper color with a robust white head and very sticky lacing rings. Nose is of caramel malts with some floral and citrus hop aromas. Mouthfeel slick and smooth. The flavor is tasty with malts and hops in good balance. The finish is dry and lightly bitter. This is a very easy drinking and delightful APA.
greenhorn1 (773) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours copper with a thick head. A funky flowery nose. Flavor is a little off, mainly malt overpowering any hop presence. There is a slight bitterness in the finish. I am dissapointed with this one, Ninkasi can do much better.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft yet abundant floral aroma, very suggestively summery with some dry biscuit malt notes. . Clear light gold, strong and tall white head, sticky lacing. Little soapy, but overall very tasty and seasonally appropriate all around. Moderate in body, nice crisp hop zest in the finish, tasty in my glass at the computer, but still drinks fine out of the bottle around a campfire. Orange finish, another hint of soap that needs to be mentioned even though it wasnít anything negative to my experience which is surprising.
19Ei8hty (1132) - Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strange medicinal nose that is overpowering. Thin to moderate maltiness characterized by some light toffee sweetness. Sharp hop astringency without any good hop character.
bvc (1138) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint draft at Hudson Public House. Pours a hazy toffee/amber brown color with a small off white head. Nose is bready malt with some grassy hops and a faint butter aroma. Some hop, some citrus, mostly malt and all ruined by Diacetyl, albeit somewhat subdued . Too bad this pint was infected, I will probably pick up a bomber and see if I have better luck. Possible re-rate.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice malty nose is accompanied by peppery floral hops as well. Pours hazy amber with a fluffy head. The flavor starts with a nice dose of malt, lightly sweet, bread and a touch of toast/caramel and then a really nice blast of floral peppery hops that clean out the finish. Very nice drinking and sessionable, I can see this going with every kind of food.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A beautiful ale in a glass. This rich dark amber that is a hint of reddish. Very nice sweet malt body, that isnít too big or overpowering. Ends with a crisp hop finish. A nice summer ale that is flavorful and darker.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy tan-amber with fluffy head. Wonderful, fresh onslaught of Liberty hops, floral and delightfully bitter bouquet. Solid barley backbone allows you to appreciate the fleshed out floral and bitter profile of the Liberty hops. Strong, but pleasant, clean bitter finish.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured red orange with medium white head. Full aroma of flowers, citrus and hop. Very hoppy flavour, more like an IPA than a pale. More citrus and ín bietjie spice. Lasting hoppy finish.
This was more like an IPA than an American pale.
Reid (1785) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Im not sure If I got a strange bottle but my one pours a hazy dark orange with a very slight white head,.
Aroma pleasing scent of hops..grassy, some maltiness in the back.
Taste? hops first mid-bitter lemomy, then some sweet baked apple pie flavour , brown sugar and again the hops appear at the end to lend a long lasting finish.
Ok on the palate..loved the after taste of hops.
Overall an unusual beer ,I liked it but couldnt see me drinking more than one in a sitting.