CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange pour, wispy white head with moderate retention and good lacing. Aroma is biscuity with distinctive spicy notes, oregano and Bolognese sauce. Sweet malt dominates the flavour initially before giving way to spicy hops, then a long spicy finish dominated by oregano and pepper notes. Full body, balanced carbo. Good.
smprochak (23) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth and lots of flavor. The color of this beer looked great too. One of the best IPA’s I’ve tasted.
kramer (4995) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a slightly hazy orangish gold body with a nice one inch foamy off-white head that showed nice retention. The nose is laced with floral hops with a bit of a citrus note over a lightly toasty and caramel malt base. The flavor is fairly bright, the hops are more floral and perfumy tasting than I was expecting for a West Coaster. There’s a bit of an orange rind oil bitterness to it as well, especially on the finish. Much more of a "balanced" IPA than I was expecting. Toasty and on the drier side as far as the malt goes, but this does have a little sweetness on the back end. Medium bodied with a lingering moderately bitter finish and soft fizzy carbonation. This was OK, but it was a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for something a bit more aggressive than this.
maxa9 (27) - , Washington, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber, in a snifter. Murky orange with medium head. Faint lacing. Flavors are raisin, citrus. Medium but pleasing palate. Bitter finish. Solid beer.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
citrusy aroma followed by a bitter finish. poured with a dark orange hue and a notable lacy head.
GJF (1250) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Hazy orange with a fluffy white head that lingers. Sweet aroma. Very creamy body with orange and pine flavors; dry, hoppy finish. Well done straightahead west coast ipa.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet aroma, though hop forward. Golden amber, spongy white head. Juicy hop character, very good ipa, full of body and character, dammit this is good.
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber,small beige head.Big grapefruit hop nose.Grapefruit hop profile with medium bitterness in finish.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light copper with a thin head, not much lacing. Pine, fruit, and bread on the nose. Semi-sweet with a moderate (for an IPA from the PNW) bitter finish. Relatively light palate for the style. Pretty good brew, I drink it all the time at Bombs Away Cafe.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks sebletitje for the share. Pours hazy straw yellow with a nise white head. Nose is grapefruit, apricot, loquat, and sweet light fruit. Flavor is caramel, malt, lots of citrus hops, apricot, and sweetness. Finishes malty and sweet with a medium- light mouthfeel. Enjoyable.