Beergeek23322 (2272) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Dark amber with a nice white head. Malt, citrus, pine and floral aromas. Bitter and refreshing all the way. Grapefruit, caramel, and hoppy flavors.
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Martin T tasting. Light haze on this gold beer, tidy off white head. Palate is light and a little dry. Light hoppy nose. Dry malt. Good bitter yellow grapefruit and pine hops. Touch of tropical fruits. Semi dry finish with a long bitter linger,
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
A coniferous hop cologne hovers atop this IPA’s slender biscuit-y malts, as honey-like undercurrents tag along the resinous bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the translucent golden.
-The mouthfeel is very smooth.
-This is not a hop bomb; it’s just a very well put together hop vehicle, and quenching too.
-Hops also share bark-like angles.
-A very pleasant surprise from an unknown brewer. Always a great moment!
mikem409 (1487) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours light orange with full white head. Big fresh hop aroma. Taste is slight sweet tea leave and honey
Brigadier (2985) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can
Thanks to the person who brought this to the Craft Beer Company in Clerkenwell for a tasting. I always like trying new West Coast style IPAs. While this is not the greatest it does put a new brewery on my radar.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated golden base shimmers like bright daylight. White head sits on top like chunks of melting ice. Spruce, pine, and bright citrus sweeten the air.
Flavor / Palate - The bright hops are the main star of a balanced approach to the style. It’s big and bold in the typical American style. The bitterness lingers like a long lasting sunset. I’d pick up a few more Oakshire beers on a trip out west based on this one.
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13 acquired from Beer Mongers PDX.
Lightly hazed pale golden with a thin off white head.
Nose is grapefruit, bitter orange, hops, mineral notes.
Taste comprises pine, grapefruit, hops, orange pith.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish.
A really tasty IPA.
maneliquor (3116) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ratebeer tasting at CBC. Pours clear yellow orange with a small white head which quickly disappears. Nose is heavy sweet citric fruits, heavy passion fruit. Sweet citrus surrounds the mouth. Light mango. Very quaffable stuff
vodka4blood (88) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mine was from a can - pretty sure it said 6.7%, not 7.1% - and its a really swell IPA. Local hops from a prime growing region results in this wonderful bitter aftertaste. I want a case of it for fishing this summer!!!
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy with a frothy top fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated transparent orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop and dough. The semi-dry mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of dry and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out of can a hazy golden with a creamy white head. Bright citrus and pine for aroma, bitter yet creamy mouthfeel. Easy drinking IPA.