maekchu (2160) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Strong, barny, manure; floral notes behind that; peach; passion fruit. Flowers growing in the pasture. Hazy golden straw. Initial has some good light fruitiness; hops hide until mid palate, along with a bit of pepper; final balanced out; a slightly sticky hop burn aftertaste. Medium body and a bit sticky. Nicely done overall.
OldMrCrow (1841) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 Bottle from Whole Foods Roosevelt. 8/20/2012
I am SO glad Oakshire is now available in Washington State. This is a beautifully balanced IPA. Grapefruit and pineapple aroma, beautiful blend of those fruits with crystal malt in a perfect balance. Long finish is sweet and fruity with a hop snap instead of aggressively bitter (Stone Ruinition, Diamond Knot Industrial). Very easy drinking, 22 oz went down like no one’s business without a hint of the 7+% abv. I would have called it at very low sixes.
Very good -- maybe even great -- beer from a brewery that has the balance dialed in.
Bottle, revisit 9/8/2012.
Yep, this is a great beer. The 4.0 stands. (I need to implement my own Bayesian ranking system for revisits...)
Bottle from Last Drop, revisit 11/25/13. Listed at 6.7% ABV. Very much as above. Big lacing, clementine orange and mango aroma, remarkable white grapefruit flavors. Balanced almost mellow, and delicious.
jaydubbelu (14) - Monroe, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 poured into tulip. Nice pillowy off white on top of a coppery orange body. Nice lacing. Lots of bread and biscuit. Big floral hop flavor up front then mellowing to a long citrus puckered finish. Well balanced and tasty
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper color with a large fine head. Smell is very rye-y. A strong taste of rye with a hoppy finish. A nice full beer.
idedek (157) - USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
an aroma with grapefruit and hops. a medium body with grassy and biscuity flavors. The finish has a lovely sweetness with nice citrusy hops.
ration (1943) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
170712. Tap at brouwers, seattle. Pours clear golden with a small head. Aroma hops, some citrus. Frtuity hoppy taste with crystal malts. Medium bodied. Not Bad.
22415brewery (374) - redmond, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a big IPA that just barely misses the IIPA classification. Pours a Golden color with reddish copper highlights that glint here and there. Average white head. There’s a distinct pastry doughy, slightly sweet, cracker-like aroma that reminds me of pilsner malt followed by an herby light-ctirus aroma of northwest hops. Medium-light bodied, it carries through a sweet malt flavor that is not caramel. Hops are well-behaved and in restraint. Bitterness is very smooth with no carry-over. This is a clean-finishing beer. However it is more of a malt/hop balanced beer than a lot of other ipas from the same region.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours straw color with a finger head. Smell is piney, bit of citrus. Taste is grapefruit and bitter. Medium body. Good.
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piney nose characterized by bread and some caramel sweetness. Notes of peat, lemon zest, and light caramel on a toasty creamy malt backbone. Some bread character. Moderate citrus hop presence. A little oily with light floral notes. Lingering bitterness.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Hazy amber small white head. Aroma of bread, caramel and lightly floral. Flavor is toasty British malt with a medium hop bitternes. Medium body average carbonation. Just ok, could be an older bottle.