Beerdedone (2343) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a foamy white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and caramel. Flavor was bitter and hoppy with pale malts, citrus, pine, grapefruit and a hint of caramel with a long bitter finish.
swoopjones (4201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, orange amber pour. Fruity maltiness, orange rind in aroma. Medium bitterness, fruity, ok
Lazerlobe (10) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíd put this up against most WA IPAs for top regularly available IPA. It walks the fine line of exploding with hops without wrecking the palate. More citrus than floral with some lingering resin.
sea206 (3) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice amber color with a nice head as well. Pine, floral aroma, sweet, spicy hoppy middle and a bitter back. Pretty good, I will definitely pick up this bottle again. I picked up this 22 oz @ Whole Foods Seattle (Interbay) for $5.49. I drank half of this 22 oz, corked it, then drank the second half about 12 hours later, the carbonation and taste held up very well.
robforbes (1888) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a semi-cloudy amber with a small egg shell head, and a good lacing.
smell is of pine, citrus, some floral, hops, and malt in the back.
taste is crisp, hops, citrus, a touch of pine, and caramel. ends creamy and bitter.
kaser (1005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bomber. Dark orange and foamy pour. Citrus and apricot taste. Smooth hops. Very good beer
mages64 (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old Schoolhouse has become one of my favorite WA breweries this year. Ruud Awakening is one of the reasons why! Packed with great pine and slight citrus hop aroma, it has a fantastic malt body with nice bitterness and hop flavor. One of the best IPAs from WA state.
boozedude (1001) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy l;ight brown..aroma of malty caramel hopps, taste is similar with some grapefruit and cinnimon spice on the back end.. Has a bite on the end
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: November 14, 2012
Source: Mail Order, Letís Pour
Appearance: hazy orange, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet hop aroma, caramel and crystal sweetness, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: big hoppy flavor, lots of hops, robust bitterness, caramel malt adds a hint of balancing sweetness with a touch of fruityness, long earthy bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
reebtogi (3259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild pine and citrus. Taste is a bold citrus and piney hop bitterness with a moderate malty sweetness underneath. Medium bodied with modest carbonation. A potent, but nicely done IPA that is definitely recommended and will satisfy many a hardcore hop-head.