crackedmachine (478) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with a thick and foamy light-beige head. Aroma of piny hops, grain, slight hint of booze. Flavor is initially sweet and fruity, becoming more of a crisp, lightly sweet pils with extra bitterness. Bitter, slightly boozy finish. This might have been nice as a lighter-bodied alternative to the usual hoppy ales, but at 7 percent itís no more sessionable than a standard IPA.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can at home - Pours way darker then one would expect, red with an off white head. Sweet pine a little woody and some booze. Sweet upfront and sticky bitter in the back leaving a oily pine coating on the tongue, sort of unbalanced? I really thought this was going to be a refreshing hoppy lager but instead a sweet red that just kind of weird.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Neat beer from Dave. Aroma of piney hop and skunky pils. Pours deep bronze with a pretty big head. Taste is primarily bohemian pils with a metallic malt, skunky hop, and a nice pilsner yeast finish. Basically a hoppier pilsner urquell. I kind of like it but wish it were hoppier.
Prufrockstar (1851) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can, seeking the strong lager style. Pours crystal clear copper with big rocky head. Very attractive. Aroma: biscuit, grass, some citrus, somewhat herbal, cracker. Taste: reasonably sweet, lightly bitter finish. Hop presence not as pronounced, either in flavor or bitterness, as I would have expected from the name. Wait ... Give it enough time and the bitterness creeps in and grows. Caramel sweetness. Light-medium body. Overall: Iím confused by this whole ipl classification Iíve seen around. Iím sure one of these days Iíll have one that nails it and it will all become clear.
Alphadelic (2098) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Surprisingly dark. The nose is a little woody, a little grainy. In the mouth it is weirdly sweet and sugary with an oily texture. Some strange fruity flavor too. I really cannot say I am much of a fan. Glad I only bought one.
douglas88 (8090) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can. The name of this beer changed. Anyway, pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of caramel and citrus hops. The flavor is malty, clean, crisp lemon and orange peel, a bit of dusty caramel. Good beer. Quite bitter at times.
maxwelldeux (4309) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught. Pours a clear dark amber color with a moderate white head on it. Nose has NO smell whatsoever - I tried smelling this beer for a while, and could not get anything, even after it had warmed some. Taste was a bit bitter, though it finished like a standard lager. Pretty unremarkable, to me.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap, pours a lovely amber gold with a thick tan head that laces well. Nose is light but pleasant, malts, yeast, hints of grapefruit and pine. Very pleasant bitter/dry attack with a nice balanced malt, hop note. clean crisp finish.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Duck Island Saloon. Clear orange pour with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, malt and yeast. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, earthy hops and yeast. The finish is grainy malt up front with an earthy yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
after4ever (7400) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at NCBC. Pours a hazy dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Lots of sheeting lace. Mild toast and caramel nose with some crackers and a tiny bit of mint in the background. Creamy medium body with lively carb, very firm and dimensional. Toast, nuts, crackers, grass, and mint on the mid palate with a savory finish.