Reid (2138) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok beer bought while camping near Newport,OR.
Comes in the usual plain brown Pelican bomber.
Very nice looking ale when poured, its slighly darker than the usual IPA..almost amber with a huge creamy/frothy off white head
Wonderful spicy hppy aroma.Very pungent but extra fresh.
Mm this is a "hop heads"IPA..very strong Cascade hop presence..though there is a noticable malty background..but really its hops,hops, hops on this baby.
Very nice and smooth on the palate,nice warm after taste.
Nice and drinkable especiually after drinking "swill".
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber with a tall white head. Lots of citrus hop aroma. Taste was well balanced with a tons of bitterness toward the end and a faint hint of grapefruit in the finish. A good smooth IPA.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the drift inn in yachats. lychee and grapefruit and anzac biscuit aroma. quite tangy, orange rind, and quite bitter, a real textbook ipa
vanvenlo (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2004
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2005 7 May 2004 - Sampled 2004AIBA - Passionfruit and hops galour aroma. Cloudy amber colour, small head and lacing. Lacks malt depth or character. Too bitter for me but I guess this is an IPA so this is what you’d expect. Stick to the tongue hops that I don’t like. It seems that this is a beer that polarises opinion, like Orval. You either love it or rate it lower.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 Clear pale orange color with a good head and lacing. Nice citrus/floral nose. Nice grapefruit/pine notes in the bitterness. Finish is dry. NIce IPA
From the bottle 7 months later. Great color, aroma, and flavor! It holds up like a champ. More of a lingering bitterness than I remembered. Good IPA.
mjbennett (3) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big hop monster of a beer 70+ IBUs. It’s got a great malty sweetness and a wonderful (classic PNW) Cascade/Centennial hop flavor and aroma. The hops do tend to coat your tongue though.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light cherry gold color, crimson edges if you will, lots of sticky lacing & good head retention. The aroma is full of fresh grapefruit & floral cascade hoppy notes; very fresh. The flavor has a nice piney mouthfeel like hop juice & a nice granola sweet malt finish. Well balanced, good body, good IPA.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden brown with a tight head. Fruity aroma full of cascade hops. Fruity citric hop flavor leads into a bready mlat body. Finishes with a big floral hop flavor and a nice bitterness. Very nice, well balanced IPA
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Tap@The Drift Inn, Yachats, Oregon. Really great IPA. Super lychee/grapefruit/pine, very decent bitterness to complement the rich flavour, yummy!!
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 Brilliant copper body and snow-white head. Nice aroma and flavor of grapefruit, spruce and pine. Intense, palate-wrecking quality bitterness. Hops overpower a bit, but take you for a fun ride.