umich03jm (1333) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from trade with michaelinwa. Pours a very clear golden orange color with a nice frothy head that quickly fades. Big webbing on the glass. Spicy and citrus hop aroma with some malt as well. Taste is heavy on the citrus hops but not too much. Strong bitterness and very tingly spicy finish. Nice malt backbone as well. A really good IPA but a bit too citrusy for my liking. Love the spicy finish though.
Beerman6686 (3563) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a light orange color with a beige head. Aroma was of a moderate amount of citrusy hops, and some caramel malt. Flavor was similar, bitter hops, flavor seems to have faded a bit and made way for more of the malt to come through unfortunately.
joeneugs (2625) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours an orange color with a lasting, frothy off white head. The aroma is very strong with intense florals, grapefruit, pine and hints of caramel. The flavor is again, very floral with a good balance of grapefruit, flowers, pine and hints of caramel malt. Very bitter, almost woody finish. Maybe a bit heavy on the caramel malt, but the potent cascade character is very nice. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The aroma is really bright and fruity. A bit of lean malt and some bright hoppiness. Dry-hopped grassiness and a lingering bitterness. A nice bright fruitiness and a soft peppery flavour. Lovely.
dinkle50 (835) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour with a huge creamy head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is very strong of citrus. Mouth is creamy. Taste is slightly spicy with citrus, pine & a little sugar. Really nicely balanced. I could drink this on frequently.
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brought this back home from my trip to the OR coast. Pours a nice clear golden color with a nice frothy head. Scent is more of an English style IPA to me, grassy and hay scents as well as piney. Taste is a bit citrusy with herbal flavors. This is a very clean, refreshing IPA. Nicely done.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally, finally I get to try this beer. Brought home a bottle from Oregon. Did not disappoint, pours with a nice head that retains some lacing. Color is fairly clear bright orange. Aromas of pine and lemon. Flavors are a tour de force: it starts with lemons then moves to grapefruit, turns a little more sweet before finishing with a strong hop bite. Great full, creamy mouthfeel. Finish is long lasting. A masterful composition, a beer that straddles the border between IPA and DIPA
EdInSaltLake (450) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice fruity, spicy hop flavor and aroma. A lot of Cascade grapefruit/orange. Maybe a little leafy in the flavor? Nice light malt backbone: light bread; sweet, but not too much.
Maverick34 (1913) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled Orange pour, foamy head, floral hops aroma, citrus - a very nice example of the style. Well done.
reebtogi (3718) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bomber from Belmont Station in Portland, OR pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head with decent retention and leaving some decent lacing. Aroma is pine and grapefruit with some tropical fruit and caramel notes. Taste is a piney grapefruit hop bitterness with some tropical fruit and malty sweetness. Light to medium body with modest carbonation. A really nice IPA which is well balanced and tasty.