DP27FW (1) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Simply the best IPA the NW has to offer. Very bitter, cutting hops with a strong floral nose. Medium to full body and a subtle malty finish to go with the lingering hops.
maximusrex (5) - USA - OCT 14, 2009 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great example of a NW IPA. Full bodied that almost tastes like a double IPA.
unclemattie (3734) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2009 light amber, beautiful lacing on the glass. spicy florals, sweet bitters. medium bodied. Sweet malt finish. contrary to most other IPAs.
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 On draft right at the brewpub, and this was pretty much as good as it gets. I like Stone’s IPA so darn much, and this is right there with Stone’s. I think being straight from the tap helps the ratings of great beers.
filtersweep (5) - USA - MAR 16, 2007 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pours a deep, rich gold with thick head. Hop aroma is off the charts; like I just stuck my face in a bale of wet hops. Incredible. Sweet/bitter balance is robust and impeccable, as well as accompanies a full body. Lots of citrus here with notes of pine. Easily my favorite IPA at the moment and the one I recommend the strongest.
jstraw (1696) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Orange-gold with big, foamy, white head / Mellow but bright nose of soap, citrus, citrus, and spun sugar / Medium body, moderately sweet with good biting hops, thus fine balance, and long, bitter finish / Flavors of orange, grapefruit, spun sugar, cut pine, rose petals, soap, and bubblegum / Not a knock-your-socks-off monster, just a stylish and superbly balanced ipa.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My wife and I both throught this was the best IPA we had on our trip to Oregon. We had this at the Pelican on a beautiful afternoon at the beach.
Wonderful hazy orange appearance with a decent head. Serving temperature was just right. An exceptional grapefruit smell that matched the wonderful hoppy taste. Hop taste lasts throughout, but also a distinct malteness. I could drink this beer all day. Unfortunately I didn’t have any room left to bring some bombers back to Atlanta.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
AMAZING hoppy-sweet aroma that’s exactly what I think a hop-infused West Coast US beer should be. The flavor is bitingly bitter and absolutely wonderful. It smacks you upside the head in a well-rounded and pleasant way. Its finish is sweet and gentle. I loved it!
Aubrey (3347) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2005 Clear and golden with a creamy head. Very inviting nose -- hoppy, with a little yeast. Rich texture. Malts exuded with cookies and bread dough. Hops were very aromatic; notes of wafty flowers, spices, fresh-cut grass, and citrus (sweet orange and zippy lemon). Tremendous balance. Mouthwatering IPA. One of the best out there. Seriously.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Now this is how an IPA should be! Beautiful fluffy pour with tons of lacing. A cascade aroma you could sniff all day - herbs, pine and grass are abundant. Very tangy hop bite grabs and takes hold of you, starts fairly fruity but ends spicy and tingly. Hops leave a nice, resinous, pine cone residual. Definately a winner. Thanks to Derek Arent for the brew.