VastActiv (5670) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pike Brewing, Seattle. Colour is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, crispiness, some grape, hops and malts.
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Toffee sweet malts, light floral and earthy hops, and light bitterness. Blech.
furthur (903) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler, golden Amber little head, good lacing. Aroma malt, spruce and fruit. Taste spruce and lychee, some pineapple, hops bitter finish. Palate smooth, carbonation good.
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aside: I was presented with my original bottle of this nearly 20 years back by Mr. Belmont. I didn’t drink craft beer at the time and left it on my office shelf as a momento. Poor decision. Good label and logo on the bomber. Hazy, maplewood or caramel colored brew. Aroma is malt forward, a little honeyish, a little vanilla and toffee up front with a sprucey hoppiness and slightly toasted tones following. Pleasant. Drier than it smells, vanilla tones on the lips, some slight tin, almost-juniper tones towards the back. A little wood, a little toast, enough hops to keep you interested, but not enough to put you in the hospital. Medium heavy mouthfeel. Woody, dry toffee finish. Enjoyable. Habersham’s Beverage Warehouse, Abercorn, Savannah. On fire sale - $2/bomber, what a deal!
beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice head on this pour on tap in Seattle. Amber red. Not much for a nose. This beer is more on the maltier side. Well balanced.
slowrunner77 (10112) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice IPA and one of their better brews. citrusy and floral hop aroma and taste, but not overdone...not that i’d mind that...but this one is balanced nicely. not enough there to be a phenomenal beer, but a solid IPA by any standard."
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Dark golden color, clear. More hop assertive than the other beers in the regular lineup. However, its too grassy for me. Bitter and grass flavor. Clean malt character, just wish hops were different, not my thang for the hops.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Pike’s. Clear golden orange pour with white foam. Fruity, jammy nose. Some peach and apricot, a fair amount of orange as well. Some caramel and a lot of bread. Flavor is a bit too sweet for me. Too much caramel and bready malt. Peach preserves and some orange marmalade. Some citrus peel and a bit of pine bitterness.
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper of color with a nice huge off white head. An aroma of pines, citrus, caramel, grapefruit, bitter and amlty. A flavor of hops, citrus, grapefruit, toffee, malt, bread and bitter.
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours light amber with an off-white head. Ridiculously foamy, took forever to pour. Aroma is crisp grapefruit, tangerine, peach. Really nice tropical-edged fruitiness. Pine, hint of caramel and toast, yeast. Taste is grapefruit, peach, white grape, a bit of alcohol, some pine, malt, medium+ resinous mouth coating bitterness. Medium body, a little watery, foamy overly carbonated.