CapFlu (5096) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Sampled at Peaks Brewpub in Port Angeles on February 22, 2008. Golden, mild carbonation with a thin, white head. Good orange nose. Great flavour, bitter, orange with a good malt balance.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy light orange/pale body with a medium sized white head. The nose is heavy with green apple, some tangerine and pithy orange. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately bitter with grapefruit, orange peel, apricot and light cotton candy. Medium body is a bit rough with moderate carbonation.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz Bomber - Gravity Room - Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice IPA aroma. Malt and subtle spices.
Appearance – Amber color, Nice head and very hazy and tons of sediment.
Flavor – This has a medium IPA flavor. The Hops where very weak and the malt was very thick. Too much sediment in this beer.
Palate – Weak Mouthfeel, lots of sediment in this finish. Ewwwww
Overall – The beer has a good flavor but the extra sediment in this beer was too much and it gave off a bad taste and Mouthfeel. .
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz, bottle, courtesy from BrewDad, Thanks.. Pours a nice hazy orange unfortunately thats about all it has going for it, nice and thin IPA with not as much hops as i expected, easy to drink easy to slam, not much going on with this one......
Suttree (5928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, thin beige head. Very piney, woodsy aroma. It’s a little on the thin side, which I actually like sometimes in a IPA. Hops completely overwhelm any malt characteristics, so it comes across as very bitter, very dry, almost astringent.
riversideAK (6049) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange color. Thin lasting head. Chunks of yeast and stuff. Aroma is and citrusy with some biscuity notes. Some grapefruit rind, lemon, mint, and straight funk. A hop forward beer. Not alot of malt. Very resiny and dry. A west coast styled IPA. There is a little bit of astringence here, and it is almost uncarbonated. Decent.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, cloudy particle-y golden with a high white head. Lemony/citrusy hop nose. Pale malt, lemon, grapefruit and resinous bitterness. A little pine and some vague fruitiness too. Didn’t pick up any caramel notes. Medium bodied with moderate to light carbonation. I couldn’t quite get into this one.
argo0 (12931) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(11/3/07, 22oz bottle, thanks artusory) Medium off-white head atop cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange, pine, light apricot. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/grassy, light apricot. Quite bitter. Medium body, light resin.
Ibrew2or3 (7997) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours clear copper with thin off white head. I smell a quick pulse of grapefruit hops before a mixture of buttered bread, caramel, toasty malts and ginger bread cookies join the aromatic fun. The taste starts both malty and bitter. I get roasted malts, toffee, bread, a hint of caramel along with grapefruit hop and some pine hop bitterness. The hop bitterness grows as the taste progresses and it becomes a bit watery too. Toward the finish roasty and caramelized maltiness try and compete with the hops but come up short in the end. This is a fairly malty IPA with nice interest and lingering grapefruit hop bitterness into the after taste.
3fourths (9016) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sharp pine hops in a nose otherwise dominated by yeast acetalhyde, giving it one of the most intense green apple aromas I’ve ever experienced. Thankfully you can actually taste some of the nice mandarin orange hop flavors along with the green apple and piney hop oil presence. On the palate it’s sharp and dry, with tart green apple (jolly rancher) and kiwi notes finishing it up.