kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: cloudy orange, wispy white head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with a lot of fruity character, pine and mango,
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, crystal sweetness bring out the fruity hops, light balancing bitterness grows into a long bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ouncer--Poured a murky golden-orange body with a whitish small head. Citrus, caramel, dull nose. I really hoped this was better than it was. Disappointing.
theisti (3062) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber purchased at the Safeway in Sequim, Washington. Pour is a very cloudy golden orange with a nice off white head. Can see residual hop dust hanging in glass, a preview of what is to come! Aroma is strong hop - resin, floral, citrus - a lot of fresh hop aroma going on. Taste is the hoppiness featured in the nose, and also introduces a nice malt backbone. Very fresh hop tasting. Palate is a bit on the thin side, though this really brings the hops to the forefront, which I am sure was the intention. Nice beer.
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle from irishboy)honestly it really just reminds me of the 3x hop i had the other day.maybe just a bit lighter.although still pretty solid.
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at hopvine in seattle. this was great and really well balanced. not the hoppiest thing ever, but strong floral notes and a pretty well rounded palate. the nose was fairly standard NW hops variety. orange hued, minor head
presario (4521) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Did not see anything about being bottle conditioned! Huge sea of yeast chunks in cloudy orange-yellow beer. Aroma and taste of grapefruit, lots of grapefruit. Light malt.
tiffanya (45) - Federal Way, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flavorful. Hoppy flavors of resinous pine–cedar and grapefruit–citrus. Slightly lingering bitter finish. Perfect slightly sweet, yet hoppy, easy-drinking IPA for a hot summer day.
19Ei8hty (1132) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great hop presence on the nose - pale cloudy body. Sweet caramel and crystal maltiness with a really great Cascade hop presence. Light grapefruit citrus and very mildly resious. Has a lot going for it - but overall is a little too thin to be a great NW IPA.
jake65 (2509) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Slight haze in this golden orange pour. Large, creamy beige head and nice lacing. Nose is fantastic with tons of citrus, bright hops, grapefruit, and light caramel malts. Tastes a bit lost in translation from the awesome aroma. Citrus and florals compete with a soapy ending. Finished a bit brash. Damn, if it would have tasted more like the smell... Thanks Jordan!
trevor211 (1297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noticed right off that there is a *ton* of sediment in this bottle. Pours an extremely light honey color with a tiny head that disappears quickly. Good, balanced aroma of predominantly hops, but malts as well - sweet and mild. Definitely not a big IPA, but a great flavor nonetheless. Goes down extremely smooth if not a little watery, great mouthfeel - not much carbonation. Tastes a bit like a good cask conditioned IPA on draft. Notes of hops, honey, light and sweet malts, grapefruit and apricot. Not something that wows me, but entirely enjoyable.