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 (3806) - 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 (1799) - 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 (1020) - 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 (4902) - 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 (1166) - 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 (3348) - Meridian, Idaho, 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 (1595) - 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.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy Oakes. Clear golden color with a very thin white head. Floral perfumy hop aroma, some wet grain notes. Lightly carbonated. Grainy taste, strong earthy hops comes on early and stay through the finish. Mildly peppery, but still a smooth-drinking IPA.