sersdf (1018) - 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 (4828) - 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 (2873) - Boise, 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 (1402) - 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.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Lightly hazy blond color with a puffy white head, nice lacing and a good looking carbonation level for an IPA. The nose is super fresh and hoppy, lots of cascade and citrusy pine notes. Some grapefruit and small lime notes. The flavor is thinner, mostly the dry hops talking, which I like, with some light pale malt. The finish is thin with only a reminder of how much I liked the nose. A nose front beer, everything else is just going through the motions until the next sniff. Amazing though from where this comes from. I was expecting washington flavor and instead I get a heaping spoonful of San Diego Pale Ale. Yummy!
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle acquire in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Lots of small floaters. Aromas of citrus, pine, and apricots. Tastes of citrus, pine, and fruity. Medium bitter with a lighter sweet fruity balance.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Merritt Island Throwdown. Warm honeyed gold color with white frosty lacing. Melony, fruity: guava, mango mainly in the nose. Flavors are mellow and actually vanish quite fast finishing thin and therefore super-quaffable.