gramity (1277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
OK IPA that seems to have an English-style slant. Lots of caramel (way too much, IMO) and a bit of toast/roast. Hops are subdued, yet pleasantly grassy and floral. Bread-crust-like bitterness. Not bad, but it doesn’t hold my attention.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured a nice amber with a light khaki head. aroma citrus hops with malt, caramel, doughy. flavor this kind of surprised me me the hops were muted had a bid malt presence, kind of reminded me of a barleywine. over all not a bad beer
uvajed (171) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subdued for an IPA but pretty good. Nose of hops and a hint of citrus, taste is hoppy but not very bitter. No other flavors really jump out at me. Proof I like this: I bought 6-packs 4 different times in the span of a month. (Caveat: it was marked as being on sale for $7.99 but ringing up at $5 even at the grocery store, so re-buys were an easy call. At $8.99 now I’ll try something else.)
SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured an orange with white fluffy head. Aroma is light hops. Taste is nice gritty hops.
maekchu (1693) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a Safeway store in PDX. Light citrus and earthy nose. Copper/orange color, and a solid one-finger rocky head. Moderate citrus and pine initial / small hop burn in mid / kind of a hop sooty finish. Medium heavy body. Good enough. Flavors don’t develop much, but the hop and body are certainly substantial. A bit crude, but very drinkable.
douglas88 (5471) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy copper color with a large white head, A big mostly malty nose with biscuit, caramel and light oranges. Mellow clean flavor of fruity hops, earthy malts, caramel, low bitterness, melon. Decent brew. Was 2.99 for a bomber at Whole Foods. Not bad.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Pretty malty base and medium hops. Average. I expected more from the namesake brewer of one of the best beer towns in the country.
kaser (2029) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter and boring. Can't say anything good or bad about this. Had this on draft at Pyramid Brewery by Safeco field.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light citrusy aroma with a bit of malt. Light flavour, citrus and floral. Finish has a bit of soap which brings it down. Good mouthfeel
improvjock (313) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish amber with light off-white head. Aroma of floral hops. Flavor is mainly hops, and pretty bitter, more bitter than I expected. Not bad, but there is not much to it.