BrewDad (4506) - Olympia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops aroma and flavor. This was a super Impy IPA. - Great Job Eric
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a semi-clear dark amber with a small dirty white head, and some lacing.
smell is of sweet malt, caramel, some citrus, a bit floral, and some fruit.
taste is of caramel, citrus, hops, some malt, some grain, and nuts. ends a little dry and somewhat bitter.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big crystal malt profile caramel toast iced tea. Some grapefruit and peppery hop notes. Pours amber great creamt head nive lace. Flavors of caramel toast iced tea ligjt citrus pepper and bittering hops. Creamy texture. Almost might be a touch of butter in there. Too much crystal malt profile for my liking. "Meh" (Jon, 2009).
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Poured a nice glowing orange with a nice white cap, not much lacing going on
S: Honey, nuts, tropical fruit and orange peel
T: Crystal and Vienna malts immediately and very apparent. There is an immediate orange peel note with nuts, honey and a dash of tropical fruit. The booze is well masked and there is a bitter finish
M: Medium body, taste fades, body becomes a bit thin and the Crystal malt become obnoxious. This is somewhat the same trait I find in Deschutes beers since a big base malt is Crystal and Pale malt in their Pale’s and IPA’s.
O: Not bad but considering the sheer amount of high quality IIPA’s flooding the market I have to say it would be hard to come back to this one
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Appearance: Pours a dark golden honey color with a nice white head. Aroma: Grassy hops upfront with a slight citrusy aroma coming through. Taste: Fruity hops coming to the tongue first, the label says pear and I agree. Finishing with caramel malt. Palate: Dry with no hints of the 9% alcohol, slightly metallic on the edges of the tongue at the end.