Stevesie (336) - - JAN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice copper, with small head and decent lacing. I have found this beer to be inconsistent--possibly because of age. On a good day, it is well-balanced and hop heavy--piney, maybe even pinon. On a bad day, only the elevated ABV is a positive.
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly copper golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is light and bready. Flavor...BOOM. Columbus hops. Not what I expected. Fruity sweetness in the backhand. Tastes sort of as if Magic Hat #9 got a bit hoppier. Maybe with a dash of grapefruit. Very solid.
wlajwl (5499) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is toffee-like malts and a hint of crisp hops. The flavor is toffee/caramel, fruit and a long citrus finish. Drinkable but kind of low on the hops.
Theydon_Bois (16226) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Seattle Taproom (Sea-Tac Airport) - 09/11/12.
Very lightly hazed mid amber with a thin off white head, lively carbonation evident (Great - Not!).
Nose is light caramel malt, touch of citrus, a little hoppage, a pretty muted nose all told.
Taste is caramel malt, some hop bitterness, a little candied sugar, citrus notes, light floral tones.
Medium bodied with prickly carbonation (badly done IPA!) leading to a bitter finish.
Below par stuff - not recommended.
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent gold with a thin, white head that fades. Excellent lacing. Balanced aroma. Light, minimally effervescent mouthfeel. Mildly hoppy taste. An approachable IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at SEATAC Seattle Taproom. Mellow hop aromas but intense hop bitterness and matching flavor. Supporting maltiness. Medium body, nice lasting white head with fine bubbles. A nice welcome upon arriving in Seattle.
Reynolds314 (3252) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Your standard aight IPA. Its got decent bitterness and a grassy lightly citrus hop with decent bittering. Nothing to write home about.
Finhead (1556) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear golden pour with a white head. The aroma has pine and some spicy hops. It has a medium body with an oily texture and lively carbonation. The taste is very bitter with a long finish.
smaynard6000 (937) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours golden with foamy white head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Bitter hoppy flavor. Long bitter finish. Not bad.
mallons72 (205) - livonia, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an excellent ipa. Perfect hops. Floral grapefruit. Not too harsh. Very smooth for a high ipa.