NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2002
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unnesasarily bitter, hoppy . . . maybe, but the sour taste is upsetting. Kind of a dead pinnaple, semi-sweetness there, but not enough to clean the pallete, as that bitter flavor just lingers endlessly, and itís not pleasing. Looks fine, heads well, but then tastes unpalletably bitter, (and not the good kind). I think I like this IPA even less than the Full Sail. The only hint of aroma hops I get it when I burp up the stomach gas. Oh well, thank god there is Bridgeport, Stoneís, and Martime IPAís. I think this IPA has recieved too much praise, itís not that great.
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #1147 8 oz at Beer Revolution, July 4, 2014. Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hops, roasted malt, and is quite earthy. Taste is more of the same, dry hops and roast malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of caramel. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Pretty average.
CacheManyHose (446) - HONG KONG - SEP 25, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chingyi's after Momotaro. Smells of musty malt, dry, lightly spicy and woody. Taste is light spice, dry, woody, fluffy, light floral hop.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Seattle airport. Not bad as an emergency IPA. Crystal malts and floral hops, tannic finish with some raisin booze
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good IPA. Slightly sweet malt bill. Hops are more pine oriented. Sufficient bitterness.
commonmac (762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the Alehouse right next to Safeco. Beer garden plastic cup. Deep orange in color...maybe a hint of copper. Minor white head. Aroma is relatively mild. Hops at the forefront with a bitter, grassy middle and end. Maybe a hint of sweetness. Like most of their offerings itís very tame and forgettable. Cool location though.
airrick2003 (757) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: pours with a small beige head, the beer is a hazy golden bronze color
Aroma: malt creaminess, slight hop grass, lemon
Taste: bitter, grain, lemon,
Palate: bitter aftertaste, lively carbonation, medium mouthfeel
Overall: not a bad beer but nothing that special, pretty much a bitter beer with out much complexity
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
joelwhite (32) - - DEC 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great cheap ipa with a high dollar taste! Good balance of malt and hop! Great beer for the price!
slowrunner77 (7873) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"i remember having a really good imperial ipa from Pyramid once, but it must have been based on a different IPA than this one...this is the budweiser of IPAís. anything but inspired. less aroma and flavor than one would expect."
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on Amtrak October 5th, 2014. Aroma of sap, citrus, caramel. Taste is bittersweet. Effervescent and dry finish.
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery amber color with very fine cream colored head. Aroma is floral and "beery." Flavor is caramelly with floral notes, followed by really strong herbal bitterness. Tastes good, but too long of a bitter finish for me.