AWISLguy (927) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sendiks in Brookfield. Pours a golden orange with an off-white head. Aroma has pine, citrus and caramel, with some honey. Taste is of pine, honey, grapefruit and other pitted fruits with a strong solid caramel base. Medium bodied. Finishes with some bittersweet solid length. Nice solid one.
brigg (474) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Reddish-orange amber, crystal clear, big off-white head. Sweet orange/grapefruit and floral aroma; pine. Medium body, oily texture. Floral pine flavor, resin, caramel, medium to heavy sweet, strong bitterness.
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber color. Very hoopy. Nothing special. Just one more overly hopped Northwest brew. Supposed to be homage to the late great Captain Cook. Cook would likely not have liked this beer, as most people in the 1760ís and 70ís would not have been drinking an IPA; the style was almost unheard of by the general public at that time. Sailors to India perhaps, but that would have ruled out Cook. Beautiful head though. (The beer, not Cook).
Landmonger (135) - USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, the beer looks very nice with a deep rich copper color, the head is white and nice lacing, the aroma is citrus, hoppy, tastes is the expected bitterness, some citrus, some malt, the mouth feel is very nice and a good warmth from the alcohol on the back end.
Mittenator (873) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Reno's East. Dark caramel with a medium head. Super malty and spicy hops.
jmm635 (806) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper colored With a long lasting white head. Great lacing. Aroma of sweet wort and fresh juicy hops. Flavor starts out bitter and finishes really sweet and smooth. Very drinkable!
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty decent IPA. Sweet and caramel flavored up front. Very bitter finish, lots of grapefruit to it and some herbalness for a nice complexity.
bigbish (479) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is another great beer from Sam Adams. Great body, massive aroma. Good balanced flavor with a hop kick. Good stuff.
EithCubes (4414) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Nose of earthy, lightly woody, lightly herbal hops, some citrus there but only as an accent and about on part with the spicy element. Deeply clouded amber with a rocky tannish head. Super soft and slightly airy feel in the mouth, light-medium bitterness matching the level of sweetness, tons of earth with light wood and toffee, fruit running all along the background but mostly contenting itself with a supporting role. Medium body surprisingly malt-forward, with a great depth of complexity there; hops with the spice and faint dough are merely pulling their IPA weight. Approaching a general state of enlightenment. Great idea for a beer!
RobertDale (2617) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of malt, florals, and pine. Taste is caramel malt, florals, grapefruit, and pine. Nice.