willisread (2212) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from MItsuya’s. Pours a clear gold with a medium-sized white head. Clean and crisp nose with grapefruit, papaya and light mango with some pine resin. Medium to light body with nice carbonation. Super drinkable and thirst-quenching. Good bitter and dry finish that leaves some fruit on the palate. Another great IPA from SE.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4348) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Beer Cats. Hopvine IPA 6.1% made with Columbus, Chinook & Citra hops, continues the winning streak Schooner Exact is on - I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every canned IPA of theirs I’ve had. The beautiful can helps boost my enjoyment too.
The aroma on this is terrific, full of huge aromatic fruit & pine notes. The deep copper color is a beauty and it has a massive head of beige foam that lingers before leaving tons of lacing behind.
Medium-light bodied with a slightly raspy mouthfeel & a semi-dry finish that gives it a bit of a bite.
The taste has just enough malt sweetness to support the oodles & oodles of hops. Pine, citrus, passionfruit, prickly pear, this is one flavorful IPA.
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BevX360, Bellingham
Hazy light amber color with medium sized head. Fruity aroma, mellow, peachy with a touch of tropical fruit. Off-dry mouthfeel, but smooth; it has a delicate toffee-malt backbone, a bit crackery, the right canvas for a hoppy beer; correct bitterness level, with a reasonable portion of hop fruitiness and some hop resins.
Fresh and drinkable; the beer I like to drink.
Crit (3775) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden amber,lasting beige head.Big piney,musty, spicy hop nose.Palate of soft malt,musty grapefruit hops.Dry, long bitter finish. Very nice !!
maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a rather thick off-white head on there. Nose is very hop forward, which I like, and has some floral and piney notes coming off it. Taste is pleasantly bitter, though just a tad heavy for me. Nice IPA, though.
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber from Elise. Pretty solid West Coast IPA, dances a little into the new school with the Citra. This doesn’t smash you over the head with hops, but they are certainly present. Toasty, biscuity malt backdrop, touches of caramel, resin. Really enjoyable IPA, well crafted.
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the most memorable Schooner Exact beers to date. Bronze body, firm head with several millimeters of carbonation. Lovely piney nose. Touch of citrus with a clean resin to it--quite entrancing. The body speaks of pine and modest citrus with some bite to it. Watery mouthfeel, but quenching. Juicy orange finish.
desurfer (1278) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. They listed it @ 6.0%. Hoppier than the 3 Grid with less of a hop-malt balance. Very good.
ACHops (1286) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Schooner. This has transitioned to a yearly seasonal, no longer just for Hopvine Pub. Listed here as 6.1% abv. Probably should be a new listing, but I’ll put it here. Pours bright golden amber with thin lacey white head. Aroma is mild, slightly nutty pale malt, with fresh floral and citrusy hops. Taste is light crisp caramel malt, with big fresh hops - nice earthy, bitter grapefruit notes. Aggressively hopped such that it’s almost a fresh hop IPA. Nice changeup from the 3 Grid - not necessarily hoppier, just fresher hop notes.
Hanuta06 (440) - Washington, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2016 The beer I tried was not called "15th Anniversary;" merely Hopvine IPA.
Serving: from tap at Schooner Exact Tap Room.
Aroma: moderate pine hop.
Appearance: small, frothy, off-white, initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-yellow body.
Taste: lightly bitter initial flavor and lightly bitter, grapefruit finish with average duration.
Palate: medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent. Great hoppy aroma but not overly bitter. Easy to drink