fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fred Mayer, Portland
Amber color, darker shade, bright, clean, with small head. Strangely, the aroma is cheesy. Lean mouthfeel, rather dry; the flavor is mostly caramel with a light bready and biscuity tone, lightly cheesy; strong bitterness but without the expected hop brightness, some resins are there though.
Because of the strong yeast and caramel character, this beer reminds a lot an ESB, with more hopping.
Weird but not bad. Unexpected.
maekchu (2687) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Caramel nose, with strong piney hops, weeds, herbs. Rich bright copper color with a thick, chunky head. Chewy caramel, hops slathered on with a trowel. Hops presence rises through mid palate and even final. Medium-heavy body, with a definite hop texture. Well, this is nearly a solid bar of hopped caramel. A bit much.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a great IPA. Some hops but more malts. Hopefully it was old because it wasn’t too great.
mjg74 (2788) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Roth’s. Deep copper in color upon pouring. Nose is a little bready with some sweet fruitiness. Strong grapefruit peel throughout. A little breadiness as well. Somewhat one dimensional. Strong grapefruit peel finish.
joelwhite (30) - - DEC 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting IPA malty flavor up front with a great hop finish. The smell is deceiving to the flavor. Good beer!
stevoj (2832) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can see why the ratings on this are all over the place. For hop heads, probably a delight. Unassuming aroma, with full on bitterness in the taste, some metallic, some soapy funk. One saving grace is a beautiful pour with nice thick head and lacing.
Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from tallboy to glass. Copper hue with creamy tan head that lingered. Suspended particles. Aroma is caramel, pine, yeast, citrus oil, grassy. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet followed by a nice hop bitterness that extends through the finish. Oxidation in the finish. Overall this is a decent beer, but is overly yeasty and oxidized. I’m not sure how old the can is (due to a lack of date), so it may be issues with age/handling rather than the brewing.
Sarlacc83 (1342) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 On tap.
A: Clear amber with a lingering white head.
N: Pine, biscuit, leafy, cracker, some caramel.
T: Hopped to hell. Huge early level boil. Slight malt. More bitterness.
M: Medium body. A touch oily.
O: Not a good IPA. Too many hops in the middle, not enough on the nose.
nealm759 (34) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight fruity nose, not much sweetness of malt.
Color is very dark amber almost brown
Taste is super bitter, not much distinction in hop flavor just bitter, little malt flavor to balance this hop beast.
Bitter lingers on the back of tongue for atleast a couple mins.
Lizardking3 (191) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Smells like a basic iPA. Tastes basic as well. This isn’t bad, but it’s easy to move on from this one.