fiulijn (16003) - 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.
bhensonb (12042) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at OBF. Pours amber brown with a slight beige head. Aroma is rather floral/citrus. Med body. Flavor is a bit roastier malt than expected, but there’s a lot of citrus and perhaps earthy hop. Hop burn! Finishes almost not dry and quite hoppy/bitter. Good.
3fourths (8480) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
caramel body. strange yeast and cheesecloth nose, dirty phenols and egg shell notes. acidic and sharp approach hints that it’s just hop acid but mid-palate and finish see an acidic continuation; harsh malt and possible infection. strange soggy mold flavor, which i’m growing tired of.
bb (7244) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with light tropical fruit. Pine and grapefruit lingers with light caramel and light tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with light earth, light caramel, and some citrus rind.
douglas88 (6837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Beermongers. Pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. The aroma was lots of fruity hops, light grain. The flavor though was a much bigger dry earthy grain mix, something a bit odd in there, caramel and candies, light hop bitterness. A bit odd though I can’t put my finger on it. Decent.
after4ever (6513) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at ncbc. Pours a murky dark amber with a loose tan head. Creamy medium body. Mild sweet nose. Pine and brown bread mid palate. Crisp resinous finish.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Cloudy amber, large frothy white head, fairly nice lacing.   Very sweet grapefruit nose, slight earth/soil in the background.   Pronounced earthiness right up front, rindish but not biting, a tad sweet to start, with the hops bringing up the rear.   All this time I get a musty basement/wet dirt background.   A little citrusy too.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Mild hop bitterness on the exit, enough sweetness to balance it out.   Could use less of that earthy/soily aspect tho.   Otherwise, pretty tasty.
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber color with ivory sheen. Pine, fruity, spicy, mild dank hop aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Citrusy, caramel flavors with a big drying bitter finish--super hoppy--not bad.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweeter caramel aroma, something seems a little off as well. Some hops- but they are generic hop smells. Perhaps a little pepper or earth. Pours amber, lasting head and lace. Sweet up front, caramel, a little sugar, some hop flavor, bitterness is medium, pepper earth, something a little weird there as well. Not as bad as it sounds, it was drinkable, but I guess I was expecting more. Stupid me. Fuck.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Light hops aroma with a malt backing that was light and sort of bready. This was a average IPA. Could be much better.