Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber from Market of Choice. Hazy orange pour with a big, thick white head. Nose was hefty with caramel malt with a bit of citrus fruit tossed in. Flavor much the same, a little too overbalanced towards the maltiness for me, and the hops seemed far too muted for the style. Mediocre offering, a huge disappointment after their tasty fresh hop brew.
brianprentiss (670) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice smelling and looking beer, but looks, and apparently smells can be deceiving. Pretty coarse and unbalanced in its bitterness. Nothing special here.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Poured cloudy orange with thick foamy white head. Lots of lacing. Faint piney and citrusy head. Rather weak flavour, not full like an IPA. Flavour not unpleasant, just not enough of it. Weak finish.
chadje (176) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with a white head. Pretty decent IPA overall, not a fan of the initial malts up front, enjoyed the citrusy grapefruit hops at the end.
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in a 22. A pretty goo brew. Pour medium brown but still see through able. Thin head that lingers. Drinks crisp. Nice smooth hops. A nice brew!
hayduke (3168) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle this poured an ever so slightly hazy light orange with a very robust white head and good rich lacing rings. Nose is floral, pine, and citrus hops on top of a caramel malt backbone. Very slick mouthfeel. Flavor is bitter with citrus hops dominating. The finish is bitter and the final mouthfeel is slick and nicely bitter.. Overall a very well made and highly drinkable IPA.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper with small head. More malt than your average NW IPA, plus a little bit of butterscotch that shouldn’t be there. Citrus hops take over and supply just enough bitterness. OK.
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
rusty orange. dirty toast crumb nose, caramel malt is noticeable in
small amounts, hop character resembles dried pineapple and peaches.
Body is moderately astringent, the coarseness is crusty, chunky,
nutty, etc. This is not really that good in any respect, the only
thing I seem to like is the pungent, dried fruit finish, it’s properly
bitter only at the very end after the off-putting caramel malt
spikester (603) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with a one finger white head and lots of lacings. Aroma is some floral hops. Taste is bitter earthy hops with a kiss of grapefruit. Malts are present but subdued. This beer is about the middle of the APA style. Nice enough just not to style. Easy drinker a bit watery on the palate. I would guess the abv at about 5 to 5.5%.
Would make a decent session beer. Just don’t expect the big hops of an IPA. Maybe they were aiming at the English IPA style. This would be very close to that type. Carbonation is fairly light.
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice little IPA. Grainy, cereal malt backbone. Some earthy components along with a soft, piney hop presence that had a touch of spice and a floral character.