BK7 (677) - Turner, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Bitter from the start. Big caramel body with a hint of tropical fruit. Finish is solid IPA piney bitterness. Tasty.
Sledutah (4070) - Utah, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle picked up at JB’s in Spokane
Appearance: Pours slightly cloudy amber with a small off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Caramel, bready and piney
Taste: Caramel malts, earthy, bready, floral and bitter pine
A nice bitter IPA.
saxo (13357) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, straw, grass, caramel notes and mt.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Clear deep amber with a dense head and great head retention. Aroma is heavy caramel with hints of pine and citrus. Flavor is really sweet and really bitter, kind of harsh. Medium body with a syrupy mouth feel. This is too sweet with a harsh citrus rind bitterness, very low drinkability.
carboloader (648) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taphouse Bar and Grill in Seattle. Pours transparent orange. Decent citrus profile, nothing extraordinary, clearly lasting bitter finish. Meh. Typical Northwest style IPA, but not exemplary.
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Taphouse grill. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light malty, toasted. Solid bitter, light toasted and medium sweet malt base. Bitter, fruity and bone dry finish.
caseyjones27 (6) - USA - FEB 22, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wow. This tastes like a battle between the IBU liberation front and the crystal malt militia.....and nobody won. Just doesn’t work for me. Surprisingly heavy on the malty sweetness for a beer that has such a high rating. Also the hop aroma and flavor is mediocre; the hops come through mainly as bitterness (IBUs) which does not do a lot for me. Worst is the thick, caramelly mouthfeel that lingers after a swallow. I have not experienced that in too many other beers.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus hops are apparent as a complement to the toffee, cereal, grainy and caramel malty notes in the nose. Clear deep copper coloured body is topped by a ow, off white head that recedes to a partial cover with some lacing. Flavour follows the aroma - sweet and grainy with offsetting hop notes. Seems less like an IPA than a very strong bitter. Perhaps my bottle was on the shelf a while? The hops just don’t seem to carry through. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature Bottle.
Mora2000 (5309) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Drank fresh back in March 2011. This is my 200th IPA rating.
The beer pours a dark orange color with a white head. The aroma is somewhat odd. I get a lot of sugary notes. The beer smells a lot of circus peanuts with a little bit of floral notes and some butter.
The flavor is a mix of grass and butterscotch. I also get some floral notes. Even with the off notes, I get a medium amount of bitterness.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
I’m not a homebrewer so I don’t know what the flaw is in this bottle, but I am sure it is not what the brewer intended it to be.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy amber color, creamy head. Deep hop aroma, fruity, caramelly, malty, earthy, with manure. Good bodied; strong caramel flavor, some toffee, and a vein of more roasted malts; only some light fruitiness from the strong hopping; there is a moderate sugar residue; the final is maybe even too bitter. Powerful.