roder60 (1280) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had at the brewery. Pours dark yellow orange color with white bubbly head that lasts. Little lemon citrus hop aroma but mild. Flavor is weatery for an ipa with mild hop bitterness. Weak ipa imo. I seriously think this brewery is weakening its beers to cut costs based on other reviews I’ve read vs what I tasted.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Taphouse Grill Seattle. Pours a light copper with a white head. Only a moderate floral hop nose. Flavor is mostly a pale malt base with a touch of caramel then grapefruity, citrusy hops, ample bitterness. Medium bodied, perhaps a touch thin with moderate carbonation. Ok, but not bursting with hop flavor - could use more "oomph".
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Somewhat hazy dark amber with a cream-colored head. Nice cascade aroma. Nice citrus, slight earth, floral, pine flavor with backing malt. Medium body. Decent bitterness. Lingering lemon/grapefruit with slight pine and slight floral notes.
Goodgrief (1744) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aug. 2007 - Thanks to slob from Stateline for sharing a sample. Orange amber color with small head on my sample size. Aroma was caramel and bready malts. The flavor was caramel malts, floral hops and some bread. Dry mouthfeel. Well balanced beer. Above average all the way around.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2010 Stunning golden brown contains sediment perfectly suspended in the tall glass at every level. fluffy head condensed to a creamy ring around the rim. grapefruit hop aroma with other citrus notes. earthy hops up front, dissipates quickly to a dirty sharp earthy finish with a quickly juicy grapefruit middle.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a golden amber with a small white head, wonderful lacing.
smell is floral, hops, sour.
taste is smooth, grapefruit, citrus, hops.
overall a good brew, nicely bitter, good hops.
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café: Fiery golden, very carbonated, moderate foamy white head, decent head retention and lacing.
Certainly hopped up nose, but also a bit of a grainy malt touch. Bitter notes on the tongue, some husky malt aspects. Not as
floral as I would have preferred. Decent, a little biting. Would also like it to be a bit maltier. Moderate body and
mouthfeel. Bitter finish, soft lingering husky malt tones. Decent, but nothing out of the ordinary.
FoolishMortal (987) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Deep yellow color with a medium sized white head. Sharp catty hop aroma. Acrid floral hop flavors up front. Ruddy, earthen, herbal hop characters develop, rather resinous. Shallow malt presence briefly peers through. Medicinal bitter astringency dominates the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light, rather dry.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a disappearing off white head and gold color. Aroma is mild citrus/grapefruit hops. Taste is citrus/grapefruit hops-some bitter. Nice.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/8/07 On draught at the brewery. Aroma is grassy PNW hop forward with lots of citrus and a light sweet malt note to balance. Appearance is a hazy golden copper with a solid off-white head. Flavor is strangely complex and encompasses all of the tongue. It is very complex hop forward with a dominant citrus character. There is a good sweet malt character balance to keep it easy drinking. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carb feel and a clean, but not dry, finish. Overall, one of the best IPAs I’ve had this year.