jcwattsrugger (11337) - 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.
sloth (2599) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small, offwhite head with a fair retention, decent lace. Lightly hazy copper/amber colored brew. Restrained nose of pine, light citrus and caramel malts. Flowery? Med/light bodied, somewhat lifeless, low carbonation. Layed back malt flavors, light fruitiness and citrus notes. Finish is fairly dry, lightly fruity and fast. Bomber received in trade from SDbruboy, thanks Cliff!
eaglefan538 (2918) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer shared by Slob. Poured an orange amber type color, decent initial head, ok lacing too. The aroma was caramel malts and some floral aspects. Flavor was caramel, amber type malts, floral hopping along with some herbal qualities. A simple, somewhat weak (dare I say watery?), at least boring, example of the style, drinkable, in need of more flavor and character. Thanks, Bert, always fun no matter the beer.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A gift from my friend Jason, who’s cousin received it on a flight! In a bomber, Nice! Mellow drinker for an IPA, but this sample was fresh, and lots of nice hop flavor, with that said, its an easy drinker, without a "Hopbomb" flavor to it, very balanced, and enjoyable, Thanks Jay!
thedm (5006) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from the Oregon Brewers festival poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a hazy no visible carbonation orange brown colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy and floral. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of crisp hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oregon Brewers Festival 2007
Amber in color the light hops where funny for the aroma. The beer had a very light malt build that did not help the hops. This was a weak IPA flavor.
bhensonb (12014) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral hop aroma backed by caramel malt. Something of an apricot color with a white head that filmed while lacing strangely. Medium bodied, almost creamy. Mild carbonation. Floral hop, maybe a bit of citrus, with mild caramel sweetness. As the sweetness goes, the finish is hop, hop, hop. This is great.
akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drank this beer in Bert Grant’s pub. He is the godfather of microbrews. A scientist and contractor for major breweries, he petitioned to repeal old prohibition laws prohibiting breweries from having a tap room. He is said to have carried a vial of hop oil around with him for the weaker beers he drank.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled on 8/5/06: Pours a hazy copper bronze with a big, clingy frothy and over-carbonated cream-colored head. Fresh piny, resiny hoppy aroma has a touch of drier pale maltiness. Body starts with a foamy, lightly sweet dry malty character turning more earthy and bitter toward the crisp finish. A decent IPA, done fairly true to style.