mcberko (4044) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Café, pours a dark orangey amber with a medium white head. Aroma of dry caramel malts, lots of dry hops and some dry red fruit notes – smells more like a hoppy amber ale. Flavour resembles more of a very hoppy imperial amber, with loads of dry caramel malts and dry resinous hops. Subtle sweetness in there to balance everything. Highly drinkable and well-balanced. Hoppy, but no bitterness lingering. Great stuff.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ hopvine. much drier than expected. yes, there is a lot of fruity, but also missing a lot of malt. not terribly balanced but i’ve been eating curry.
olio (4078) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Eastside Club Tavern, Seattle.
Pours hazy amber color with small head. Aroma of mango, mandarin, orange peel, grass and hops. Flavour of mango, mandarin, hops, toffee and hay. Medium carbonation, bitter fruity palate. Excellent fruity IIPA.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Washington Brewers Festival 2012
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops aroma and flavor. This was a big tasty Double IPA.
ACHops (280) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Noble Fir for their West Coast Imperial IPA Invitational. Pours slightly cloudy pale orange with thin head. Aroma is peppery grapefruit hops. Taste is bitter tart hops up front with a citrusy finish. Decent alcohol, but the malts disappear here. Great hop taste but kinda unbalanced. Promising.
bvc (1102) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at naked city. Pours a hazed golden with very little sign of carbonation. Tropical/citrus hop notes...pineapple, lemon, guava, papaya, very smooth. Has light bittering pine aromas, with light pale malt and maybe a touch too much residual sugars. Tastes pretty damn awesome...the aromas on the nose all are that really show through. Could had been that much better with just some carbonation as this baby was flat as all get out. Still pretty damn good.
riversideAK (5404) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge fruity hoppy nose - wonderful pineapple mango peach amd grapefruit on top of light grain - biscuit perhaps. Pours hazy yellow golddn orange almost no head but love the color. Big pineapple and citrus softer light fruits light grain notes with a big tropical fruit finish dry resin fruity finish. Only problem was that it was hardly carbonated. Bummer. Still fucking delicious.