ACHops (476) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice thick, pillowy, creamy, lingering head. Sharp initial piney hops. Pleasantly malty, but not proportional to the hops. Not as balanced as Wildcat. Pricier too. And in exchange, maybe 1% more alcohol? I guess I don’t see the point... this is a nice IPA, but Wildcat is already super solid. If you want to do a imperial, add some more malt to this and get up to 9% or so...
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source, shared with ajax25g. Hazy deep golden color. Aroma of tropical fruit. Taste is bitter fruit.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a cloudy amber-orange with lots of large sedment, a small egg shell head, and good lacing.
smell is faint, citrus, a touch of floral, and some hops.
taste is of bitter hops, lawn clippings, and citrus. ends bitter.
cstuartj (859) - Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow, big thick head. Tons of lacing. Sweet citrus nose. Pine straw, malt and sweetness are the flavours. Ok IPA.
reebtogi (3716) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours a golden orangeish color with 2 fingers of creamy white head which leaves a healthy lacing behind. Aroma is citrusy and earthy hops. Taste is citrusy and earthy hop bitterness balanced nicely with a light malty sweetness. Medium body and nice carbonation leave a nice feel on the tongue. A pleasing IPA which was a treat to have tasted.
burg326 (2770) - Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle pours a hazy golden yellow. Aromas of floral hops, grapefruit, caramel, and pine. Taste follows aroma, and overall a decent ipa.
HoppyAlesToYou (152) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Settles as a golden haze topped with a most impressive frothy white head that recedes into a rocky quarter inch with craggy lacing. I’m smitten with it until putting a nose to the Mirror Pond pint glass, as the aroma is underwhelming. If only it were more pronounced, the caramel, resin, pine, and floral notes are very well balanced. Medium sweetness is followed gently by medium bitterness, but the aromas are lost while tasting. The mouthfeel is outstanding; medium body, oily-creamy thick texture, and lively but soft carbonation. A very nice IPA, that could be fantastic if it was hopped a little more aggressively.
DuffMan (5812) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium orange gold, quite hazy, thick white head that leaves solid rings of lace down th glass. Aroma of grapefruit, melon, caramel. Sweet caramel malt, soft tropical fruit and citrus hops, long bitter finish. I’ve never had the Wildcat so I can’t compare, but I would never have pegged this as an imperial IPA. Nice IPA though.
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. Very creamy. Aromas of lightly cooked light stone fruit and mildly roasted caramel. Med body. Carbs a bit sharpish. There’s quite a bit of malt up front, and the hop is fairly earthy and citric. This one is a bit different from the rest of the bunch. Like the earthiness.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazed orange with a foamy beige head that sticks around nicely. Aroma of plum, citrus, grass, biscuity malt. Taste has a great balance of sweet malt and bitter hops. This ended up being more bitter than I was expecting from the aroma, nice resinous bitter finish.