Prufrockstar (1967) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pale gold color (not quite amber), clear, white head with good retention. Aroma is pine, citrus, and the garlic fries I just had. Damn they were potent. Some caramel maltiness as well (aside: autocorrect sucks hard - manitees? Malting ng? Wtf). Taste: floral, pine, nice bitterness but not overpowering. Good light, subtle sweet backbone to balance. Medium body, nice carbonation, lasting bitter finish that isn't overpowering. Overall: this is my kind of ipa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Panzuriel (1922) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle obtained through Tavour
Appearance: Darker amber beer. firm head of off white bubbles that lingers.
Nose: Not a very strong but definite hint of pine and floral hops.
Taste: a balanced malt and hop presence pine and medium malt. Some lingering dry bitters on the finish.
Body: Medium and softer carbonation
Parting thoughts: Quite different than the anticipated hop bomb that IPA usually entails.
nealblind (1674) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
red gold pour aromatic herbal noble type hops, caramel, slight grassy. Tastes bitter, orange, bread not much flavor other than bitter
Capa (2628) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper with a firm, lasting off-white head. pleasant citrus with light caramel aroma. A nice soft hop bitterness that gives plenty of flavor and bitterness without being overwhelming. Dank (ugh, I hate that word but it fits here) and light citrus with a good dough and sweet malt base. Very enjoyable and expertly balanced IPA.
drpimento (3082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent appearance with a huge foamy frothy thick head and a clear amber color. Barely any aroma. Flavor is malty hoppy with a lot of butterscotch. Very drinkable.
luttonm (4529) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz in Seattle. Darker orange, white foam. Deep piney citrus, thick and sweet. Nice but not complex. nice to come back to one of the first beers that got me into NW craft beer.
DinVT (25) - Vermont, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent, but not special, IPA. Considering this is WA, I had higher hopes. Nice lacing, and nothing dreadful here, but lacking in citrus overtones. Fine, but not special.
poisoneddwarf (2273) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Aroma is perfumy, skunk bud, pine, cat piss, grapefruit. Pours clear copper with a thick off-white pillowy ice cream float head with excellent retention; leaves curtains of lace all the way down the glass. Taste is mostly bitter (one of the more bitter IPAs I’ve ever had) with not much malt sweetness to balance it out. Carbonation is high, mouthfeel is like sandpaper. Not bad, but it seems a little rough.
Brevis (33) - Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Home filled keg. A good solid nw style ipa. Not overly hoppy but a perfect mix of hop and barley.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid IPA. For a Northwestern brewery, the interesting thing here is that it’s relatively balanced between malts and hops (as opposed to being hop-centric), and furthermore, the hops are more resin-oriented -- unusual in an IPA of this low ABV. Good.
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate pillowy off-white head on there. I’ve tried really hard, but I can get almost no smell on this one; there is just a faint whiff of grass, but nothing else I can detect. Taste is moderately bitter, but very light; I fear that this sat on the shelf of a Total Wine too long for me to make a fair judgment, but I have to rate what’s in front of me.