Bartzilla (556) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good. Definitely northwest style. Bitter but finished a little sweet yet dry. Good stuff. Smell and appearance are what you expect for the style. No problems with it. Just not my favorite style of IPA.
KyotoLefty (6892) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Deep gold, nice citrus nose, peaches, oranges, biscuits. Flavor is citrus and more pine, very, very bitter, biscuit malt. Good drinker but a bit too bitter.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2607) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sockeye IPA dagger falls is a nice copper pour with a fruity citrus aroma. It has a soft pillowy mouthfeel. Very pithy & bitter at first but with a smooth and fruity finish.
PartyFowle (136) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby-orange hue, clear as a dense fog and capped with sticky white froth. Solid, citrusy aroma -- orange pith, grass, caramel. A very bitter IPA in flavor. Pith and grass are here again...and that’s pretty much it. It’s a biting IPA, snappy as hell. Not a crazy complex IPA, but a well-crafted one.
obguthr (4218) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can: Pineapple and pine needle nose. Clear amber, thick billowy yellow head, nice lace. Tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, a bit yeasty. Rosehips detected. Medium body, soft carbonation. Really nice flavor.
AirForceHops (3765) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can courtesy of Lectvay. Forgotten about can from our trade that really holds up well. Hazy amber with plenty of foamy head. Aroma is pine, hints of citrus and dry straw.
The main base of the beer has a light graininess that leads into a dry bitter pine finish. The bitterness is long lasting with some mild grassy notes as well. Big West Coast like IPA with a Simcoe, Cascade and perhaps Summit variety hops. Very straight forward and classic flavor profile. Solid.
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 24, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nose practically non-existent. Flavor not much better. Bitterness but no hop flavor or aroma, little fruit. Malty, not in a good way. Just tastes old. This is an out of market beer we got for a festival. You think they wouldn’t send old ----. You’d be wrong.
lightbias (210) - USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like this IPA. Hard bitter hops right up front, heavy citrus and light tropical behind it. An upbeat carbonation carries the off-white head through to the end, and gives the medium amber liquid a lively appearance in the glass. The bitter is carried through but is never unpleasant, and although I was expecting to find it too much, I never actually got to that point. The light malts are not enough to tame the bite at the forefront, but perfect for keeping you in the glass.
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, if I remember correctly, 6/16/14. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, herbal, soapy hops, pale malt. The taste is citrus, tropical hops, pale malts. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness.
DialSquare (3090) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can courtesy of Brooke (thanks!). Copper pour, frothy off-white. Aroma of fresh hop, grapefruit, pine. Tastes are evergreen, orange, grapefruit, woody. Little dry in the finish. Great balance, very nice.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour with a persistent off white fairly thick head. Citrus / pine aroma. Nice smooth malt flavor with a tinge of bitterness. Medium body and good carbonation. Great beer!