killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. from Chuck’s @ $4.99. SOB beers definitely hold their own, but I wish they would give up on the cute-sy names. Citrus nose, creamy-colored and pillowy head. Bitter enough to be called in IPA. Tastes good with pizza.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Pine and light grapefruit aroma with malt. Grapefruit and pine flavor with malt backing. Medium bodied. OK bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine linger with malt backing.
reebtogi (4614) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber from Belmont Station in Portland, OR pours a golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing. Aroma is lemon and grass with some cereal grains. Taste is a lemon and grassy hop bitterness with a grainy sweet malt backbone. Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. Fairly well balanced and definitely enjoyed, as I found it a little different than most of the IPA’s I have tried.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours a semi-clear amber-orange with a small white head, and some lacing.
smell is faint, some caramel, some floral notes, and a few hops.
taste is watery, some citrus, some caramel, and few hops. ends weak and not that bitter. overall not that great of an Micro IPA.
PorterPounder (6042) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Portland, Or. - John’s Market Place - 22 oz bomber. Dark gold pour, soft white head, nice lacing. Floral aroma, with hint of dandelions. Nice subtle
bitterness, some grains of paradise-like spiciness. very subdued for an IPA. Thick enough mouthfeel.
RumRunner101 (866) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours light amber with a finger of white, bubbly head. Aroma is whack. It smells minty with some grass and lemon. Medium bodied. There’s that mint again. Something seems kind of off. A bit of malt backing to balance the grass and lemon flavours of the hops. Very strong tasting. Bitter after taste with some metallic notes.
Mora2000 (5924) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has quite a bit of biscuit malt, as well as some grass and a light bit of citrus from the hops. The flavor is also fairly heavy on the biscuit malt and grass, with a hint of lemon and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber. refreshing ipa. nice balanced hop flavor and bitterness but a little on the weaker side. a good beer for a hot day when you want to keep your composure.
bhensonb (12136) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours golden amber with a creamy near-white head. Aroma seems resin and floral. Med body. Foamy carb. Flavor is bitter over mild roast caramel. However, it has a certain harshness, and seems to be fairly hoppy. Citrus? Resin? Floral? All of the foregoing? There is a very faint buttery character - it doesn’t seem to be diacetyl though. Good solid beer, but it lacks flavor extremes.
pinkzambia (1615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Buffalo Wild Wings PDX: This was a pretty basic IPA. I expected with such a dynamic name, the beer would have matched it. But alas, it did not. Hops were present, but nothing distinctly NW IPA about it. Classic example of trying to be really well balanced to make it drinkable by virtually anyone.