cole45 (21) - USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this as part of an 8 beer flight. This was my favorite of the beers in the flight. Relative to other IPAs I’ve had, I thought this was pretty good. The description I read was dead-on - "lots of malt flavors, intense hop finish"
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of some piney hops with too many malt notes for an IPA. Medium Amber color with a small white head. Tastes of floral hops with a sharp apple bite to it. Aftertaste is too bland without a long lasting taste too it.
WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2006
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Draft at Steelhead in Irvine CA on 8/15/06. This is possibly the worst IPA I’ve ever had. Hops do not even exist in the realm of this beer. Do not order it. Yuck
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange color with little carbonation. Light hop aroma with a good hop flavor and malt profile. Overall a clean easy drinking IPA.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly cloudy, orangish amber color with a small, bubbly white head. Hoppy aromas are light and smell of herbs - maybe some fresh tarragon and oregano, but not overly fragrant. Flavor is smooth and quite malty, which is a bit of a surprise. Relatively quick finish with only a trace of hops and herbal notes lingering at the end.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent and quaffable in a pinch. Beings this is the only decent place in Eugene. Lemony and acidic with some decent malt character. Just wish it had a little more in the hop character to it. The finish was a little metallic and mineral almost tasting like this was poured out of a can, but not it came out of the draft I watched
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Slightly hazy golden orange color. Texture is fizzy and crisp, with a medium-to-light body. Flavor is sharp, piney, sweet, lightly soapy, while a little tinny and metallic in the finish. Semi-sweet aromas of pine needles and sharp woody hop notes. Slightly grassy, but in a bad way, actually.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep golden color. Good hop aroma This was a great IPA. Intence Hop Finish.
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft: Steelhead Brewing Company in Eugene, OR) Pretty decent west coast IPA, sweet and fairly malty in a pale malt sort of way, with a balancing grapefruity and moderately bitter hops. Medium bodied, good carbonation on the palate, reasonably clean right from the start, fairly crisp in the finish. The nose is light overall with a sweet orange citrus aroma. Clear golden color, topped by a small, off-white head that fades to a rim fairly quickly. No lacing, just like all the beers, but I’ll blame it on the glasses.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really that hoppy.Very pale coloring for an IPA, with small head. Left a nice lace on the glass. Lemon is the dominant aroma. Flavor is well, balanced, but that’s not how I like it. Not great, but not bad.