Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles from various locales. Pours hazy golden with a moderate, bubbly white head. Smells of citrus, pine and some bready malts. Big tropical fruit flavor reminiscient of DM Hop Lava, with the bready malt backing of TG IPA. Very solid collab.
dfearnley (582) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle to pint glass
Beautiful flowery, caramel and resin hoppy aroma with a slight banana sweetness. The colour is a pale golden amber with a thin white head. The taste is slightly sweet and full on long bitter with accompanying acidity. The palate is a medium bodied slick texture, finishing with a bitter astringency. Even at 5 months old this packs a nice hoppy punch.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pous a golden color with minimal head. Smell is very mild and balanced. There is some yeast floating in it. This could be because it has been in the fridge for a while. A very nicely balanced beer.
marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours cloudy blonde with a thin off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a bitter citrus finish.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy light amber with a slight white head. Aroma of light pitted fruit. Near med body. Flavor is lightly citrus, mildly fruity with a little caramel. Decent IPA - but not the extreme NW.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours hazy orange with a medium sized head. Decent retention and nice lacing. Aroma of light pine and earth backed a substantial malt base. Light-medium sweet, caramelly malt and soft bitterness. Medium body, creamy-thick texture, and a light bitter finish. Not surprised at the style considering the source of the collaboration. Solid malt-forward Oregon IPA i could drink often.
elizabethmarie (37) - - JUN 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking from the bottle, so the appearance is a bit difficult to judge but I can see that it is pretty cloudy. Not the hoppy aroma I was hoping for. But it is still a very enjoyable beer. A very nice tasting IPA. A little bitter but good nonetheless.
Ferris (1302) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Sweet and yeasty on the nose with a little bread. Golden with a thin persistent head. Yeast profile overwhelms the taste, but there is some hop bitterness and some orange peel and grapefruit.
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold with thin white head leaving decent lacing on the glass. Some hops and doughy yeast in the nose. Pretty nicely balanced with sweet malty notes offsetting the fairly aggressive hops. Decent brew from two terrific breweries.
BrewDad (4505) - Olympia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. A decent hops aroma and then it becomes a mess of two IPA’s that are blended. Not a great collaboration not a new brew just a mix of two brews I have heard. Sorry missed the mark on this one.
crackedmachine (446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (TG): Cloudy and golden with a thick, white, lasting head. Aroma is heavy citrus on top of grainy malt. Flavor has a notable element of malt sweetness, but it is well balanced by fruity hops, pine, and a bitter finish. For some reason, I preferred the bottled version over draft.