TimE (2793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An interesting cloudy brown color, a full grapefruity nose a juicy cascade body and a mildly bitter finish.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
With buck_dich at horse brass when I had this one. Nice amber pour. Citrus hop aromas. Nice and bitter flavors. Great IPA.
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp & clean like an IPA should be. But has a flavor & scents that are more aromatic & flavorful than your usual IPA. Head is nice & dense & body is golden.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Had a pitcher of this at the horse brass pub in Portland. Dark amber color, looks like lots of specialty malt went into this, not your typical IPA. Aroma is subtle but hoppy, more british that PNWern. Flavor is full of bittering hops but doesn't quite have the level of floral hops that I like in an IPA.
chronictonic (463) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
HOLY SHIT this is an awesome IPA!! Cloudy muddy yellow in the glass. A VERY strong grapefruit like hop aroma - you can smell it from arms length. Surprisingly, a perfectly balanced hop flavor - very biased towards the bitter citrusy side of hoppiness. Hop flavors are nicely balanced out with a nice malt toastiness. Hands down the best IPA of our beer trip to Oregon and Northern CA. (followed by the Lost Coast Indica IPA). May be on my top 5 list of best beers I've ever tried.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2004 Oregon Brewers Fest '03. Lot's of hops to this one with a long bitter finish.
Tried on tap at the Heathman (7/04). This is a nice well balanced IPA. With a good kick to the finish. Excellent stuff.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This IPA has tons of fruity hops thoughout the taste. Great body on this one. Pretty good hop aroma.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much closer to an English IPA then many of the PNW hop crazy american IPA'S. Nice cloudy golden amber body with a limpy dense white head. It is intensely hoppy, citrucy, resinous/piney, woody and biting. Pale malts come out among the hoppiness though, it surprised me a bit. Some dry grainy notes as well. Medium bodied, good balance (above average for most of the PNW interpretations out there). Fairly astringent, real bitter and dry on the finish with a bit of caramel emerging. Pretty good stuff.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quenching, citrusy hop aroma. Cloudy orange colour. Quenching bitter, fresh, earthy, hop flavour. Classic Oregon.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
When you ask an Oregonian what is the perfect IPA, Terminal Gravity leaps immediately to mind. Huge hops that are totally in harmony with the beer. Great tasting beer, that stands out in a world of hoppy Pacific NW beers.