BK7 (549) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and on tap. I have been enjoying this brew for a while now, especially on tap at both Wooden Nickel locations. A well balanced smooth and very drinkable India Pale Ale. Pine and citrus with a mild hop flavor through out. Tasty bitter finish that lingers just enough.
BeerNeedy (123) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - poured a nice copper color. Immediately the strong malt presence was noticed in the aroma followed shortly by the first taste. This is a very mellow IPA that tastes good from first sip to last.
Syzzer (449) - Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has a general, standard india pale ale flavor. Nothing especially distinguishable, light hops and bitter
thome50 (573) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via friend’s brother who visited with a six pack. Pours a very light golden yellow with a lacy white head. Aroma is a little light with some faint malt and pine coming through as the beer warms. The taste is light and almost wheat like with some malt at the beginning with hops of pine and citrus near the end. I was a bit worried this wasn’t an IPA until those last hops kicked in. Overall this is a nice and refreshing IPA and one that I could see being enjoyed out of the bottle on a hot day.
dchmela (2405) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beermongers. Pours a amber pour with a thick creamy head. Very fresh, hoppy aroma. Light smooth tasting malt with a well balanced hop bite. Nice little ipa.
BlackEyePA (547) - USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice considering it was the first IPA I ever tried back in 2005, in Eugene OR. It was different, and surprising. I was a bud light kinda guy at that point. I was quickly introduced to 4 offerings from Deschutes, the TG IPA, and widmers all at once and my beer education and tastes started to evolve. The hops were all over the place, the color was amber-orange. The smell was great, piney, hoppy, and acidic. The taste was overwhelming, but somehow pleasant for a first timer to hopiness. I really dug it and I can remember it with this taste once again, not the most impressive IPA, but a first is always memorable and sent me on my way to the hoppy-beer world. Overall very nice, with the impressive amount of hops in beers nowadays, and the fine tuning that has become IPAs, this one is a pioneer, a really good one.
carboloader (615) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Pours cloudy amber with some carbonation bubbles. Thick foamy white head. Tastes like fat tire with a few more hops. Over-rated and all advertising in my opinion. I was expecting a lot more I guess. I would not purchase again unless it was one of the only IPAs available. The malt seems overdone and off for an IPA, and the whole thing seemed rather subdued and entirely unexceptional. If it had been on tap, I would have assumed it was flat, but it appeared to be a recent bottle. Sad.
ABrady07 (10) - USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt: caramel, roasty
Hops: orange, lemon
Other: red wine
Color: amber, orange
Initial: light bitterness
Finish: light bitterness
Finish Duration: short
cstuartj (734) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice deep yellow gold color. Thick dense head. Nose of hops and straw with citrus notes. Good clean hopy attack with a lingering bitter finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shipped to me by my wife on a trip to Portland. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-amber color with lots of minuscule floating bits and huge orange-white foamy head that lingered and produced good lacing. the aroma was faint vague fruity, floral and perfumey hops with a touch of underlying sweetness. The flavor was tart, tangy, bitter and sour with a bit of Sweettart candy, lemon, grapefruit and pine. The finish was long, dry, tart and bitter with lingering lemon. Medium body. Fairly subdued for an IPA. Ok.