bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very commanding hoppy presence. Typical IPA flavor. Kind of cool that they imported hops from Britain.
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a golden amber color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and cereal grains with hints of caramel and some floral notes. Taste is a grapefruity hop bitterness with a light caramel and grainy malt backbone. Hops are definitely dominant and pleasant. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, this is probably one of my favorite IPA’s and hope to pick up some more in the near future.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A strong and persistent bitterness from this Eastern Oregon IPA. Earthy at first then some tree notes. Portland trip 2012.
KyotoLefty (8133) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Cloudy, almost muddy brown. Lace. Nose of grass, pine, caramel, chocolate. Chocolate fudge and caramel malt falvor, grass, resins, big bitterness. Tasty and fun.
BMMillsy (1787) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with light frothy head. Smells og straight pine. I can tell this is going to highlight bitter hops. Flavor is an explosion of pine cones and some grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel, with a strong bite on the finish. Good IPA for those who like hop-forward brews.
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Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Wilf’s Bar & Restaurant (by Amtrak), Portland 08/11/12.
Mid amber with a thin off white head.
Nose comprises light caramel malt tones, hops, some vegetal notes, a little citrus.
Tastes of bitter tropical fruits, caramel malt, touch of grapefruit, more maltiness, mineral tones.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation with a bitter hoppy finish.
Drinkable but not my kind of IPA - too malty.
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Hazy caramel with creamy white head and decent lacing. Smells a little rubbery and a bit like strawberry muffins. Nice solid hoppy flavor with a bit of a peppery note. Nice note and decent hop finish.
kaser (4599) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy copper pour, pretty thick. Thing off white head, not much lacing on the side of the glass. Good hoppy and spicy aroma. Bitter, grassy, hoppy, and spicy taste. Awesome beer.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muddy orange-amber with good, creamy, white head / Rich, malty, musty nose of citrus, caramel, and pine / Medium to full body, chewy and malty, moderate sweet and biting, nicely mellow though although drinking late November, with good bitter finish / Rich, thick flavors of orange, grapefruit, soap, chocolate, pine, and caramel, / Has the character, although not the abv, of a double, and especially enjoyed its mellow nature which I don’t know if has always been there or is because I am drinking in late November.
olio (8200) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Higgins, Portland.
Pours hazy amber color with small head. Aroma of grass, mild hoppy fruits and resin. Flavor of fruits, caramel, hops and hay. Nice hopped brew.