commonmac (612) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Harbour Public House. Pint glass. Looks like a typical IPA with copper and tinge of amber. Aroma is kind of floral and grassy like a temperate rainforest. Taste has a nice bitterness and a syrupy quality that hits the spot. Slight cloying mouthfeel. Pleasant enough IPA without trying to do anything groundbreaking.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22. Doesn’t really have an aroma to it. Flavor is very light, almost Bud-like. As the beer warms there is a bit of dankness to it.
GenkiGonzo (545) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Rokko Beer Garden. Opaque, dark gold. Aroma has tangy grapefruit with some floral notes. Fruity start, quickly dry and bitter. Very nice.
Prufrockstar (1388) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Fiddlers. Poured pale, almost gold. Sweet and citrusy. Somewhat floral, a bit soapy. Taste on the sweet side, surprisingly restrained bitterness. Overall: my least favorite of the night’s IPAs.
DrinkyCrow (98) - Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Solid IPA from a good brewery. Coppery and cloudy, slightly floral nose. For me, the first sip was disappointing, but the second erased that impression.
patricks110 (1963) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the best IPA but definitely a nice brew. Pours a dark copper colour with a thin head of off white bubbles. The aroma is hoppy with grapefruit up front and notable caramel and toasted malt notes. A nice sweetness with light fruity hop notes and floral accents. Good malt to hop balance. The finish is moderately bitter and a bti astringent with lingering grapefruit and a bit of resin smack.
Strykzone (5387) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. Deep golden with a big creamy head that lasts a long time. Big fruit and caramel aroma. Eat your face off bitter. Huge grapefruit to begin. Citrus and tropical fruit flavors are dominant. Some grass. This west coast IPA is heavy on the hops and that bitterness. Caramel is under and I am happy it is. This beer needs sweetness. Flavor and bitterness says it is a double and I am surprised to see the lower ABV.
runaway (68) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can pours copper with a rocky white dissipating head and frothy lacing. Aroma is of pine and juniper. Flavor is pine resin and mild citrus, with a mildly pithy and pleasantly biscuity finish. Carbonation is light and body is watery though. Would be great in the summer.
JohnnyJ (4820) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Copper pour, with an off white head. Caramel, toasted bread, bitter citrus rinds, herbal, and snack mix. No thanks.
stevoj (2729) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big burst of hops up front in aroma and taste, then fades quickly, kind of metallic. Sweet malt takes over when hops fade. Lots of promise, but lacking overall