jgb9348 (5612) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super hazy copper coloured body with a nice brown coloured glow and a thick, five centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of fresh grassy and resinous hops with a noticeable alcohol bite at the end and some good herbal and bitter notes and a touch of sweetness. Medium-bodied; Very grassy and herbal hops up front with a kick from resinous and grapefruity type bitterness, a light sweetness and a good but perhaps lighter malt backbone. Aftertaste shows almost pure hop bitterness from the grassy, piney and floral hops - not much else to distract from this. Overall, a nice and rather hoppy (especially for 70 ibu) IPA with not as much malt, but works well in this case. Nice to try for hop lovers as this is more focused on the hop side of things and gets the balance all wrong, but in this case, it’s nice! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Pear Delicatessen in Seattle, Washington [state] on 11-February-2013 for US$1.70 sampled at home in [the real] Washington on 28-June-2013 - definitely a nice beer to bring home across the USA.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Darby's. with a very sexy friend on a surprise visit. He's munchin on food. Talking to my wife.
This beer is fine. Slight floral, pine, and caramel. Good dry finish. I'd drink again.
jcr (2544) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Cloudy amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of honey, fruit, floral hops, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. A lot of floral hops and citrus in the taste along with strawberry and caramel. A different tasting IPA. It borders on syrupy, though.
ACHops (1332) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ The Virginia Inn. Can’t believe I’ve never rated this before. Pours slightly cloudy orange amber with thin creamy head. Aroma is bitter peppery hops. Taste is lightly sweet caramel malt with juicy grapefruit and pine hops. Nice lingering bitterness. Excellent local IPA, fresh and balanced.
Hanuta06 (444) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Serving: from tap at Smarty Pants.
Aroma: lightly pine hop and citrus.
Appearance: very small, off-white, initial head that quickly disappeared. Muddy, medium-amber body.
Taste: moderately sour, grapefruit initial flavor and heavily bitter, hoppy finish with long duration.
Palate: medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: interesting flavor. An outstanding IPA.
Ed5388 (3173) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Pours a light gold color with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy, with some floral notes. Taste floral, citrus, with some caramel notes.
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can purchased in small town southeast Alaska. Hazy amber, white fluffy head with great retention, aroma of red candy-like sweet hops, reminds of Dogfish Head 90 minute. Flavor is sweet and syrupy but bitter. A definite fruitiness to the hop followed by bitter, but not as citrusy. If I knew my hops better I might guess what they used, but I’m not sure. Different but good.
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber: Heavy hops and malt aroma from the bottle. Pours very dark for an IPA with huge thick off-white head. Really nice balanced hop and malt aroma from the glass. The head clings for its life. The flavor is milder than the aroma. Bitter finish, malty and hoppy up front. Appropriate mouthfeel but seems a little under-carbonated, which seems strange considering the fantastic head. Very drinkable, but I would prefer a more rounded flavor, as in hitting all parts of the tongue with something. Tasted at 53.6F.
Sledutah (6974) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle picked up at JB’s in Spokane
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a mediums sized creamy off-white head that stays put and lots of sticky lacing as you drink
Aroma: Caramel and fruity
Taste: Tart malts, caramel, dusty, cardboard with a bitter pine finish
I had high hopes from the hops on the label and the great appearance in the glass, it just didn’t deliver.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle courtesy of Harrymel. Dark amber-orange, hazy, good creamy head that laces the glass. Smells pretty good, very hoppy but a fruity hoppiness not so much dank or pine. Flavor is nice and fruity as well, easy to drink. good stuff. This is a good Northwest IPA and I wouldn’t mind another!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-25-2011 00:42:41