Tmoney99 (11818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus and Simcoe aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy complex bittersweet finish of medium duration. This is a solid beer.
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, pineapple, floral, grass, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and very balanced hop/malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, pine, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish. Good hop balance and complexity; with a moderate malt backbone and minimal cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick and sticky mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid Double IPA. Good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; and quite smooth to sip on. An enjoyable offering.
reebtogi (4746) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a deep golden orange color with a 2 finger off-white head that leaves some pretty darn good lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild but pleasant with some grains and citrus and a hint of pine. Taste is dominated by a grapefruit bitterness with some pine underneath followed by a grainy malt sweetness with some lighter sweet fruits underneath. Light to medium bodied with some decent carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the tongue. A highly recommended IPA which is nicely balanced and not too over the top. May not satisfy a true hophead, but still really good nonetheless.
cstuartj (1018) - Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Muddy yellow brown in color, thin head. Nose is funky, a bit sour. Very sweet attack and wet sloppy finish.
michaelinwa (632) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Was excited to try this until I started reading the reviews. Still glad to try a new one from this local. Pours a medium copper color with a substantial head that holds up ok, and looks good. Aroma is almost entirely sweet malt, which is a surprise. Not bad but a little sweet and almost candy-like. Taste is also sweet malt, and really reminds me of a sweet barley wine. There is some complexity in there, maybe with significant hints of ripe peaches or apricots. The hop bitterness seems to have gone missing until the finish, where it hangs in there with the lingering malt notes pretty well. Overall it’s just out of balance, and while that can work for some beers, it doesn’t with this one.
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Ruby colored with beige foam. Aroma is a blend of pineapple, tangerine and orange citrus with some malt sweetness at the end. The taste is grapefruit rind, lemon and pine followed by resiny hops bitterness, malt and alcohol at the end. The body is syrupy with soft carbonation and more citrus and leafy bitterness in the finish. Decent although a bit off-balanced.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep dirty amber, large foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Soft hop aroma, slightly sweet, a bit biscuity.   Soft hops up front, not bitter at all, followed by a big sweet malt background.   Towards the
end it comes in as very mealy.   Becomes a bit sweaty and dank as it warms.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Lingering mealiness that I cannot shake.   Thankfully its not too lopsided, but could use some more
bitterness to counteract the strong mealiness that develops on the backside.   Unlike many IIPAs that seem overdone with hops, this one might be overdone with malts.
BillKismet (3464) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich mahogany body, a beautiful luminous amber, topped with an ok head. Fruity, juicy aroma with some foresty notes mixed in. Body is juicy fruity, more sweet than bitter, a tad syrupy, but not too bad.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Sweet and sticky. Some bitterness but not enough. Finish is citrus and lots of honey.
mcberko (9220) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy orangey amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of rich caramel malts, resinous hops, and some residual sugars. Flavour is very malt-heavy for a IIPA, with loads of caramel malts, some honey, resinous hops and some residual sugars. Much too malty for my liking for a IIPA, but admittedly well-made and not cloying. Good stuff.