Aubrey (3479) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, malt-forward double IPA. Lots of caramel and sweet bread. Honey-like sweetness as well. Hops are balanced. Sugar-coated pine, sweet grass and honey-dipped flower petals. Tasty beer, though it drinks more like a barleywine than a double IPA.
riversideAK (5695) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lots of caramel and biscuit on the nose, light lime and citrus notes, a little iced tea. Pours golden amber, thin head. Flavors of biscuit, caramel, lime iced tea, a little danky citrus notes as well. Biscuity finish. Not my favorite. Way too much biscuit and crystal malt. Jesus.
after4ever (6393) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at uber. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose white head. Funky earthy nose, almost a little barnyardy. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, oranges, and herbs on the mid palate. Mild finish.
ACHops (844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Noble Fir. Pours bright orange amber with thick even white head. Aroma is big caramel malt and just a hint of grassy hops. Taste is sweet rich malt with smooth bitter hops. Hops are fresh and piney, with a little citrus evident before the strong bitter finish. Nice step up from the Evo IPA, maintains the solid hop balance that has. Excellent hops here, would like to see a little more out of them than heavy bitterness.