fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver; 7.8% ABV
Cloudy orange color with small head. Nice aroma of hops, delicate, citrusy. Dry, lean, toffeish, with strong bitterness, soft resins, and plenty of citrus fruits. This 1½ IPA is fresh and dangerously drinkable!
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boom. A big, fresh, weedy aroma turning to juicy tangerine. Smooth with a mild bitterness amongst the sweetness of the malt. Very good stuff really. Warm in my belly.
Aubrey (3412) - 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.
Tmoney99 (9965) - 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.
ACHops (563) - 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.
robforbes (2030) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy amber-red with a small light tan head, a slight amount of sediment, and good lacing.
smell is of caramel, roasted malt, and few hops.
taste is strong, almost like a barley-wine, caramel, malt, hops, a slight sweetness, and wood. ends malty with a lingering bitterness.
reebtogi (3795) - 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.
superspak (2117) - 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.
CampesinoTino (714) - 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.
milewide (1363) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange color. Average head but solid body. Nice blend of hops for flavor not just bitterness.