Keepthereceipt (3) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best IPAs I've ever tasted! Very session able at 6.2% abv. Really smooth!
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improvjock (312) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light amber, with big frothy white head. Aroma of floral hops and caramel malts. Flavor is incredibly well balanced between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness of the hops. You really can taste the freshness of the hops. This is one of the best balanced beers Iíve ever had. Well done!
mikedR (742) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classically good IPA, and the fresh hop angle is not a gimmick. Grapefruit and to a lesser extent pine come out in the flavor, with little resin. Malt base is there but as a supporting cast member to provide balance. Good bitterness but not crazy. And, indeed, the grapefruit and pine flavors from the hops come across as fresh, perhaps in their crispness or clarity. A-
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philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2-22 oz. Bottles Purchased @ The Ballard Market, Seattle, Washington for $5.49 + Tax Each 09-20-12. Lacy lasting off white head. Clear bright rich amber color hazes somewhat with addition of sediment hint at bottom of bottle. Rich floral fresh Hop aroma augmented with extra additions of Amarillo, Simcoe , Centennial, & Cascade dry hops. Rich smooth balanced mild sweet mild fruit, light toasted malt body with fresh hop infusion flavors. Clean mildly spiced refreshing clean hop end.Very Nice. Rich flavors and easy to drink. 6.2 % ABV--70+IBUís
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Bottle, 2011: Deep orange hue with a tightly packed, frothy head. Orange-like nose. Bright. Super smooth and creamy up front; crisp and sharp in the finish. VMalt flavors have mild hints of caramel, toffee and toast. Very snappy and pungent hop flavors -- resinous, nutty, green and gamey. Bold, peppery-grassy bitterness. Tasty fresh hop ale, but more bitter than most. 2012: Earthy-sweet, cakey malts. Grassy-floral hops. Moderate, balanced bitterness. Tasty.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a semi-cloudy orange-amber with a medium size white head, and good lacing.
smell is of pine, floral, hops, and a touch of caramel.
taste is smooth, hoppy, caramel, pine, and malt in the back. ends bitter. well done!
BrewDad (4505) - Olympia, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Collins Pub Ė Seattle, WA
Aroma: Fresh hops aroma with a nice malt backing. Fruity aroma lingers.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Big hops flavor. Fruity with malt backing. This was a well balanced brew.
Palate: Dry with a smooth finish.
Overall: This was a super fresh hop brew.
ACHops (476) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Two Beers tasting room. Pours light amber with thin lingering head. Aroma is earthy grassy hops. Taste is big, crisp, clean hops with notes of pine, citrus, grass. Nice caramel malt body. Doesnít have that juicy wet hop taste that some fresh hop beers do, but tasty with some serious hop complexity regardless.
Zeswaft (1316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper color. Aroma is piney and floral. Flavor is more or less equivalent to the evolutionary IPA just that itís a little more balanced and the hops linger a little longer. Another great hoppy beer from Two Beers.
BigBeer45 (1175) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber Bottle bought at Champanes,
this ale had a copper pour with some red hue at the edge of the glass, the pour made a three finger creamy, off-white head of bubbles that had a slight orange-yellow color to them, the glass had a little haze and particles in the beer, when the last of the bottle was poured the beer got hazier and had more particles, when the head receded it left some nice lacing, the bottle had a thin layer of sediment,
this IPA had aromas of grapefruit, citrus and grass hops, the hops also were a bit piney and had a guava fruit touch, the malt was in the background, there was faint lemon and orange fruit, and a little malt sweetness,
the flavors had lots of hops, hops were grassy with a bit of pine, grapefruit and lemon citrus, a little toasted malt in the background, there was very little sweetness, the finish had a big hop bitterness and fruit citrus with hop bitterness lingering afterwards,
there were lots of hops on the nose, the malt was in the background, hops were out front in the flavor to, this was a simple IPA with a good hop punch, the hop lovers will enjoy this drink.