brianprentiss (664) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
not a bad beer, but totally lacks bite, lacks anything memorable. sort of like a good pale ale.
douglas88 (5173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. I liked this slightly more than the IIPA, it’s clean and tasty. Pours a clear copper color, a medium white head. A nice citrus hop nose with some sweet Amarillo. The flavor is a nice balance of toasted and caramel malts and sweet citrus, light to medium bitterness, fairly dry. Well attenuated. Quite drinkable and solid.
BK7 (627) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Oregon Garden BrewFest. Citrus, pine and caramel. Light bitterness throughout. Well balanced. Weak finish.
after4ever (5744) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Green Dragon. Hazy medium amber with darker shadows. Dense white suds on top with some loose drippy lace. Sweet fresh delicate pine on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty sweet caramel and bright delicious pine on the mid palate. Light and delicate and elegant but has some real presence to it. Mild piney sweet finish.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piney, dank hops appear in moderation on the aroma. Pours a clear gold with foamy white head. Pacific northwest hops start with a tongue-drying bitterness. Nicely balanced. Fairly light body with effervescent carbonation. Good, easy to drink IPA that falls in the middle of the fairway.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Friar Mike’s IPA
Date: September 19, 2009
Source: Brewfest, Portland Indie
Words: randalized with cascade
Appearance: cloudy light orange, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with lots of fresh citrus hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of citrus hops, light balancing bitterness, touch of sweet fruity orange
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
boFNjackson (3921) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ the Mini Beer Fest... Poured golden/orange with a white head. Aroma was faint, with hops a fruit notes. Very balanced and drinkable. A melon-like fruit character endorsed the malts and citrusy hops. Sugary, bread-like malt finish.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Bailey’s early 2009. Would never have guessed this was 6.1% and 76 IBUs; drinks very, very light. Light citrus hops backed by thin slightly sweet malts. Mild bitterness. Too many other good IPAs out there to bother with this. Could be an "off" batch from this small brewery.
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland. Pours a honey colored yellow with a very small white head. Honey and citrus fruit in the nose with a bit of syrup as well. Mouth is very cloying and thick, almost like a light syrup. The hops are there, mostly in a citrus light but they get buried under that cloying syrup feeling. Very disappointed in this one.
raphael (810) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bailey’s. Hop aroma mix more citrus than pine, some caramel.amberish yellow, with a thin head. crisp in the mouth, and lighter in weight. Hops dominate the flavor, mostly in blaance, a little clash of pine & grapefruit favors.