Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Concordia Ale House in Portland. Hazy golden pour with a puffy white head. Surprisingly hefty caramel malt backbone with a huge citrus and pine hop explosion at the front and a nice bitter finish. Wonderful flowery aroma with a slight pine note. Extremely tasty IIPA and I hope to sample more from this brewery ASAP.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz schooner draft at Uber Tavern at Seattle. Pour is clear amber with lots of carbonation bubbles. 1/2 inch off white head. Aroma of floral honey sweetness, a bit of pine resin. Very full nose, nice and fresh. Taste is sweet sticky resin hops, caramel, scotchy pine, nicely balanced with a big malt backbone. Palate is medium to big, coating, with the alcohol present in the aftertaste. Nice one.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with an oily diffuse head. Feintly hoppy aroma and a body of strong Chinook bitterness with the strong presence of grapefruit throughout. A strongly bitter, but bearable IPA, though not complex and extraordinary enough to garner much attention.
19Ei8hty (1110) - Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap, Malt and Vine; Nice cloudy, deep hazy straw body. Mild caramel sweetness, grainy malt backbone that provides nice, big body for the impressive hop build. Mild grapefruit, pine and grass. Great floral hoppy component. Really light on the nose but massive and balanced in all other areas.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2009 V - cloudy orange.
A - noticable hops.
T - slight note of candied sugar along with the hops.
P - balanced and enjoyable. Offers enough uniqueness to stand out in the IPA genre.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drauhgt @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Fruity hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. Long malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted @ the Belmont Station in Portland
Red/amber colored brew. Spicy, hoppy and crisp. Sweet caramel malts and fruity, floral hoppy flavor. I like it!
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superb hop profile, bitter and whole in the body and mouth. Very alcoholic too.
BeerFanDan17 (948) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very crisp and spicy IPA. Sampled at the Horse Brass in Portland. Very hoppy and unique. On draft!
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUL 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber with a tight head. Picked up some piney hop aromas, really too smoky here at The Horse Brass to fully savor the smell. Smooth soft carbonation. Taste is sweet caramel malts highlighting a great pine sap and floral hop show. I wish they’d bottle this brew. Classic NW style iipa.