VTHopHead (1503) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Poured a darkish orange-amber in color with a small white head. Aroma was pretty strong of citrus/grapefruit hops with a bit of pine too. Flavor was nicely hoppy, but could use a bit more malt to balance it out. Not the best that I have had, but a good IPA... certainly worth repeating (and begin...).
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Walking Man in Stevenson, OR on 7/22/07. Clear copper color with a white head and good lace, very inviting looking. Big citrus hop aroma, very fresh, over a background of toasted malt. Medium body and carbonation, resinous and chewy. Very dry long bitter finish balances substantial caramel malt flavors
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last beer sampled on tap at the brewpub in Stevenson, Washington during ABA Beer Tour í07. Pours a clear amber brew with a thin white head that quickly dissolves clean. Aroma of light bready malt, sweet and fruity pears, with a touch of pine. Flavor is medium bodied, very light carbonation with a bread-like and citrus zest flavor. Finish is slightly dry with out much aftertaste flavor.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber, small beige head. Fruity hop nose. Flavor is a swirl of cat pissy and bitter hops, poorly blended
after4ever (5928) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Draft at The Barking Dog. Pours a deep medium amber, clear, with gold highlights. Scant white head. Big piney nose. Big piney attack. Big piney mid-palate. Big piney finish. You starting to notice a pattern here? Itís a tour de force, or tour de hops, for sure. Tastes boozier than it is. Moderate body, low carb. Not particularly distinctive; billed by the pub as an IPA. Tastes like one--just not anywhere near the malt profile youíd expect from an ASA. Not that thatís bad at all, just sayiní--the brewery calls this something other than what at least one bar does, and itís fairly easy to see how that happened.
Adding cask notes for 4-1-08, Park Pub. No foolin. This turns into a much more mellow grapefruit ride--still enormous bushels of that crisp and tartly bitter citric love, but everything else around it is softened and lovely. Great stuff.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at ale house. Strong nose of fruit malt and hops. Beige head. Deep copper colour. Strongly hopped with full flavour, I tasted this all over my tongue. Hoppy finish like a kiss. This is a fine cool weather strong ale.
alwayshalffull (3) - longview, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2006 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
this is my favorite beer in the world and i have drank beer in 13 countries and 33 states this beer has traits of many nw pale ales with a distinct bitter hoppy finsh just pleasantly heavier than an ipa
unclemattie (4032) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this taster at the 2006 OBF, Portland. Very dry, crisp, refreshing malt finish with a hop start. unique. nice balance.
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amberish color, lots of bubbles but not much head retention. Light, diacetyl and sort of "off" flavors. Iím not sure what this is supposed to be exactly, but I donít like it.
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2007 First tasted summer í06 with a 3.1 total score. Re-tasted at the brewpub in summer í07. Beautiful bright copper colour. Citrusy, woody hops with slightly toasty malts. Deep, balanced earthiness. Woody, mossy, very grapefruity hop character. Toasty malts with a hint of chocolate. Lovely.