troopie (2290) - 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 (4358) - 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 (276) - 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. I’m not sure what this is supposed to be exactly, but I don’t like it.
Oakes (14042) - 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 ’06 with a 3.1 total score. Re-tasted at the brewpub in summer ’07. 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.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Henry’s on 12th in Portland, Or. Medium amber color with thick white head. Great hop aroma and a nice malt backbone. Malt taste with a fold in of hops....very nice iPA.
IndianaRed (3220) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the brewpub. Medium light amber with a very large white head and nice thick lacing. Softer swet hop aroma than the IPA and a more overall balance in the flavor as well, with less of the late biting bitterness as well. Nice overall hefty brew.
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap – Fathers Day Brewery Tour 06]
This is a great beer. A deep rich amber color with a good head. They took some time with this beer. Smooth with a great finish and a easy sweet flavor. The malt is stronger than hops which is what I like. Great Beer!!!
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured. IPA-like hop aroma. Had these beers with Poperinge and a couple we met on the golf course that afternoon. One of the better beers on tap.
OldMrCrow (2240) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 On tap at the Latona Pub.
Pours a nice dark amber red with a modest head. The aroma offers plenty of Columbus hops with lots of pine and orange; the flavor follows, bitingly dry with orange peel and a bit of pine, aggressively hopped but powerfully backed up by a full malt body; this is almost an IPA but for the intensity of the malt. Not much sweetness here, nor a particularly oily feel; rather, it’s a filling strong ale with a heavy hop focus.