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 (2041) - 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 (4499) - Olympia, 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 (4426) - 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 (1618) - 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.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Monster hop aroma, and I am not sure which is more over powering the spiciness or the hoppiness. Juicy, piney and full of hop oils, this is rich and full of mouthfilling flavor of grapefruit. Turning to a long bitter finish that is extremely drinkable.
robertburns (15) - westminster, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge coriander nose! Still alot of spice in the taste, but toned down enough for a very different, but drinkable pint.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hood River Hops Fest. Orange/amber color with light haze. Yellowish tan head with good lacing. Aroma is of fresh hop and nothing else. Smells like a packet of hops is freshly opened, very piney and citric. Medium bodied. Damn drying hop presence. Bitter citrus. A hop head delight.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish appearance. Rich fruity aroma with hoppy grapefruit citrus. Mildly malty palate with strong citrus and grapefruit.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Henry’s Tavern in Portland. Clear ruby red with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and some hops, not as as much hoppiness as you would expect. Flavor a huge pine/resin presence along with notes of grapefruit/citrus, caramel and toffee. Sweet and VERY bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation. Good stuff.