after4ever (7579) - 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? It’s 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 you’d expect from an ASA. Not that that’s bad at all, just sayin’--the brewery calls this something other than what at least one bar does, and it’s 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 (2295) - 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 (15651) - 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 (3791) - 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 (5328) - 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 (4903) - 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.