dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is citrus and grass. The Flavor is very dry and a little off. Not a great beer but very interesting I guess. Cheers!
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 6, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite smelling IPAs. This has huge citrus tones mainly grapefruit and some pineapple. I definitely get the hop aroma that the description claims. The palate is lighter but I think that actually compliments this beer. This IPA is delicate and artistic. Not a hulking goliath of an IPA, more like a beautiul assasin that kills you with finesse.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Big hops aroma wit a nice malt backing.
Appearance – Amber in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor – The hops where floral with a nice fruity flavor. This added to the malt made for a great beer.
Palate – Dry finish with a Nice Mouthfeel.
Overall – Very nice Big IPA from a big brewer.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IPA has a sweet caramel aroma. The flavor is sweet with an interesting hop flavor and bitterness.
19Ei8hty (1110) - Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has been sometime since I’ve been surprised by a Widmer offering. Maybe I’m giving it more credit than it deserves given the disparity between expectation and actual performance but this is a great NW IIPA. Solid caramel malt backbone that is rich and smooth. Very pleasant hop lineup that is floral and crisp with significant doses of pine and citrus. Has noticeably strong fruit notes that linger in the sweet finish - my detection zeroing in on ripe banana and soft pineapple. Very good stuff.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured light gold with a white head. aroma was pine, fruity, and bubblegum. flavor was pine and grass with a light body and medium carbonation.
jake65 (2447) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a glowing golden color with a small beige head. Fruity aroma, both citrus and tropical fruits. Light florals. Nice syrupy sweet hoppy flavor. Citrus, grapefruit, mango, and light floral nips. Some caramel. Not really any bitterness or sturdy malt presence. Just sweet and syrupy. Approachable and quite nice, but not top tier for IIPA’s.
Gooney (381) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from New Seasons - floral, citrus, hazy, orange, very bitter,medium body. Very nice smell. It’s quite a high alcohol level, and not only does it hit you right away, but you can actually taste it. It has a bit of a whisky burn to it that I could do without. Nice beer, though.
beersearcher (2168) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
really powerful. not fooling around here. really nice, almost barleywine qualities. Nelson hops a little lost in this though.
scooterbub (746) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle, but says 8.6% ABV. Pours a clear amber color with a large, foamy, beige head that lasts for a while. Taste is of resin, pine, caramel, hops, citrus, grapefruit, malt and a bit of warming alcohol. Has a nice, light sweetness to it. The finish is a little dry. Similar aroma. Well balanced and easy to drink. Has a nice, smooth body. Very easy to drink, pretty enjoyable and is offered at a decent price. Worth picking up again.