glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2008
On tap at Collins Pub. I swear this has gotten better recently. Cloudy copper with thin head. Just wonderful hop flavor comes through in the aroma and taste. Big citrus and a little pine. Medium bodied, despite coming in below 5%. Poster child for a good NW non-Imperial IPA. If I had my own bar, this would be on tap permantly. I love session beers that pack this much of what you want. Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
Very cloudy beige - first pull off the cask. Massive dry hop aroma, but different than the standard PNW fare....this one includes Simcoe for starters. The aroma is bright and fruity, evocative of peaches, papaya and light grapefruit. The body is lean with a bracing grapefruit bitterness, but then a late sweetness comes in. The standard for IPAs is so high in Washington state you can hardly go wrong. TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
Great aroma. Sweet citrus, lemony, pine. Pours a hazy orange-amber. Nice malt, finish is as expected, strong hops. Delivers the goods. jcwattsrugger (12469) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2007
on tap-pours a thin white head that laces and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is nice sweet citrus hops. Taste is nice sweet citrus/grapefruit/pine hops, slightly bitter, secondary medium malt. OK/mild carbonation.
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
On tap numerous times at The Collins Pub in Seattle, June 2008. Hazy unfiltered orange with an off-white head. Very fresh, bright hop nose - like sniffing fresh centennial hop pellets. Simple pale malt base with a bit of sweetness from perhaps a touch of munich malt. Next, is a blast of bright, grapefruit and pine hop juiciness. Medium bodied, but not at all thin with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. An ace session IPA. This was not a 4.8% abv beer - that has to be updated.
asedzie (830) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
On tap at Hopvine Pub in Seattle fall hop harvest IPA fest last month - this was by far my favorite of the 6-7 I tried. Pours golden with white head, nose has light fruit, citrus rind. Flavor is dominated by a punchy bitterness with lingering citrus rind bitterness into the finish. Fresh NW hops linger forever in a wonderful finish. CapFlu (5128) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 (Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 8th, 2007. No head with a cloudy, light orange body. Nose of fresh grapefruit and sweet. Oh so balanced and well made. Lovely. 8/2/9/4/17. Re-rate on September 7, 2009. (Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2008 in Victoria, September 2008. Fresh hemp and hoppy nose. Dissipated white head atop a cloudy orange body. Nose is very green, with a young hops tongue. Very good. 8/3/8/3/16 Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2007
On tap at Brouwer’s Café in Seattle. Pours a bit hazy copper with lasting creamy tan head and sheet lacing. The aroma is mostly pine hops that lean toward grassy and wet. The aroma is a bit on the light side. The taste is a mix of pine hop bitterness and an under tone of malt sweetness. The malts fade about midway and give up in the face of the overwhelming bitter pine hop opponent. Solid IPA that doesn’t try to be anything else with mainly hops across the flavor experience and well into the after taste. Suttree (6415) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Cask at Brower’s, Seattle. Cloudy Orange, with a nice white head. Big citrusy, resiny hoparoma, with a nice herbal note, as well. Lightly carbonated - my notes say from a cask, actually. Very floral hop flavor, with big grapefruit notes, too, and just a hint of pine flavors. frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
GCBF. Pours a cloudy light gold. Aroma of fresh peaches, grapefruit. The peach and grapefruit are in the taste as well, very fresh tasting, nice malt balance. The kind of I.P.A. I’d like better access to. Oh well.