luttonm (6749) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Winter Beer Fest 2016, Seattle. Imperial rye. Soapy cream, dark clearish woody brown. Fairly prominent rye aroma. Dry, firm rye body. Cool. Good hop, green bitter. A little off overall, but hard to place. Alright. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Nose of tropical fruit sweat toffee some darker toast some citrus. Darker brown pour not much head. Flavors of tropical fruity notes toasted malt a little spicy peppery notes soft dank chewy fruity hops. Lingering spicy dry notes. anderson01 (357) - Spirit Lake, Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Clear appearance. Burnt orange color. Minimal head that collapses quickly. Perfect lacing. Aroma is weed, honey, orange, and cooked peas. Light bodied. Thin texture. Taste burnt coffee. Long bitter finish. Slight cocoa flavor. This is a good beer but does not compare to top cutter. Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2016
32 oz crowler- Pours cola brown with a nice off white head that holds nicely leaving thick cobwebby lace. Aroma is fresh citrusy hops, very clean and appealing, some caramel malt mixed in with all those hops. The taste is a bit more of a winter warmer, only with a strong hop bite, creamy caramel malts, bitter hops, still very clean and tasty. Carbonation is a bit low, body is medium but fairly thin for the style. Very good, a winter warmer with a Bale Breaker twist, i like it. ACHops (1635) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2015
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours clear dark brownish caramel with medium white lacy head. Aroma is mild sweet nutty malt, crisp resinous hops take over midway through. Taste is clean dark caramel malt, although much less so than the nose. Big dank earthy hops dominate, dark citrus and pine notes standout. A bit of an odd style, the winter DIPA, but this is solid. Would like to have a bit more malt flavor to stand up to the heavy hops here though.
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Draught at Happy’s Market, Ellensburg, WADuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
Beautiful amber color with compact head. A rich malt and caramel backbone, moderately sweet, with strong quality hopping.
On tap @ Capones, an evening destination for TvM’s Bachelor Party NW Ale Trail Expedition. Clear, deep tea-amber, small white head. Caramel malts, a touch earthy, some tea, nice citrus hop character, moderately bitter finish. Quite nice. Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Amber-brown, rich head, sweet toasty malt with orangey notes...Christmas orange...light crystal malt. Ferris (16493) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Draft - Lots of pine and caramel. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Balanced hoppy and very nice. I don’t get any of the chocolate or spice though. mcberko (18949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
On tap at Seattle Winter Beer Festival 2014, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma is pretty hoppy, with notes of Christmas spices, piney hops, and some bready notes. Flavour brings out lots of piney hops, along with bready, biscuity malt. Nicely balanced, with everything in good proportion. Good beer.