kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Crit (4105) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2009
Date: September 15, 2009
Appearance: clear copper, creamy beige head, sheets of drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, crystal and caramel sweetness, light pine, touch of peppery spicyness, fruity citrus, just enough bitterness to add balance while letting the hop flavor shine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Cloudy amber, small lasting beige head.Light malt nose.Big malt backbone,great medium strength long bitter hop finish AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2009
[email protected]Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Ellersick. Clear amber with a frothy tan head. Very nice piney, floral hop aroma with sweet caramel. Frothy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Good balance of bittersweet floral and citrusy hops on a sweet toasted caramel malty base. Very good IPA, and by far the best beer from these guys.
On draught at the brewery taproom in Lynnwood, Washington. Pours a clear golden amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and stick lacing. Aroma of fruity and roasted caramel malt, additional fruits of green apple, citrus zest and a little touch of herbal spice. Taste is full bodied, very light carbonation with a nice balance of green apple, caramel malt and some piney hops. Finish is semi-sweet, mildly bitter with a fine apple and caramel aftertaste. Only two pints allowed - Aww Man?!! Now I have to stop by again for another two pints. hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2008
Growler acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a deeper amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of some skunky herbs, caramel, earthy, and some citrus. Tastes of toasted caramel, lighter earthiness, and a lighter fruitiness. Light alcohol finish.
highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2008
Handfilled bottle from a growler courtesy of cbkschubert. Pours a deep copper color with still a decent head being hand bottled. Dissapates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is malty sweetness and slight hop aroma. Flavor is big hop though. Nice spiciness with a decent malt backbone to compliment. A decent 2ipa, I will have to check it out for myself when I go to the Seattle area for work in August. My company hq is right next to Lynnwood. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Growler via trade with riversideAK - Pours a bright, but slightly hazy deep amber color with a thin off white head. There is a light coating of tiny spots of foam for the lacing. Aroma is spicey herbal and pine hops. Flavor is a nice mix of hops with a thin malt backbone. This is no citrus American hop monster. Not sure what the alcohol content is, but it is slightly noticeable. No lingering astringent aftertaste, just a little herbal taste. Medium body. A pretty good beer. Thanks Alex. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
on tap-pours a ? head and amber color. Aroma is mild caramel. Taste is caramel-medium malt, secondary citrus hops. Mild carbonation. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Had on tap at Brouwers. Poured orange with a small head. Aroma was minimal for an imperial. It did have some caramel malt with a little hoppy funk. Flavor is a straight forward caramel matiness backed up by a bit of honey and some woody and herbal hops. Very drinkable, as at 9.5% this could be dangerous. A very enjoyable brew. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Caramel gold body with essentially no head at all. Very little nose, either--shocking for a DIPA. With the brewer standing there as we sampled it, he pointed out that the kick sneaks up on ya, but didn’t seem in too much of a hurry to comment on huge body, flavor, or nose--and by DIPA standards, there isn’t. The nose is very neutral and the mid-palate is subdued except for nice big piney notes, which persist to the finish. I could drink a bunch of this stuff, partly because it’s so incognito on the way to the tongue.