jlulensk (39) - san jose, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
outstanding beer. World class. Only had a sample of it, but you can tell from just that it ROCKS t4h2c0 (96) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Best IPA/DIPA in WA state by far in my opinion, looks like a good dipa before you even smell or taste, deep golden orange with great looking fluffy white head that clings to the glass. Smells very hoppy, like a super blend of hops and grapefruit, just a great refreshing aroma. Taste is top notch, tastes like it smells, very hoppy with some grapefruit and just overall dankness, kinda spicy. Each sip leaves you wanting more and more. Very drinkable for 9%. Great on the palate, it coats your tastebuds with liquid hop goodness and leaves your lips smacking of the awesomeness of this beer, good lingering hop flavor that clings to your palate. One of the best ipa/dipa I have ever tried!!!
Get some, if you can find it!!!! MegaMaltMan (12) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Perhaps, the best IPA I’ve ever had and with all due respect to the other Washington brewers, it’s the best beer I’ve had from a Washington brewer. Would like to try this at the same time as Pliny the Younger to make sure, it’s my top IPA. What makes it special is the quality and combination of hops, floral and citris, which tastes like no other IPA I’ve had. At the same time, it’s balanced, without being too malty. It’s a beer I make a special trip for, anytime it’s on tap somewhere.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Tasted out of a snifter @ Malt and Vine.
caramel, toast, floral, citrus, huge hop flavor and aroma balanced with a smooth light-caramel sweetness. Beautiful IIPA! boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Growler that was filled at Black Raven and brought down to PDX. Was shared with a bunch of BA/RB folks (thanks to DA for sharing!)... Poured clear golden almost amberish/orange with a thick, frothy, white head. Nose was completely hop acids and resins and earthy spice. Like smelling a hop farm. Great body, the palate really coated the tongue nicely without an over bearing carbonation. This allowed the play between hop bitterness and malt balance to shine. Lots of grapefruit, jello-like fruit esters and a little bit of alcohol burn. Wonderfully balanced finish.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2011 Draft from a growler. Has a clear amber orange pour, a large, loose white head, and leaves a load of lacing. Has a really amazing, complex hop aroma. There’s some sweeter notes, a bit of a tropical mango and canned pineapple. Lots of herbal, floral, hay, and grapefruity hop aromatics. Malt is a little toasty and sweet up front, with a little bit of that tropical fruit presence appearing near the middle and more citrus notes. Has a long, dry, pine and cedar resin finish. The alcohol is a little overly prominent. This is by no means difficult to drink, though: I had no issues drinking half a growler of this stuff. This hits a lot of notes I personally really like in IIPAs, and is probably best one I’ve had from Washington. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Cask pour. Gummy and concentrated resiny aroma, pineapple, pine, full and lush. Hazy dark gold. Intense and bright, full spectrum of hops dominate the palate over the 100% ESB pale malt base. I wish more breweries approached DIPAs this way. Equally juicy and oily, lightly toasted with a gentle warmth off in the distance. mcberko (18060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Hopfest, pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of intense pine, resin and tropical fruits. Flavour is intensely piney and resinous with boatloads of hops, with a beautiful accompaniment of tropical fruits and heaps of caramel to balance. Tons of fruity hops with lots of resin. Beautiful. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2014
I received this in a trade.
I poured this into a tulip.
There is no date on it.
The appearance is a clear amber to light red in color. There is a fluffy white one and a half finger head that dissipates within about a minute in spots but maintains a lumpy sort of look in other spots. Decent carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace.
The smell has a fair amount of honey flavored citrus hops with a decent herbal to earthy dank aroma combining and backing it all up into a nice tight fulfilling quality. Very nice!
The taste is combined well between the citrus hops and the honey to showcase a very nice bittersweetness. The aftertaste is honey sweet with a quick dry sweet finish.
On the palate, it sits about a medium in body with a decent sharpness from a normal DIPA but still leads me on with a nice "West Coast" maltiness that is somewhat smooth and ends up coating my mouth and tongue with a touch of honey.
Overall, I get it. This is a very nice West Coast DIPA that is very reminiscent of Hopslam but in the West Coast sort of way. By all means, I would have this again in a heartbeat. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Growler thanks to bvc. Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a big frothy white head, nice lacing. Great nose of sticky citrus hops, some tropical fruits as well (mango, pineapple, papaya). Flavor is very hoppy and lush with citrus fruits. Big and sticky on the palate. One of the better IIPA’s I’ve had in quite some time, very stoked I got to try this!