IndianaRed (4647) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2009
On tap at the BP. Served in a tulip glass. Nice rich deep copper color wiht nary a film of a head. Full malty aroma of toasted malts, caramel, and sweet citrusy hops. More like a BW.
Flavor was full and rich. Lots of maltiness and balanced well. Not very bitter. The ABV was apparent but complimented well.
A nice strong IIPA snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Cask at Elysian’s SBW Firkin-Firkin throwdown (vs. Pizza Port Poorman’s). Pours hazy orange amber with a small white head. Strong aroma, taste, and finish of pine and grapefruit. One of the better beers of the day, and the toughest call- I liked this one just a little more than the Poorman’s, which was also good. luttonm (6308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Draft in Seattle. Nice NW hoppy start on a huge orange beer. Malts start to overpower for my taste. lots of orange citrus, heavy, sweet and coating. Pretty crisp and very drinkable. Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Tap at the Boundary Bay. Poured an orange accent amber body, very slightly hazy, and with a finger of foamy white head. It has a pungent grapefruit and spruce aroma with hints of sweet malt. The taste was exceedingly coniferous and citric balanced out with a mellifluous malt character which was also subtly caramel and biscuit. I didn’t find it excessively bitter but rather bittersweet at the end which lingered along with a slight resin and alcohol aftertaste. I also found it to be pleasantly warming. I would rank this above Pliny the elder. They’re close but the malt in this one is much more appreciable and balanced. Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
If this was available in the Bay Area, it would have regular rotation in my fridge. Unfortunately, this was a one-off after going to Brouers. This one has some nice, soapy, aromatic hops in it. There’s a nice biscuity flavor that comes out later, after the hops have faded. Slight banana nose in this one.
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2008
On tap. Pours a coppery amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is floral and hoppy, with a hint of citrus. Flavor is very hoppy, floral, with some citrus (grapefruit?) in it. Bitter finish. This is a bold IPA, and is not for anyone who is hops-impaired. I’d like to pair this brew with some spicy food, such as chicken breast cooked with jalapenos, onions and bell peppers. NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2008
Tasted @ the Uber Tavern in Seattle. drfabulous (7952) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Copper colored brew. Sweet malty aroma with some hops. Very floral, hoppy and some sweet fruits. Some bitterness.
My notes emphasize the word "traditional." My recollection is that this one kicked all the other IPAs’ butt that night. Nice and hoppy. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, some toasted malt, and fruity floral hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, toasted malt, and a bitter floral finish. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: February 23, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark copper, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with a touch of piney sweetness and lots of floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of sweet pine sap, touch of hot alcohol, floral and earthy hops add balance, light bitter finish
Date: September 05, 2009
Aroma: sweet and peppery aroma, pine and citrus
Body: thin body
Flavor: sweet pine flavor, peppery alcohol
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20