pictoman (1127) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015 ericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this beer from the cask at boundary bay. Best beer I’ve had by a long shot. The aroma is a perfect tempered grapefruit citrus. The beer itsel is smooth and was served at the perfect temperature. The beer had a perfect, light-tan head and a rich caramel color. Yum!
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Amber brown with off-white head. Sweet citrus and pine hops, sweet light resiny finish with sticky texture, light alcohol. andrewje41 (3879) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Orange pour with a sweet, malty aroma. Citrus fruit flavor with an overwhelming amount of malt. Very hop heavy finish as well. A little boozy. Tastes strong. Overall, pretty good. ACHops (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
On tap @ Hudson. Pours dark orange copper with thin white head. Aroma is big boozy caramel malt with faintly spicy hops in the back. Taste is similar up front - heavy sweet caramel malt with bitter earthy floral hops. Rare, tasty beer, lots of anticipation for this unless you’re in Bellingham. Doesn’t quite live up to the hype, but that’s a tall order. Not bad, all considered. KansaiBeerLvrs (5152) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2013
6.5% on tap at CBB, 700 yen for a half pint. A clear light copper color with a bitter hoppy taste, very clean. A nicely balanced malty backbone perfectly matched with a lemony hop flavor. Very nice. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café: Vibrant amber, moderate foamy off-white head, nice lacing. A little carbonation too. Resiny nose, citrus side of hoppy, pithy, light alcohol. Bright resiny and citrus peel on the tongue, bitter but not biting, and very warming. Makes my ears warm! Very clean, lingering hoppiness that doesn’t sting. Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. Solid example, lots of flavor, warming, good malt base so the hops aren’t overpowering. I seem to miss this one often, but finally after all these years got to try it officially. One of the better PNW IIPAs.
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Tap @ brewpub. Aroma is heavy sweet malt with bready notes and pine/bitterness. Taste is heavy malt with bitterness and some pine. Very malt heavy. Coasting mouthfeel. kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Had this beer poured from draft at Taphouse Grill in Seattle. Orange pour. Sourish grapefruit taste with vanilla hints very hoppy. Overall very good jonno (2761) - JAPAN - APR 28, 2013
Finally an above average beer from BB. Its a well rounded, almost safe DIPA, but it does do it well. No finesse just a nice drinking floral hop forward beer. Does hide 9% well. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle picked up during WA brewer open house. Copper amber color, very little head. Aroma big on caramel, pine as well. Slick texture, full body, soft carbonation. Taste starts pretty sweet but gives way quickly to pine/citrus hop bitterness that lingers nicely. Overall: decent double ipa, but can't help but hope for more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy amber color, with medium sized creamy head. Nice aroma, caramel and hop fruitiness, light sweat. The body is quite good; strong flavor of caramel, some malt, good hops, with provide mild resins in the front, and light fruitiness later; strong but not excessive bitterness.
Solid, good, a bit sturdy.