jagross (5) - - DEC 29, 2017 does not count hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peachy, citrusy flavor. Bready, woody, grassy, slightly tart, sweet. Solid malt backbone. Bittering not extreme. Green, floral, spicy, resionous hops. Blueberries, apples, yeast on the nose. Strong warm-fermented yeast presence contends with hops. Not hop dominant like most West Coast IPAs. Thick with a dry finish.
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 Pours light amber to gold with a dense off white head that sticks to the glass. Smells of citrus and pine. Medium body slick mouthfeel. Leans to the hoppy side with caramel malt. Crisp citrus finish. Foffern (2044) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2017
On tap at The Cheerful Tortoise, Portland, Oregon. Has a hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, grass, caramel, pine and subtle diacetyl. Flavour of grass, weeds, pine and spicy hops. Has a slick mouth feel, medium bitterness and medium to heavy bitterness. Pretty hoppy and a little unbalanced. Decent though. Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017
From Oct 2005
This IPA pours a lovely clear gold until the smidgeon of yeast at the bottom of the bottle hits the glass and produces a cloudy gold. Yum...I love bottle conditioned ales.
The head is quite massive at first but settles into a nice 1/4" layer around the glass.
Smell is citrusy and promising.
Taste is a nice harmonic balance between the hops and the malt that lingers in the aftertaste. Superb IPA *and* it didn't take a high abv to make it so! Only thing is, I can only get this one when I make trips to Colorado or order it on line. George999 (481) - Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2017
From bottle, the pour is clear, dark straw in color with a thick white head. The aroma is hops, crisp citrus notes and a light touch of yeast. The taste is initially bitter with a little liquorice notes. There are earthy notes in the background (reminiscent of blue cheese) and the finish is bitter. The mouthfeel is thin. Overall this IPA has strong hops flavors but a not a complexity of flavors. A straightforward IPA. DeliriumT (545) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2017
Aroma of grapefruit, passionfruit, spice and tobacco. Something quite bitter about the taste. Definitely more than palatable for my palate which has been beaten senseless by hectic hoppy beers, but some might find it a bit overwhelming. Good beer overall, could use some balance though to counteract those hops.
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runaway (106) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2017
12 oz bottle pours a semi-hazy orange with thin patchy white head. Aroma is of grapefruit hops. Taste is citrusy hops with rind and malt biscuit notes but a hint of cardboard. Body is mild and sweet. Overall not bad but I don’t think I would intentionally seek it out again. tricksta_p (5341) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle from a supermarket in Oregon. Aroma is zesty citrus peel, grassy hops, tropical fruits, light pale malt, soft floral notes. Light sweet and above medium bitter. Body is medium. Tasty, still pretty royally hopped for a very classic IPA. BeerRenter76 (1053) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/17/08. A nice light, hazy copper body with a thin off white cap, spotty lace. I thought there would have been more carbonation since its bottle conditioned. Aroma mostly of pine but some citrus comes in. Nice mouthfeel with a small carbonation bite. Flavor of pine and citrus with the malts making a decent showing. Overall i like my IPA’s a little more aggressive but this was fairly decent, and worth a try Dervock (1506) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2017
Bottle- pours hazy orange with a big white head. Aroma is orange , pine and cardboard. Taste is bit sweet up front, finish is a bit off. john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 1), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2009 - Gold in colour. Hoppy but NOT extreme; citrus piney & resinous hops. Malty backbone; pale malts, caramel. Nice long hoppy bitter finish. Very drinkable. Nice IPA. (2009-08)