Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
Note on the labels, they seem to have changed branding a little bit and I like the new labels a lot. The beer is also awesome. Great example of a West Coast style IPA. Citrus, light-body, more aroma than bitterness, but definitely still tickles your taste buds. Love it! euniceradio (562) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bomber into nonic pint. Hazy deep orange. Light head. Aroma of big sappy pine, flowers and actually smells like a good cologne I used to have: Polo Blue. Dang this is potent...must have dry-hopped the heck out of it. Taste is of pine needles, earth, bubblegum, grapefruit, mango, grass and caramel rolls. Very complex. Nice medium mouthfeel. Jmmyer07 (24) - - SEP 24, 2013
I thought this was a pretty good IPA but they need to change the Style because it is really a RYE IPA. Nice citrus,piney. More body then the Westcoast IPA still very delicious. I would seek out again. Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
16oz bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports a full nearly creamy head of tan foam. Right when I pop the top my aromatic senses are assaulted by garlic and shallots and onion dank hoppy goodness. Upon further inspection the dankness doesn’t seem as bold and I also pick up thin snippets of citrus hops. The taste is similar, yes I say, as I get a nice mix of dank earthy shallot like hop flavor and bitterness with a flash of citrus too. It moves into being progressively more bitter midway and into the finish enhancing the experience. This is nice stuff with pleasing balance between hop bitterness, hop flavor and a lightly sweet malty body. halfbarrelbc12 (4) - - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
aroma is dominated by pine and caramel, reminds me of Denogginizer. Dark golden, brilliant white head, great lacing! Rye evident, booze subdued, tremendous balance: caramel and pine. Rye makes for a slick and smooth mouthfeel, little to no astringency. Overall a great case study in a balanced IPA; reminding us that IPA can be just as much about a malt profile as the hops, very drinkable. Not a common flavor profile for the region- this beer stands out, like it or not!
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Nice IPA that hits all the notes of the West Coast style. Good malty backbone, betrayed by the copper pour, with a nice froth. Pine in aroma and what hits you first in taste. This gives way to a lingering bitterness. Not a bad beer.
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27th July 2014Lazerlobe (37) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Very light airy palate, light as a feather! Light malt base, mildly sweet. Lovely hops - minty pine, whispers of skunk and lime. Mild hop spice. Finishes airy and light. Lovely balance of hop flavours and so light and drinkable.
New batch has a lot of pungent hop aroma, great rye on the palate without being overwhelming. Pretty surprised by the alcohol content. Easy to put down, not to be missed. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2012
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, tropical, citrus, and pine hops with some sweet caramel and bready malts.
T - Starts off with grapefruit, tropical, and citrus hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine hops and some more resiny bitterness. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with some sweet caramel and bready malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice hop profile and bitterness throughout. Good hop and malt balance as well.