Capa (3201) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden copper with a white head. Plenty of citrus hop aroma. Fresh fruit, light floral, grapefruit, light pine, and some sweet caramel. Very pleasant aroma. Flavor continues the fresh citrus hop feel. Grapefruit and medium caramel malts round it out. Finishes with some refreshing bitterness and light pine. A very nice IPA.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light amber, almost no head and zero lacing. Aroma is very heavy on the citrus, very light caramel malt smells as well. Flavor is quite bitter, mixture of citrus (grapefruit) hops and pine hops with a bit of a caramel backing, but not much. I like bitter, overly hopped IPAs so this wasn’t much of a problem, but this isn’t a great example of the style.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber color. Definitely a lot of bitterness that sticks around long after your done drinking. I feel there’s a nice malty body somewhere in there, but it’s hidden by all the hops. Not that this is a bad thing, but it’s a shame that a possibly tasty beer is being overshadowed.
LilBeerDoctor (3891) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to riversideAK. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, light tropical fruits, and grassy hops. Flavor is similar with sweet malt and light citrusy and fruity hops. Pleasant and enjoyable.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of caramel/toasted malt with some floral hoppiness, pretty bland all around. Flavor better with very bitter citrus tones taking over. Mild astringency. Not a bad drinker.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, peppery, citrussy. Tastes of ininspired citrus and astringent with a caramelly cloying finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Butterscotch color with a medium creamy off-white head. There’s not much aroma here but it has a good mid-range hop bitterness with plenty of grapefruit notes. It has honey flavors but it’s not very sweet. A long finishing buttery palate.
stchloe (1017) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good IPA. Large hop profile, generally evokes citrus and complimented by a generous malt body. Just sweet enough for the hops, but not to ruin an IPA.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from RiversideAK. Pours cloudy amber with a moderate sized off white head. Good of lace. Smells earthy and caramelly malty with sweet, citrus notes. Tastes citrusy and earthy hoppy with a good dose of sweetish cereal malt in there. Good, balanced, bitter yet slightly sweet. Medium body, good carbonation.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from MOC in Ashland, OR. I’ve had this a few months, not a great idea considering the nature of the beer. Still, the beer was rather thin to go with the trademark bitterness. It smelled of dishsoap, regardless of the smooth drinkability.