cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It was pretty good beer. Bitter. My bottle said 5.5%, not six. Seemed very typical, nothing is really out there. Solid IPA, but not my first recommendation to a newcomer in the world of IPA.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has an almost harsh bitterness. Low aroma but this is better than most Dick's beers. It is okay though, just not fantastic.
rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
perhaps the most bitter tasting beer I’ve ever had. pallate is oily (presumably from the hops), the nose is sharp but floral. we are talking serious hops here. unlike some other extreme IPA’s I’ve had - it doesn’t have the malt / alchohol to back it up - so the experience is kind off-balance. predominant flavor seems to be citrus / grapefruit.
if you are a -serious- hophead you might enjoy this stuff - for me it’s too much.
Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle. A good IPA - nice bitter finish. Nothing particularly outstanding, but very drinkable.
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An enjoyable IPA with a fruity oder and good hoppieness. Ever so bitter, which is what gets me going. Would drink again. Pours medium amber w/ smallish head.
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, ~50 degrees, brewed in Washington.
Pours a light orange/yellow with a fluffy and firm white head. Very attractive. The head is almost merangue like as it recedes- makes wierd little bumps. Aroma is sharply grassy, slightly lemony, a tad soapy, a bit antiseptic. Not bad. Flavor is suprisingly malty, quite bitter but not harsh, has a bit of tangy hop flavor around the middle, but not much. Maybe a bit lacking in the flavor department for me. It is pleasent and refreshing though, good for a hot-ass day like today. It’s more of a NW pale ale than an IPA, aside from the sharp bitterness maybe.
tatinek (59) - South Dakota, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great IPA not overpowering in hops. Well balanced. Would buy again and again.
jdp (59) - Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Dicks Brewing Company. This is a good IPA. Decent amber color with ok off-white head. Has a good hop flavor and as it lingers you get a bit of the malt. Very drinkable and could be an everyday IPA. Unfortunately, it’s not distributed where I live.
dret (22) - santa cruz, California, USA - APR 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flower power!, doughy. Dry. Bitter fruit skin. Alive and healthy aura. White half inch head. If you like dry bitter bready beer, you’d like this one. It seems to be missing a a little more sweetness that i look for in an IPA.
Scoutman (14) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice session IPA if you will. Grapefruit and citrus zest dominate an orange/copper flavored brew. Good head retention. Well balanced with enough hop bite to satisfy, but not too much alcohol to enjoy repeatedly.