frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Pours golden brown with a huge white head. Citric fresh hop aroma with salty undertones. Harsh hop bitterness and flavor. Totally lacking malt balance. A dissapointing IPA from a brewery I usually like. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
(12 oz bottles: Liquid Solutions in Tigard, OR and Dickís Brewing Co. in Centralia, WA) Hoppy, grapefruity nose also features a lightly sweet orange citrus aroma, and is rather inviting. Iíve been suckered. The flavor doesnít match up. This is a beer that is hopped to the point of excessive bitterness, maybe to showcase how bitter they can make a beer. This is mouth puckering bitter, quite spicy, and extremely grapefruity in flavor, and thereís really nothing else to talk about with the flavor. Not much malt presence, and whatever malt there is, itís beaten into submission by the hops. Dry, bitter, astringent palate with a very bitter hang and a modest chalkiness. This just isnít a very pleasant beer, and thereís no way I will finish this bottle after I finish writing up my rating. Golden orange in color and fairly hazy in appearance. Large, foamy, off-white head settles to a very rocky layer that leaves globs of foam on the glass. Definitely not my kind of IPA. I find it nearly undrinkable, but have fun, hopheads! PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005
This is a pretty eak IPA. Grapefruit at the nose with some spiciness. Much the same in the flavor with some bitterness. I was impressed. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, peppery, citrussy. Tastes of ininspired citrus and astringent with a caramelly cloying finish. kaser (6220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2012
Below average IPA. Pours nice orange with thick white head that lingers. Not much for aroma. Taste is boring, not too hoppy or much to it. Drank it fine but didn't enjoy it by any means
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cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Way down all by itself at the bottom of the IPA spectrum for me. Iím just not picking up on those advertised hops. Just a generic, watery bitterness. No noteworthy aroma. Head and lacing are tops, though.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Playing: Radiohea_d, In Rainbow/s for the 4th or so time already.
12 oz bottle, decent hop aroma but the flavor is really flat and just plain bitter and hop water. cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle served in a tulip. Excellent pour. Dark orange-brown with a light beige head. Good retention and lacing. Nose is not great. Soy sauce with some grassy hop bitterness, and a little skunk. Salty, bitter flavor. Medium body, soy again on the sticky middle, and an astringent finish. This is either a bad bottle or a bad IPA. Canít recommend. michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Tried this one because I like their Grand Cru, Imperial Red, ad Scottish ales, and because my buddy dislikes this beer. Since we often disagree, I thought it might have potential. I was wrong. In an age of wonderfully interesting IPAs, this one comes off as lacking in aroma, taste, and palate. Like so many IPAs that i do not like, this one was all about, and only about, bitterness. Boring. Will not be giving this one another chance. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
poured from bottle to new belgium tulip
A: amber in color. low to no head or bubbles. Great clarity.
S: Fruity. Very, very hoppy nose. Expect this one was dry hopped, twice. Apricots, citrus, slight pine on nose.
T: My nose deceived me. This ale has the smack of early hops, but little or no compliments from mid to late additions to wort. Low fruitfulness for a PNW IPA.
M: thinly falls around tongue. light body. dry finish.
D: Maybe my bottle was not fresh, as none of the anticipated flavors were there. On the contrary, the beta acids provided in the nose, so, I guess this IPA is just not for me.
Serving type: bottle