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.
donandres (475) - , Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
light amber, very hazy, big of white foam that slowly goes away
good, fragrant, hoppy, some grains
vg, lively carbonation, long finish, bitter aftertaste
very good beer, ok to repeat
drank: 11/6/2016 6:07 PM
teamsale (242) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a cloudy golden orange with a one finger white head and good lacing. Aroma is of citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor is a delicious malty citrus and fruit. Bitterness fairly mild and the aftertaste is a touch medicinal, but overall this is quite good.
Ferris (13810) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Light Mandarin and citrus with some sweet caramel. Clear gold with a small white head. Light Mandarin, some bitterness and finishes a bit tropical. A little watery and has a dry finish.
flapjack202 (3) - - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this at a buddy’s house and was told it was a new recipe. Love the new packaging. I can’t really remember the last time I had this beer, but whatever they did to the recipe... well done.
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevX360, Bellingham
Hazy amber color with generous head. This is a semi-dry and lean bodied Amber Ale, with forgettable aroma, some caramel flavor, ordinary bitterness and very little hop quality. Not an IPA; still drinkable.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber pour. Aromas of biscuity malts, grapefruit. Flavour has a nice bready malt backing with citrus - lemon and grapefruit. Finishes slightly bitter. Nice.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle- pours a crystal clear Amber with a nice off white head and good lacing. Floral, citrus aroma with a touch of bread. Cream from the everlasting head with great mouthfeel, good hop bite balanced with pine, caramel and citrus quality.
maxwelldeux (4372) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear light brown color with a fairly thick off-white head on it. Nose has some nice hoppiness on it, with some nice floral and resiny tones to it. Taste is fairly bitter, with a slight bit of earthiness to it that makes it a little weird.
bpreo (2704) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was attracted to this beer because of the logo, a pirate ship and a treasure map of India. I’ll pretend I am drinking a pirate beer.