keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle, best before December of 2014.Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Appearance: Super hazy, near opaque, amber to mahogany colored body with a very short light tan head that quickly dissolves into a thin coating.
Aroma: The aroma is mild but it smells like it’s a bit old, despite it not being so. Candied orange peel and caramel come to mind, along with an odd slightly sour tinge. Definitely not an IPA aroma, but not bad.
Taste: This tastes old as well. Some tea like hops noted with a dull slightly musky semi-sweet malt base. Hints of grapefruit towards the end, but really this doesn’t taste any bit like an IPA. The finish lingers a little of bitterness, but overall this is a bit dull.
Palate: Full-bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall: This isn’t undrinkable, but it drinks more like a slightly aged American barley wine than an IPA. Definitely not worth it’s price, and certainly a bottom tier IPA. This isn’t a bad beer but calling it an IPA is a bit silly.
Pours a copper with thin white head. Citrus, the Chinook hops, and maybe even some pics at the nose. Taste is of a medium bitterness with an equally medium body. A good base for a northern style IPA. ganache (5896) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle, mine at 7.1% abv. Nose very hoppy, lots of resin and juice, slightly papery with heavier orange peel and grapefruit, lightly spicy. Hazy orange-golden gradient or a pour with a sudsy beige head. Taste is somewhat dry, maybe lightly sweet, little bit of alcohol showing, dull and thin caramel-leaning malt, but there’s some nice berry-like fruitiness in with the citrus, and the hops are fresh. Low resins, medium juice, relatively low bitterness and certainly less than the moderate sweet. Some good flavor here, fresh and piny, medium body, relatively clean overall with just a bit too much yeast character in the finish. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Doing it all for Chinookie at RBSG. St. Louis hotel. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Nose/taste of pine, resin, caramel malt and grapefruit peel. Lighter medium body. Decent. JStax (6482) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a hazed copper with a big white head of frothy foam. The aroma has pine and herbal notes. Taste is mildly sweet at first, but quickly becomes resinous and bitter. Finishes dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Ferris (15265) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle - Light pine and grapefruit. Cloudy copper with a beige head. Light grapefruit and pithy bitterness. Long bitter finish. jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Slightly hazy copper coloured body with an orange glow and absolutely no head at all. Aroma of very strong biscuity malt with a piney, resinous and grapefruity hop hick and some sweet notes of honey and apricots. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and piney kick at first with not much malt behind it, but the aftertaste shows even more of a hop kick and some lighter sweetness at the finish. Aftertaste is blindly showing the hops but fading to a grassy, herbal kick with a nice smooth bitterness - this is more of a hop-forward IPA with missing malt, but this is good for folks who like session IPAs that weren’t intentional. Overall, a hop-centred IPA with less malt than you’d expect, but for me, that’s a good thing, just know that going into it that it’s off in balance and enjoy the hop kicks! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tampa, Florida on 03-January-2014 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 17-May-2014. Best by Date on Bottle of February 2014, Lot #379. ttroha (516) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Shared by the good folks at Blue Hills. Hazy amber with white head. Very hoppy aroma. Super hoppy taste with a hint of citrus and pine. Very good. jcartamdg (3436) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours an amber orange with no head. Aroma of malt, citrus and honey. Taste is sweet and malty with a bitter piney finish. smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours dark golden color with off white head. Aromas of citrus with a hint of pine. Grapefruit and pine flavors with some sweet caramel.