bassbug66 (22) - - JAN 15, 2018 7bogey7 (7) - - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This came to me as a gift along with a Sam Adams IPA and some other beer I wouldn’t comment on. It is a decent IPA but I probably wouldn’t buy it because I have "house mouth - meaning I compare everything to Stone and this doesn’t make it.
This Northwest style IPA is generously hopped to 60 IBU’s with Centennial hops from the Yakima Valley. Brewed in the classic style with two-row Pale and Crystal malt, our IPA is a real thirst quencher. It has a full, malty body and there’s even a hint of fresh citrus to it. Perfect after your favorite water sport. Even if that happens to be the grueling drag-the-poolside-lounge-chair-into-the-sun event. Classic IPA is available in 6-packs, 12-packs, and on draft. ABV 6% IBU 60
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone berkshirejohn (6771) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2018
12oz bottle from Top Shelf Liquors, Cottonwood, AZ. A pale amber colour with a thin white head; piney aroma with a trace of citrus; assertive piney hop taste with a sweet malty body; and a lasting woody bitterness. A perfectly satisfactory West Coast style IPA. GuideDogSaint (1811) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 5, 2018
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours slightly hazy golden amber with a white head. Aroma of pine with malt. Bittersweet taste and finish. Beaver (1870) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2017
12 oz bottle, labelled "ridiculously tasty citra and centennial", pkg 9/13/17. Pours hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.Bill Becker (2010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
The aroma is sweet sugary tropical fruit with some piney hops.
The flavor is sweet sugary tropical fruit with some cardboard malts and chemical grassy hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, an OK sweet and fruity IPA with some off notes.
From Jul 2007
This one was acquired in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks, John!
It pours from 12oz bottle(best by 070507) a clear medium gold with a small head of foam that shrinks quickly to a fine broken layer with some lacing.
The smell is very hoppy with some good notes of grapefruit and grass.
The taste is also very hoppy. I'm getting some citrus and grass with even a bigger presence of floral hops. There's *some* malt there in the background but it doesn't have the strength to even come close to balancing out the hop bitterness and now, more noticeable, a pungency that's making my mouth pucker; more malt is something I think this brew needs. I'm finding this IPA just too bitter for my liking. I'll say that the mouthfeel and carbo is up to snuff. I just wish there was more malt influence. Still, I'm glad I got to try this puppy.
ffbot (461) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Pour is a clear and still gold, no head or lacing. Smells of sweet hops, bubblegum, sweet licorice and buttered bread. Taste is buttered scones, sweet hops, crisp corn and slight berry on the aftertaste. Very sweet drpimento (3815) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Aroma is malt cardboard and a little hops. Flavor is malt and malt sweetness Carbonic Tang hop bitterness and maybe a little hop oxidation. Average body and finish. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy golden color with a small white head. The aroma is bitter hops. The taste follows the nose. McGarnigle (656) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2017
6-pack bottles. A bit of color to this IPA, which usually means a richer malt backbone. And that is decent enough, but the hops are a bit of a let down. Resiny citrus, but weak. Hops aren’t firm enough, if that makes any sense. Comes across as an outdated examples of the style. Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12oz bottle gold pour with quick fading white head aroma is citrus taste is grapefruit with slight hoppiness easy drinking