Bill Becker (1773) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Jul 2007
Purchased at Wilbur's Liquors in Ft Collins for US$7.49 a 6 Pack.
This beer pours from 12oz bottle a clear medium gold with a medium sized head of foam. After a few minutes, the foam is all but gone but it does have some lacing in the early stages.
The smell has a huge grapefruit nose along with some floral hops.
The taste starts off with the grapefruit and follows through with floral hops that makes for some real strong bitterness. As I swish the Ale in my mouth, I'm picking up some malt that I didn't notice when I was just sipping....it's earthy and it gives some balance to this very bitter IPA. The finish for me alternates between the hop bitterness and earthy malt and I quite like it. I'm also getting some grain the more sips I take. I think it's more complex than what the first taste would have you believe...this is a good sipping IPA and I'd guess that the alcohol content would be somewhere between 6.5% and 7% abv as it's no "light weight". Solid IPA if you're willing to give it a chance to warm up a bit...
bulldogops (2907) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2016
Rating #2000 2015.09.27 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 4, Beer 102 – Draught at taproom/brewpub. Pours a clear golden amber with a fluffy white head. Aromatics are orange rind, wildflowers. Medium body, mild alcohol warmth, a toffee caramel sweetness, light orangey acidity, some earthy spicy notes - decent bitterness. beastiefan2k (4082) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2016
12oz bottle. How old? Who knows. Golden pour, which is surprising bc it’s much lighter than the super mongoose. Ligtly sweet tea malts with oily hops. Low bitter and no caramel malts, which is a great step up. slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Pine floral and spice driven hops up front in the nose, fades quick, as does the flavor. Don’t see a date, but BOTB has it about 3 months old. OK. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft citrus and malt on the nose, but rather subdued. Medium bodied, light malt, citrus and hops pick up and grab a little bit of a spicy note. Gentle malt with subtle melon and citrus into the finish. Easy drinking.
pictoman (1211) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Golden orange with white head. Earthy pine hops, subtle toasted malt, medium-light body. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2015
A bottle of this was included in a 6-pack of ipas from a friend. Pours pale orange, fluffy but small white head. It’s a lighter ipa, refreshing with a touch of citrus to it. deyholla (12205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle thanks to Lizzie and Daren! Pours a clear orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some juicy citrus with some sweet grains and a bit of butterscotch. Flavor has more of a butterscotch note with some sweet citrus and a bit of sweet grain. ibrubeer (412) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2015
Draft @ SEA. Light hop aroma. Lighter shade of golden than expected. Hop flavor is a bit light. Light body. Overall a pretty good beer for low IBU’s, but not great. Pretty drinkable. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[3/3/15] Draught at Hales Ales Brewery & Pub in Seattle. Clear golden. Mild hoppy aroma with a buttery hint. Flavor has a bit of sweetish maltiness, a faint buttery hint and some bitter floral hops. Medium-bodied.