wheresyourball (575) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
On draft. Pours bright orange with medium white head. Nose is floral; flavor is quite hoppy with only light malt. Bitter finish. Didn’t think this was as good as workhorse IPA. robforbes (2265) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a medium size white head and great lacing.
smell is of hops, floral, caramel, and some citrus.
taste is crisp, hoppy, caramel, a malt back, and a touch of pine. ends nicely bitter. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap @ Laurelwood PDX. Golden colored beer with white foam. Nice pine and citrus peel aromas. A touch of apricot and resin, too. Sweet caramel malts are quite pronounced. Hints of grass, too. Flavor is rather astringent and bitter. A ton of pine and resin...some mild papery notes. Orange peel, apricot, and sweet caramel malts. Meh. hivemind (922) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Had this on tap at Lardo East in Portland (08.10.2014) with Erica and Matt N. Poured a dull, glossy, medium amber with a lot of head. Aroma was fresh pine and tasted of pine, some vegetable, and a bit of grapefruit. Good caramel malt flavor that gave it a soft body (not a harsh/rough IPA at all), but still full of flavor. Good beer and was perfect to wash down all the pork. umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle thanks to my summer secret santa. Pours a clear gold color with a big pillowy head that fades slowly and leaves good lacing. Aroma is dank, overripe citrus fruit with peaches, malt, and herbal hops. Tastes a bit harsh. The herbal hops seem to cover up the nice peach and citrus hops a bit. Caramel malt shows up in the bitter, dry finish. Pretty well made but just not the flavors I usually look for in an IPA.
Reid (2621) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2014
22 oz bottle from Trader Joe in Salem OR
pours a a nice clear burnt orange coloured ale. Nice lively carbonation strings rise from the bottom of my glass. Large rocky,bubbly white head.
Lots of citrus and herbal hop notes in the aroma, Almost like lemon drop sweeties used to like in Scotland.
Taste is less sweet but the taste is of lemon,grapefruit and peach in the hops. Very exuberant. The caramel malt in the back ground prevents it going over the top.
Nice smooth easy going mouth feel very nice for a summer quaffer.
Nice beer so easy to drink for its strength. So be careful out there!
Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2014
A: Cloudy orange with a fluffy off-white head.
N: Pine, grapefruit, oranges, leaves, earth, biscuit.
T: Quite bitter. Moderate sweet cracker.
M: Alcohol burn, dry medium body. Resins. Touch watery.
O: Dry west coast IPA. Doesn’t lose the hops in the malt. Solid beer in a crowded field. boxofrane (2559) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Draft at tjs. Pours clear amber with a small off white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma has pine, some grapefruit, a bit of a caramel maltiness. The taste has a nice bitterness, sweet grapefruit and orange juice. Very nice. stevoj (5565) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bitter and bracing double from this Oregon brewery. Amber in color with small beige head. Hops kick in immediately, sharp and biting. Everything expected from a double. andrewje41 (4236) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2014
Draft pour. Amber color. Piney aroma. This is a solid IPA. A lot of hops and pine. Slight citrus. Very well done.