troopie (2341) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark orange with thick foamy head. Full aroma of tangerine and pine. Bitter citrus flavour, full bodied and pleasing. Lingering hop finish. There was enough malt to keep this from being too much of a hop bomb. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2009
22. Pours a crystal clear medium amber with a light, frothy platinum blond head. Rich piney nose with hints of grapefruit. Creamy medium body with firm carb showing, very bracing and refreshing and not at all overbearing. Biscuit, a bit of toast, and then plenty of bitter orange peel, pine, and a nice resiny finish. Takes the old British IPA marmalade on toast principle and ratchets it up a bit for the American drinker, using American ingredients. Crisp, clean, and very easy to drink. OldMrCrow (2440) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle from Central Market.
bhensonb (15235) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Big pineapple and citrus nose, some pine. Solid citrus-rind bitterness, plenty of resin, very well balanced. Yeah, the PacNW didn’t really need one more c-hop IPA, but hey, I’ll take one that’s this well put together anytime.
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours a lightly hazy amber with a one finger clingy beige head. Aromas of floral and pine. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is bready caramel, floral hop, but this is overcome by a lot of resin. High IBU. It’s a little astringent. It’s hard to get at the malt, but it’s hiding below all the hop. Truly a NW hop bomb. Course having a honey mead just before this may be coloring my opinion. :) boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle... Poured a amberish/orange with a thick, frothy, off-white head. Floral, hop aroma with a touch of sweet, malted grains. Thick palate, big carbonation. A very floral IPA, low bitterness, like drinking beer candy. A solid balance and a citrus fruit, and earthy grass flavor.
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Grassy, floral, and light citrus hops in the nose. Soft bready/grainy malts as well. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin head and some sticky lacing. Grassy and floral hops up front. Some sweeter fruity malts. Citrusy finish. A little bit juicy. cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bomber served in a tulip. Dark orange color with a slight haze and a tight two-finger white head that is shortlived and not very sticky. Plenty of malts in this one showing on the nose and palate. Medium body amd soft carbonation. Chocolate and bitterness on the finish. Too malty for me. Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Pours and orange copper with yellow-tan head. Aroma is pine, citrus and grass. Flavor is much like 2Hearted by Bells. Crisp, grassy, floral. One of Laurelwood’s best IPAS. Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2009
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer - This one had a very nice aroma. It looked like something out of a dream with a nice copper hue and a 1" creamy head to keep all the goodness in. The flavor was a bit disappointing in that it was a bit malty for my taste, but the hops more than made up for it. Nice beer. neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2009
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland, OR. Colour... orange-amber with no head. Nose... very citrusy hops with a hint of Seville orange marmalade. Palate... very hoppy burst up front, tangy, piney, plenty of grapefruit zest and wedge skin. Nice! And, part of the sales help support a very good cause (see the label on the 22oz. bottles)!!