beernamer (5) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2010 does not count
The best companion to the nachos. The C-note name points to the 100-IBUs of bitterness. It takes a big beer to stand up to a jalapeno-laden chip and C-note came through. Wonderfully. Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
Hazy light brown,rocky white head,tiny intense bead.Light piney hop/sweet malt nose.Citrus fore,big malt mid.Medium strength lasting hop end.Big body, good malt backbone.Perfect balance. Yummy! jcwattsrugger (12525) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a foamy to rich tan head that laces and dark copper color. Aroma is nice sweet pine/citrus-grapefruit. Taste is very dry, quite bitter pine/resin/citrus-grapefruit hops, puckering. A palate killer that was mostly raw hops at the beginning. Half way through the pint, it still had its raw edge but was quite enjoyable, although the balance scale seemed 6 parts hops 1 part malt. Great beer. Although no way a session beer. Thanks to skourtis for this trade with jwc215 & me. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Excellent beer. A bit dark for an IPA, but I have
seen other IPA like that. Hops leak through
the whole beer. However, unlike other overhopped
offerings (Rogue Brutal Bitter, Mash House IPA) this
one has a truly wonderful blend of hops. I can actually
taste the malt, and I don't feel that I have to soak my
tongue in saltwater just to be able to taste again. Nice
smooth flavor. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2005
On tap at New Old Lompoc. Kind of a clear orange/amber with an off-white head. Beautiful, grapefruit, peach and pine hop aroma. Brewed with Centennial, Crystal, Cascade, Cluster, Chinook and Columbus so you have an idea of what a fabulous grapefruit/pine/resinous hop orgy this is. BUT, there is plenty of sweet malt backing it up with some caramel in there. Pleasant sweetness, bitter hop finish. Full, round and creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation. Great lacing and head retenion. Really nice stuff.
OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2006
On tap at Uber Tavern in Seattle.
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Pours amber with a modest white head and nice lacing. Great big c-hop aroma, some citrus but also floral and woody and absolutely delightful. The flavor is a lovely hop showcase, with a marvellous leafy flavor unadulterated by the sort of sweet malt-and-resin that creeps into so many otherwise delightful IPAs. Good mouthfeel, crisp, no alcohol burn, appropriately full for the style.
I’m extremely impressed here. Wonderful beer.
Amber color nothing attention getting. Centennial, Crystal, Cluster, Chinook, Cascade, and Columbus hops; this is a hopheads dream.. very nice bitter finish. cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2007
On draft. Excellent hop-lover beer; appearance was slightly cloudy, producing an accompanying grassy mouthfeel and strong grainy-filmy taste and finish. I’ll have to go back for this again. spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Pours hazy amber with a cream color two finger head and copious lacings. Aroma is one of the strongest and most pleasant (for a hop lover) beers I have ever encountered. Lots of resinous hops.
Taste is complex hop flavors including pine, resins, medium citrus, earthy, and some leather. The malts are quite pleasant and support the overall bitterness very well. The bitterness builds slowly but never becomes unpleasant. Grapefruit lingers on the tongue. Drinkability is exceptional and compares well with another 100IBU favorite whose initials are PTE. I can’t wait to try this on tap in Portland. liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, dank, and resinous, with hints of biscuit and barnyard. Taste/Palate: creamy; starts sweet; finishes bitter.