thedm (6180) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2007
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated light brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of malt and mild hops. Not one that I would buy again. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Nice light bronze hue with decent head. Flowery and sticky in the mouth feel. Herbal with a bitter finish. Skyview (6034) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2007
On draught at the 5th Quadrant during ABA Beer Tour 07. Pours a cloudy orange amber brew with a thick off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is multiple hops (citrus, flowery and grassy) all in one. Very complex. It is almost like a hop plantation in a glass. Could also pick up some caramel and earthy herbs in the aroma. Taste is well balanced, almost syrupy with flavors of bready malt and citrus hops. Finish is a little syrupy, sweet and then a dry citrus aftertaste. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Tap at their 23rd location... this one poured a hazy red/orange tone with a thin white head, nice lacing. Typical IPA aroma and most typical IPA flavors like strong hops, pine and herbs, and a caramel undertone. This one specially reminds me of Pyramid’s Thunderhead IPA. Even though it’s nothing unique for me, it’s still a solid rendition of the style that deserves a good rating. Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Love this beer. On draught at the New Old Lompoc. I liked it so much i wanted to fly a 5 gal. keg wiht me back to GA! At any rate thick and hazy, it sports a persistent head laced wiht the amber copper color of the brew. Sweet but balanced wiht wondoerful west coast hops. only in Portland can you find so much goodness in such a modest looking bar. Wonderful.
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Very dark amber with minimal head. Smells of sharp hops and tastes of a hop explosion. Extremely smooth mouthfeel goes with a very pungent aftertaste. This one is a winner for the hop blast! harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2006
On tap at New/Old Lompoc on NW 23rd Avenue, Portland. Hazy copper colour, lasting off white head. Sweet sherbert hop aroma. Rose petal fruit in mouth. Malt is ok. But is then overtaken by this huge mix of sherberty sweet hop. Not astringent nor overly bitter, but just extreme sherbert. Some grapefruit. Finish starts as beer begins. Just way too hoppy. Nice rose petal and grapefruit though. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Amber color nothing attention getting. Centennial, Crystal, Cluster, Chinook, Cascade, and Columbus hops; this is a hopheads dream.. very nice bitter finish. OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2006
On tap at Uber Tavern in Seattle.
Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 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.
Cloudy amber. Woody, grapefruity, leafy aroma. Moderate bitterness. Lots of toasty, caramelly malts and chewy, woody hops. Not bad, but a bit too much crystal malt for my liking.