cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Pours cloudy amber, big white head. No real nose, very weak. Taste is a mix of hops and malt that just doesn’t work that well for me. Finish is okay, nothing special. deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 18, 2013
A- a filtered amber orange with an egg shell tan head that quickly dissipates and has weak lacing. S- aromas of grain, and valid malts, overripe apples and soap. M- medium body and a medium palate with decent but not solid carbonation. T- sharp beginning that does not have a lot of distinction or character but evolves into hop notes, grass and bitter soap. Middle to end is more malty and grainy - both muddled. Ending is brown sugar, malts and faint grapefruit that quietly recedes into a very faint bitterness that does hold on. Everything is fairly simple but enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Sampled during VCBW 2013 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC pouring a golden orange color with a small white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is light citrus and caramel. Taste is a citrus hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A decent brew, but not quite up there with some of the best. RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Aroma is sweet grain, slightly boozy, and fruity. Full bodied, sweet, and boozy. Finish is on the bitter side with a lingering sweetness. Okay. AdamGott (387) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 9, 2013
amber, cloudy, slight orange color - aroma of light citrus - very malty, too sweet - lingering bitter grapefruit
vadie (1257) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Ambrée/orange avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme est principalement l’houblon avec un peu d’agrumes. Difficile à boire. ACHops (1690) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2013
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours opaque orangish amber with very thin head. Aroma is thin hops and semi-sweet caramel malt. Taste is big syrupy lightly toasted caramel malt with sharply bitter piney hops on the finish. Not enough hops to balance this malt. Then again, if this is "English-style IPA", that’s probably about right. A bit unexpected from Ninkasi, probably one of my least favorites I’ve had from them. WheatKing (1351) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours amber, small white head (heh). Aroma does not jump out as expected, lots of crystal mixed with resin and earth, all those other hop characteristics are there but in the background. Flavour: Buttload (a real measurement, look it up) of resins mixed with caramel, some alcohol in the background. Finish is that hoppy sweetness that comes out from resins. I know hops are supposed to be bitter but this is how I describe it... am I crazy? Alcohol too. MrPresentati (39) - Gualala, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Not Good. No balance, just brutal bitterness front to back with long-lingering unpleasant bitter aftertaste. I am a fan of Double IPA’s, but this stuff is undrinkable for me. trujahwarrior (515) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2013
22oz bottle poured into my new Spiegalau ipa glass. Pours an amber color with a thick off white head that leaves decent lacing. Smells of dough, grapefruit, toffee, and caramel. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a decent hop bite in the back end. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation and a dry finish. Its nice to see something different on the ipa market in the northwest. You can definitely taste the malt forward English style used but then ninkasi added the extra hoppy northwest style element not traditionally used. Very nice.