BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Amber with a small creamy white head. Smells like hops and toffee. Taste hoppy and caramel. BuckeyeBoy (8853) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2007
On tap at the Old Market Portland OR. Pours out amber topped with a white head. A nice hop aroma. With the name Hop on one would think IPA???? Sarlacc83 (2430) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2014
A: Opaque copper with a thin white head.
N: Substantial spruce and earth. Pineapple, grapefruit, biscuit, and even a hint of rapsberry.
T: Densely bitter - submerged leaves. Minor sweetness.
M: Medium body, very dense with lower carb levels.
O: a throwback brew, what I remember drinking a lot of when I first started my beer journey. mcberko (19803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
On tap at Old Market, pours a crystal clear amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of resinous hops, some pine and toasted bready malt. Flavour is robust, with Belgian yeast, bready malt, some caramel and a wallop of resinous dry hopping. Long bitter finish that works pretty well. Nice stuff. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Date: September 22, 2009
Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet crystal and caramel malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, earthy and floral with a touch of citrus, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Date: September 23, 2009
Appearance: muddy and chunky burnt orange, creamy beige head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt and citrus hop aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, touch of crystal and caramel sweetness, plenty of balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
On tap at the Old Market. This brew’s flavor let me down a bit from the initial crisp big hop nose. Lots of hops in the aroma give this brew a sweet hop start. The flavor however has a big lemon soap presence to it, reminds me of electrasol detergent. Very oily on the palate, this brew had some great potential with all the big hops, but the soapiness really ruined this brew. Theydon_Bois (21417) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Keg at the brewpub, Beaverton, 11/11/14.
Clear golden amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is hops, bitter orange, caramel malt, sweet notes, earthy.
Taste comprises caramel malt, biscuit, light hop presence, sweet, mineral notes, bitter orange.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Adequate. microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2003
A dark golden color with a diminished head. A bitterness up front with some sweet caramel to follow. Fair. stchloe (1118) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2009
For an IPA, not quite bitter, for an amber too much. Kind of a weird brew, but good nonetheless.