Reid (2676) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2014
16 oz can from Lifesource in Salem.
Pours a good looking deep gold almost light amber in colour with a huge eggshell white frothy thick head.
Sweet fudgey malts with an wgiff of grassy hop.
Smooth caramel and hop taste..very well balanced, malts win..this is like a bock or maybe a GREAT malt likka!
LIked the mouth feel on this ..thickish and creamy.
I have to say i liked this beer but it is not an IPL.
THis is however a great Malt liquor! Bill Becker (2010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Served cellar temperature from a 12 ounce can.
it pours a clear red with an ample had a foam about two fingers worth.
The smell has a kind of a spicy hop aroma with a solid malt backbone. I would describe the hop aroma is a piney like with slight grapefruit.
The taste well it’s very hoppy, pine with a low level of grapefruit, spicy hops permeate the flavors. The malt comes across as caramel malt sweetness some grain. The flavor from the hops create a really bitter note that last right through to finish.
The mouth feel borders on full with adequate carbonation on.
This certainly is a full flavored India pale lager that can fill you up pretty quickly so the drinkability is not off the charts but it’s very good. dfearnley (2405) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Can to pint glass
Consummation: Sweet hoppy plum.
Adjunct: Hazy amber with a short lived voluminous white head; sweet and fruity aroma; after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Draft at NCBC. Pours a hazy dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Lots of sheeting lace. Mild toast and caramel nose with some crackers and a tiny bit of mint in the background. Creamy medium body with lively carb, very firm and dimensional. Toast, nuts, crackers, grass, and mint on the mid palate with a savory finish. douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2014
16 ounce can. The name of this beer changed. Anyway, pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of caramel and citrus hops. The flavor is malty, clean, crisp lemon and orange peel, a bit of dusty caramel. Good beer. Quite bitter at times.
crackedmachine (536) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a thick and foamy light-beige head. Aroma of piny hops, grain, slight hint of booze. Flavor is initially sweet and fruity, becoming more of a crisp, lightly sweet pils with extra bitterness. Bitter, slightly boozy finish. This might have been nice as a lighter-bodied alternative to the usual hoppy ales, but at 7 percent it’s no more sessionable than a standard IPA. DuffMan (10773) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
On tap @ F.X. McRory’s, Seattle. Tawny amber with a thin off-white head. Toasty grains with soft fruity undertones, pleasantly full bodied. Better than expected. Dogbrick (14331) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Sample at Duck Island Saloon. Clear orange pour with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, malt and yeast. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, earthy hops and yeast. The finish is grainy malt up front with an earthy yeast aftertaste. Decent overall. cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2013
on tap, pours a lovely amber gold with a thick tan head that laces well. Nose is light but pleasant, malts, yeast, hints of grapefruit and pine. Very pleasant bitter/dry attack with a nice balanced malt, hop note. clean crisp finish. Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2014
16oz can, seeking the strong lager style. Pours crystal clear copper with big rocky head. Very attractive. Aroma: biscuit, grass, some citrus, somewhat herbal, cracker. Taste: reasonably sweet, lightly bitter finish. Hop presence not as pronounced, either in flavor or bitterness, as I would have expected from the name. Wait ... Give it enough time and the bitterness creeps in and grows. Caramel sweetness. Light-medium body. Overall: I’m confused by this whole ipl classification I’ve seen around. I’m sure one of these days I’ll have one that nails it and it will all become clear.