SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
22 oz. bottle from Bottleworks. Pours clear bright, orangey amber with a moderate whitish head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of rich fruity malts, with orange juice, caramel and pine. Flavor is also rich and malty, with a nice balancing of brash hops, citrus rind, spruce and herbs. Medium to full body and gently tingly carbonation. This is my idea of a great NW IPA, huge malts and huge hops - hooray! anders37 (27621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2008
Draught @ WABF 2008. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Malty bitter hoppy flavor with hints of citrus. Sweetish malty hoppy finish With a long hoppy bitter aftertaste. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Date: 07/05/2008Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Appearance: cloudy orange, wispy white head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with a lot of fruity character, pine and mango,
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, crystal sweetness bring out the fruity hops, light balancing bitterness grows into a long bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
22 ouncer--Poured a murky golden-orange body with a whitish small head. Citrus, caramel, dull nose. I really hoped this was better than it was. Disappointing. theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2008
22 oz bomber purchased at the Safeway in Sequim, Washington. Pour is a very cloudy golden orange with a nice off white head. Can see residual hop dust hanging in glass, a preview of what is to come! Aroma is strong hop - resin, floral, citrus - a lot of fresh hop aroma going on. Taste is the hoppiness featured in the nose, and also introduces a nice malt backbone. Very fresh hop tasting. Palate is a bit on the thin side, though this really brings the hops to the forefront, which I am sure was the intention. Nice beer.
Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
(bottle from irishboy)honestly it really just reminds me of the 3x hop i had the other day.maybe just a bit lighter.although still pretty solid. sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2008
draft at hopvine in seattle. this was great and really well balanced. not the hoppiest thing ever, but strong floral notes and a pretty well rounded palate. the nose was fairly standard NW hops variety. orange hued, minor head presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
Bottle. Did not see anything about being bottle conditioned! Huge sea of yeast chunks in cloudy orange-yellow beer. Aroma and taste of grapefruit, lots of grapefruit. Light malt. tiffanya (45) - Federal Way, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Flavorful. Hoppy flavors of resinous pine–cedar and grapefruit–citrus. Slightly lingering bitter finish. Perfect slightly sweet, yet hoppy, easy-drinking IPA for a hot summer day. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Great hop presence on the nose - pale cloudy body. Sweet caramel and crystal maltiness with a really great Cascade hop presence. Light grapefruit citrus and very mildly resious. Has a lot going for it - but overall is a little too thin to be a great NW IPA.