stevoj (4310) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can see why the ratings on this are all over the place. For hop heads, probably a delight. Unassuming aroma, with full on bitterness in the taste, some metallic, some soapy funk. One saving grace is a beautiful pour with nice thick head and lacing.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from tallboy to glass. Copper hue with creamy tan head that lingered. Suspended particles. Aroma is caramel, pine, yeast, citrus oil, grassy. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet followed by a nice hop bitterness that extends through the finish. Oxidation in the finish. Overall this is a decent beer, but is overly yeasty and oxidized. I’m not sure how old the can is (due to a lack of date), so it may be issues with age/handling rather than the brewing.
Sarlacc83 (2097) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 On tap.
A: Clear amber with a lingering white head.
N: Pine, biscuit, leafy, cracker, some caramel.
T: Hopped to hell. Huge early level boil. Slight malt. More bitterness.
M: Medium body. A touch oily.
O: Not a good IPA. Too many hops in the middle, not enough on the nose.
nealm759 (34) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight fruity nose, not much sweetness of malt.
Color is very dark amber almost brown
Taste is super bitter, not much distinction in hop flavor just bitter, little malt flavor to balance this hop beast.
Bitter lingers on the back of tongue for atleast a couple mins.
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Smells like a basic iPA. Tastes basic as well. This isn’t bad, but it’s easy to move on from this one.
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is in "high" demand for a reason! This is a great beer that doesn't blow your mind with the hops or IBU's!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle, pours orange red yellow, no head or lacing. no hop nose, smells like a weak malt. attack is thin, not a lot of flavor, finish is very bitter, actually pretty good, dry and clean. too bad the rest of the drinking experience is lame.
bhensonb (14511) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at OBF. Pours amber brown with a slight beige head. Aroma is rather floral/citrus. Med body. Flavor is a bit roastier malt than expected, but there’s a lot of citrus and perhaps earthy hop. Hop burn! Finishes almost not dry and quite hoppy/bitter. Good.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
July 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Amber color with a thin white head. There is something with this IPA that throws it off balance. It’s enjoyable and drinkable, but something it doesn’t quite come together.
jgb9348 (5927) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep hazy amber coloured body with almost a brown tint and a nice, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of hops, alcohol, earth, light caramel and a hint of pine. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour with a pine and grapefruit note, some light caramel and sugar flavours and a good bitterness at the end showing grapefruit and pine. Aftertaste shows a pungent hoppiness with some strong malt notes and a good bitterness. Overall, a nice IPA, not sublime, but good, with a great malt balance and some good complexity. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Portland (downtown), Oregon for US$4.29 a few minutes ago on 11-April-2013 sampled in my hotel room the same day here in Portland.