mcberko (18583) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012 krauski (1) - Troutdale, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the best IIPA’s that I have has! The aroma, flavor, snow white head and appearance. The hops are from New Zealand and allows the right amount of malty sweetness to come through. I understand this brew to be very limited and in addition to Widmer’s Gasthaus, it is only on at The Hoppy Brewer in Gresham.
On tap at Saraveza’s IIPA Fest, pours a mostly clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, some stale malt notes, some rotting oranges too. Flavour of over-ripe oranges, a little stale malt, slightly metallic notes and citrusy hops. Something is off about this - a little stale tasting and too refined (filtered). Finishes on a bitter grapefruit and over-ripe fruit notes. Decent, but flawed.