Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUL 27, 2016 bpreo (2840) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tough beer. One of the breweries highest in alcohol. The atypical in your face Pacific North-West IPA.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a burnt/bronzed orange to brown color with a quickly dissipating white foamy head that left a speckled thin white lacing.
The smell started off with a bitter to sweet grassy hoppiness. Light honey, some tobacco. Delicate pine - super far underneath.
The flavor takes all of the previously mentioned aromas to combine gently to a slight sweet contour rolling into the aftertaste. Quick sweet caramel finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sipping to sessionable sort of sly feel to it. Carbonation rides fairly light all around.
Overall, for a DIPA, it works, mostly nothing over the top, but I could see myself coming back to if needed. chinchill (5010) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap in Sisters Oregon.
The body is deep amber; good clarity with a very good white head.
Medium body with medium carbonation.
Moderately bitter; more in the aftertaste. Too bitter overall. teamsale (273) - Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear golden copper with a one finger beige-white head and great lacing. Smells a woodsy citrus olive. Tastes malt citrus hoppy but really well balanced. Bitterness is medium but long lasting. Aftertaste is floral. biirusaikou (2705) - - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle. Nose of overripe peach, pineapple, marmalade flavors are more or less the same with light bready and piney notes, somewhat feels a tad too mild if not watery, fairly dry finish. Goes down pretty smoothly, a bit too simple maybe for the abv but still a fairly decent hoppy brew. Gerbeer (3753) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
650 ml bottle. Pours a copper color with moderate head. Aromas of candied fruit and bread dough. Flavors of candied fruit, light pine, and sweet malts and sweetened pineapple.
slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Lightly floral aroma with a good amount of malt, pine and citrus. Flavor a little warming, similar to aroma. A decent but not great IPA. Might have a little age on it. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2015
22 oz bottle. In Hawaii Tasting with IslandHaole. Thanks Dan!
Murky mid-brown color with a small white head.
Dryish hops, malt, mild yeasty notes and mild bitterness in the aroma.
Resiny hops, moderate bitterness, malt and some yeasty notes in the flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone IslandHaole (1268) - Misawa, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2015
Deep Gold/Light Orange, beige head with well balanced scent, floral hops, cotton candy, Mandarin Oranges. Good hop flavor profile with an interesting blend of floral/pine/citrus and a funky dusty quality, sticky sweetness, slick feel. An interesting beer, 22 oz is plenty to drink. reebtogi (6270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
650ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and tropical fruits with some caramel and grainy notes. Taste is a grapefruit hop bitterness with a tropical fruit and malty sweetness. Slightly grainy mouth feel. Medium bodied with good carbonation that tickles the tongue. I really enjoyed this one. Recommended. mjg74 (3106) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bomber from Winco. Hazy amber in color upon pouring. Sweet and slightly fruity nose. Good hoppiness up front with a bit of sweetness. Good deal of hoppiness throughout. Good balance with a bit of sweetness and malts. Solid 2IPA.