ricke49 (83) - La Pine, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2017 oregontarheel (47) - - APR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
69 IBU. Not bad. Not great. Poured from a 12oz can into a frozen pint glass. golden color, very transparent. very little head. Slightly hopy but no real lasting maltiness or bitterness. Not a bad IPA. But definitely doesn’t stand out either.
Remarkable head - long lasting mountains to climb. Basically just a pleasing well-made IPA that does not knock you out with any particular quality...but is surely solid. Moderate bitterness, clean mouthfeel, good tropical notes. Wasn’t gobsmacked...but was satisfied. Maryannw (33) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Golden color. Bright citrus peel aromas. Light on the palate and mild hoppiness and bitterness. Mild tropical, citrus and pine notes. Carries the 6.9% alcohol well. 69 IBU
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Can. Pours golden orange with a white head. Fruity and herbal hops, mild sweet and pale malts, mild-moderate bitterness, and a balanced finish. Not bad. von (7) - - AUG 22, 2017 does not count
Can. Not a particularly good aftertaste but this was an ok beer. I probably wouldn't buy again though.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone UXO (1922) - CANADA - APR 26, 2017
Appearance: slightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of fluffy ivory head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, pine, caramel, tropical fruit, floral. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (3/5)
So, straight to the obvious: is it worthy? Yeah, sure, OK - barely. It’s not quite a turn of the century A/IPA, but it’s not far off it. The aromas and flavours tend to the traditional, with caramel malt not exactly dominant, but emphatically present. On the other hand, the bitterness is more modern. (On yet another hand, I think the brewers have been sampling some other botanicals from Oregon: "And find yourself wrapped in the flower-laiden side arms of Oregon’s lovely hop maidens." is an actual sentence from the label. Oookay then.) Maybe I’m being a little unfair and it’s actually better fresh, but since they don’t date the bottles, who knows? (14/20)
7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com
RobBestwick (967) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Fresh tropical fruit/grapefruit aroma. Cloudy golden in colour with a frothy white head and good amount of carbonation. Crisp citrus bitter flavours with a touch of bready malt notes. Medium body. Strong bitter finish. Very drinkable. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2016
[24/12/15] Can from Happy Valley Supermarket in Portland, OR: Golden body with bighead. Nose is hoppy, floral. Taste of lots of hops and some citrus. Nice texture with fruits again in the finish. kyzr (1596) - Montana, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Slight cloud dark gold pour with decent white head. Nose of citrus, tropical fruit, and some melon with a touch of malt. Flavor has a bigger bite of hops than the nose leads. Nice balance of malt to hop. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Can. Amber beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit nd light pine flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine linger with light malt. tmalaher (309) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
Slightly cloudy, nice balance of hops and malt. Slight bitter aftertaste. This was from a can but I’ve also had it on tap at the brewery and all their beer is good.