12oz can produces a dull golden body with a massive foamy off-white head. As a 'summer' IPA, I don't think this is a lagered/cold IPA, just a softer, more drinkable version of a WCIPA? It has some softness to it, floral and pithy at times with a pleasant malt backbone that doesn't carry much heft, some grassy bitterness and some sweet notes of orange are present. Not bad.
really solid stuff here, i like the concept of summer ipa, think it should be done more widely, and although i wish this can was fresher than it is, the beer is still very good. these guys have launched in idaho in a big way, lots of different stuff both in package and draft, neat way to hit the market, i appreciate that. this is light golden and close to clear with a frothy inch of white head on it and nice shine. it smells majorly citrusy with grapefruit and tangerine freshness to me, a little bit of herbal hop bitterness, and a simple malt base thats not toasted at all, not wheaty or dense, and has just a little balancing honey sweetness to it, nice proportions and balance while still being light. the hops are somewhat basic here, as in not wildly interesting or anything, but the flavors are pleasant, light pineapple meets bright citrus, and even with a little fade from this being a few months old, it still pops. navel orange, meyer lemon, and mild floral character, really even somewhat delicate, but its also got nice finishing bitterness so its well rounded, nothing too heavy handed. light malt sweetness through most of it but dry at the end and a fast finishing clean ferment with rushing carbonation. maybe not the most memorable beer these guys make, but the hop profile is right on for summer and this is a highly drinkable ipa, even without being at session level alcohol content, well done.
12oz can stamped PKGD: 04/27/20 (about 6 weeks old) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 6.5% ABV 50 IBU. The beer pours mostly bright golden straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a few spots of lacing. The aroma is mild with vague citrus and slight sweetness. The taste is hop forward citrus & pine over a barely there 2-row malt bill. Moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with adequate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good. Nice IPA. Minimal malt and no caramel if you're adverse to that.
12oz single from Lifesource grocery in Salem OR
Pours a nice summery golden body with a large thick and frothy white head.
Intense citrus like hops..even for this late date Orange peel, lemon zest and red grapefruit.
.Taste similar with the grapefruit hops to the fore..some creamy caramel malts come through in the end.
Good medium thick mouth feel but well carbonated.
This was a good beer..but wish i had purchased it 3 months ago!
12oz canned on 05/14/1813:40 (fresh!) and served in a pint glass. Beer is lemony yellow and mostly clear, with moderate white head. Subtle citrus peel aroma. Flavor is fresh and crisp, with a very dry finish, leaving the sharp taste of lemon on my lips. Not much else to say about it. Makes me want fish and chips.
Cloudy amber with a big rocky cream colored head. Head is very persistent and leaves big chunks of sticky lacing. Aroma is bright citrus. The can is unmarked but it smells very fresh. Taste is hop forward with hints of orange and big grapefruit. Mildly bitter, medium light body.
Pours a brilliant gold with frothy white head. Mostly grapefruit in the aroma with a little orange and subtle floral character. Again, mostly grapefruit in the taste, but a little more citrus zest and resinous flavor in the finish. The body is more light than medium and lingers on the tongue with the bitterness. Bitterness is assertive. Carbonation is medium-light. Good beer, something I would drink again, but I'm not hunting it down.
A crystal clear light yellow with a dense, off-white head, this looks great. The nose is decent. Quite hoppy with an earthy and minty note. There's also a strange onion/garlic note present that's rather unpleasant. This is particularly noticeable on the palate, where the onion and garlic, when coupled with the mint and earth have a more savory flavor. Drying, mildly astringent on the finish, this is rather unpleasant.
Hazy, light, golden amber. Foamy, white head with streak lacing. The aroma is ripe fruit, citrus, floral notes, and hits of butterscotch. The flavor is a bit light, pine and grapefruit hops, not overly done. Not too much in the malt department, a bit watery in the finish. Thick mouthfeel. A decent beer overall though, and I would drink another if it were offered to me.
Poured from a can from a six pack purchased at the brewery on my recent trip to Seattle. A beautiful yellow gold with a one finger white head, some lacing but not a ton. Lots of bubbles come up through the glass. Immediately noticed the aromas of lemon and grapefruit, with a good amount of pine and orange mixed in as well. Flavor is similar with a tad more pine and lemon. Mouthfeel is smooth. Overall this is a very well crafted IPA.