Eagle Harbor is our interpretation of a classic Northwest IPA. Recently the ’More is More!’ camp have moved this noble style ever in the direction of increased alcohol and bitterness, flashy new hop varieties, and a tendency towards one-upsmanship. We’ve taken a step back, thought about what makes a great every-day IPA, and returned to our beloved NW IPA’s roots. Hops include classic varieties, including Cascade, Nugget, Centennial, Apollo, and US Tettenang. Malts: ESB, Crystal 40, Special Aromatic, Wheat, Carahell, and Sour. Dryhopped and ran through several pounds of whole leaf Cascade in our hopback, Eagle Harbor presents a firm hop aroma, supported by enough malt character to keep you coming back for more.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bremerton Summer Brewfest - Tasty IPA great aroma and flavor. This had a goof backing of hops and the finish was dry.
jcnielsen (2484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bainbridge Island. Pours a copper color with white head. Hoppy, grassy, slight piney aromas. Hoppy, bitter, grassy flavors. Solid clean IPA
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Bainbridge Island, shared with jcnielsen. Pours a burnt orange appearance with an off white head. Grapefruity, slightly piney, sappy aroma. Moderate sweetness. Fairly high bitterness. Lots of citrus fruits. Pretty standard but easy drinking.
TimE (3971) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
moderate bitterness amber yellow color. Med body . Not so sophisticated but enjoyable.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First rate. Fuck yeah shit heads! Nose is nice and floral moderate citrus biscuit toast a hint of caramel. Balanced. Golden amber pour w chill haze and an off white head. Flavors of floral hops a littke biscuit toasted bread touch of dank and a littke citrus. Well balanced drinks nicely.
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