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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Chinook, Cascade, and Glacier provide bitterness, assertive citrus fruit and earthy hop flavors, and the long lip smacking finish to this delicious IPA. Ingredients: Malt = Pale, Crystal 40L, Malted Wheat. Hops = Chinook, Cascade, and Glacier. Yeast = Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale Specs: ABV = 6.0% O.G. = 1.064/15.7P IBU = 68


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Tap @ Latona. Cloudy dark gold pour with a short white head leaving a coarse lace. Pine and grapefruit hops, medium body of lightly roasted malt lending some toastiness and sweetness. Pretty standard PNW IPA, better as their 5-star chile variant.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Draft in Seattle. Cloudy amber orange with a small off white head. Aroma is citrus, malty, pine resin and dough. Flavor is fairly bitter with some light malt sweetness and no real alcohol taste. Medium body and pretty dry. Solid IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (537) - Portage, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2013
On tap at Cactus, Seattle, WA. Pretty cloudy brown pour with remnants of foam on top. Mellow IPA scent, fresh citrus hops, slightly bitter. Really well blended between malt and hops. I found lots of similarities to Two Hearted. Average carbonation and slick mouthfeel. Finish is a bit sour and moderately dry. Very nice surprise from the pacific northwest.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (591) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2012
On tap @ Arena Sports Magnuson. Pours dark copper with thin lingering head. Aroma is floral hops and a hint of malt. Taste is rich malts up front: medium roasted with caramel and bready flavor. Hops come on later, but they’re nice too with grapefruit and pine notes. Big Al is quietly cranking out some of the best local beers in the area from White Center. BTW, I strongly recommend their taproom if you’re in the area - great beers and they’re super friendly. As for this one, a well above average IPA with a rich malt profile.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarryBeast (454) - - JUN 18, 2012
On draft. Copper coloured with thin off-white head. Big aroma of citrus and resin. Grapefruit blast on the first sip, notes of orange and late spiciness. A tasty North West IPA -- I was surprised to see so many low ratings.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
On tap at Alibi Room. Pours a translucent orange/brown. Aroma of vegetables, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin. Flavour reflects aroma. More like a seasonal pumpkin ale rather than an IPA. Mediocre.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (5357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a clear copper with a medium beige head. Aroma of English hops, toasted malts, nutmeg and other spices. Flavour is quite spicy for an IPA - with nutmeg and cinnamon, mild hops (English), balanced by caramel malts. Doesn’t taste like an IPA - decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Draft at Pine Bar. Medium amber. Moderate metallic hoppiness and full body. Decent. (#4084, 2/26/2011)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2011
growler. doughy biscuit nose, some lime peel. golden amber, thin white head. grows in piney bite with each sip, toasty foundation, great mouthfeel, dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (2876) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
burnt orange pour, aroma of piney hops, and some sweet malts. This was a pretty underwhelming IPA. The hops are there, but they are pretty muted, and dull. Being a west coast IPA, i was dissapointed.


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