HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Starts hoppy, malty sweetish middle, diminishing to a lingering hop bitterness. A good brew. I prefer the assertiveness of Diamond Knot to this and they are closer to me.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This golden-honey colored IPA has a pleasantly smooth hoppiness with few detracting qualities. A great selection from this style.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 1, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2003 The least of the Big Three Beers from Seattle,(Hale's Pale and Mac and Jack's Amber are the other two)this limited-production IPA is still quite good. Assertively hoppy and dry, with a fine malt backbone, its a beer I could drink in copious quantities. However, there are quite a few superior IPAs out there, specifically Lagunitas and Big Daddy IPA from Speakeasy.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - JUN 25, 2000
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2007 Hazy, slightly darker amber than the Scarlett Fire. Aroma is mainly woody but also a bit orangey. Fairly mild bitterness for style. Hints of forest and caramel. The finish is mild, maybe a bit woody.