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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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American Pale Ale with blueberries, catnip and spices.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (1265) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Draft pour pint at Malt and Vine. Pours a clear copper orange color with a fading head. Fresh hops and sweet berry filled aroma. No flavor hints here. Explosion of sweet blueberry, and vanilla. I think the flavor is a little on the intense side, and too.sweet, though itís overall pretty good. Like a blueberry tea beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nie (30) - - MAY 27, 2015
2 month old bomber. Strong aroma of blueberry and hops. Blueberry up front, hops cutting it before becoming too sweet. A bit of a bitter aftertaste that is different from the expected, it has a bit of the catnip to it. This one is unexpected as blueberry dominates it, but its a welcome change from the regular stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontape (466) - Valley Village, California, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bomber. Pretty crazy. Blueberries tint it a bit, very clear and pretty in the glass. Blueberry muffin nose, straight up. Taste is somewhere between that and a clean pale ale. Possibly a hint of the catnip but the blueberries are the star here. A bomber is a ton even to split, a taster would have been plenty but still fun to try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cobaink2 (174) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Crisp and refreshing summer ale. Don't let the name fool you. It tastes of blueberries, juniper and a slight bit of honey. I'm not sure I'm I'm detecting the catnip, but maybe that is a good thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1468) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber pour. Blueberry vanilla pale is right. Sweet, somewhat bready, gives the impression of a blueberry muffin. A bitter blueberry muffin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Hmmm. I donít think this is retired anymore. Anyway, bomber thanks to Chris. Pours a clear darkish amber color with a small white head. A big fruity berry nose. Sweet fresh hops, caramel, then comes in a big shovel of blueberries, light mint. Super clean and nice. The berries are a bit much, or at least too sweet. But it works.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2015 Tap at the Brewery 7/23/13. Aroma of blueberry and catnip. Iím kidding -- I donít really smell the catnip. But itís sort of cool that itís in there. When we were kids, we used to figure you could get high off of catnip, so we got our parents to let us grow it in the garden "for the cat" and weíd mash it up and eat it and then damned if we didnít feel high though of course, in retrospect, this was pure placebo effect. But I digress. Aroma of blueberry waffles and just a notch of APA hops. Well hopped making it drinkable and worth ordering by the pint instead of simply tasting in a sampler flight. No question that this is the best blueberry ale Iíve ever had, save for Blabeer.Well, and Ithaca Excelsior! Le Bleu. But yeah, blueberries early on the flavor, grading into herbal hops (and catnip, I suppose). Quaffable mouthfeel. Nice beer. 7/4/8/4/16=3.9

Revisit bottle 5/30/15 Well, I guess I went overboard the first time around. Iím just not feeling the love this time. The blueberry comes on as completely extraneous on top of what would otherwise be a reasonable if undistinguished APA. The catnip and hops just seem astringent and the super-late blueberry aftertaste is a bit nausiating. I guess itís sort of interesting, but this is a 3.low beer, not a 3.9. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2. Iíll bump in this direction.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 29, 2013
What a horrible combination of everything, the blueberry is too sweet, the nitro doesn't work with it, it tastes like sweet vomit. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2013
blueberries, caramel notes, somewhat herbal. Couldnt tell you what a fucking catnip smells like. Amber pour, thin offwhite head. Flavors of blueberries, caramel, some herbal notes, a little spicy perhaps. Interesting beer. For the bitches.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6641) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Draft at sb. Pours a clear medium amber with a dense and creamy tan head that lasta forever. Big nose of blueberries; thereís mintiness in the background. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, blueberries, and mint on the mid palate. Long fruity finish. Pretty good--much better than the mere curiosity the catnip in the hop bill might have sugvested.


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