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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Trickster IPA


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2010
Draft @ Beveridge Place Pub, Seattle, WA. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma with citrus hints. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16187) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
Draught at King’s Hardware, Seattle
Amber color with compact head. The aroma is hoppy, a bit fruity. Dry and lean mouthfeel, toasty malts flavor, and good bitterness level; the hops are quite resiny.
Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
Seattle Taproom, Seatac. Golden-Amber with a frothy head. Aroma is dry and woody. Chewy up front, with a caramel forward with dryish hop note. Sort of old school but not really - a lighter malt chewiness, with some biscuit. I guess I’d prefer not to talk so much about the malt when drinking IPA but ok.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12149) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma of light stone fruit and citrus. Med + body. Flavor of very lightly roasty caramel and a little citrus and a good amount of light stone fruit. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Trickster Northwest IPA
Date: September 10, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of citrus hops, light sweet pine
Flavor: sweet crystal and pine flavor, lots of citrus, well balanced bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Growler… Hazy orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention eventually leaves interesting lacework. The nose is of resin, pine and tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is of sweet toffee and earthy bitterness. Bittersweet finish. Thanks to SoLan for sharing his bottle!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9181) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a clear amber-orange color with a medium off-white head that evaporates slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of fresh citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of floral hops, citrus and caramel malt. The finish is hoppy with a grapefruity aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Nose brings out biscuit malt, piney hops, and dry zesty notes. Flavour is very dry, with biscuity zesty malt, floral hops, and herbal piney notes. Very smooth and dry. Great IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8497) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2011
draft. clear medium gold; white head. pine and citrus nose, fresh, lively and clean. snappy cracker malt and zesty pine/citrus hops with tingling bitterness and a medium-light body. extremely drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
My Bottom Line:
This crisp American IPA’s polished flavor profile showcases a seamless interaction between citrusy aromatics, honeyed, biscuity malt subtleties and wooden resins in the finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the shiny copper-laden golden, lacing nicely.
-The execution on this one is impressive. This is really professional.
-The mouthfeel is slick and slender, lending great drinkability.
-I guess the only thing missing for me would be tad more personality, but that’s just nitpicking. This is a beautifully-rendered example of the style, flavorful and quenching.

On tap at Brouwer’s Café.


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