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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A full-bodied, copper India Pale Ale. Fairly strong alcohol content and an aggressive fresh hop quality. Original Gravity 1.084


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Had this beer from the cask at boundary bay. Best beer I’ve had by a long shot. The aroma is a perfect tempered grapefruit citrus. The beer itsel is smooth and was served at the perfect temperature. The beer had a perfect, light-tan head and a rich caramel color. Yum!


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (435) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Orange pour with a sweet, malty aroma. Citrus fruit flavor with an overwhelming amount of malt. Very hop heavy finish as well. A little boozy. Tastes strong. Overall, pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (689) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
On tap @ Hudson. Pours dark orange copper with thin white head. Aroma is big boozy caramel malt with faintly spicy hops in the back. Taste is similar up front - heavy sweet caramel malt with bitter earthy floral hops. Rare, tasty beer, lots of anticipation for this unless you’re in Bellingham. Doesn’t quite live up to the hype, but that’s a tall order. Not bad, all considered.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2055) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2013
6.5% on tap at CBB, 700 yen for a half pint. A clear light copper color with a bitter hoppy taste, very clean. A nicely balanced malty  backbone perfectly matched with a lemony hop flavor. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Vibrant amber, moderate foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   A little carbonation too.   Resiny nose, citrus side of hoppy, pithy, light alcohol.   Bright resiny and citrus peel on the tongue, bitter but not biting, and very warming.   Makes my ears warm!   Very clean, lingering hoppiness that doesn’t sting.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Solid example, lots of flavor, warming, good malt base so the hops aren’t overpowering.   I seem to miss this one often, but finally after all these years got to try it officially.   One of the better PNW IIPAs.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Tap @ brewpub. Aroma is heavy sweet malt with bready notes and pine/bitterness. Taste is heavy malt with bitterness and some pine. Very malt heavy. Coasting mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Had this beer poured from draft at Taphouse Grill in Seattle. Orange pour. Sourish grapefruit taste with vanilla hints very hoppy. Overall very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2325) - JAPAN - APR 28, 2013
Finally an above average beer from BB. Its a well rounded, almost safe DIPA, but it does do it well. No finesse just a nice drinking floral hop forward beer. Does hide 9% well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle picked up during WA brewer open house. Copper amber color, very little head. Aroma big on caramel, pine as well. Slick texture, full body, soft carbonation. Taste starts pretty sweet but gives way quickly to pine/citrus hop bitterness that lingers nicely. Overall: decent double ipa, but can't help but hope for more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy amber color, with medium sized creamy head. Nice aroma, caramel and hop fruitiness, light sweat. The body is quite good; strong flavor of caramel, some malt, good hops, with provide mild resins in the front, and light fruitiness later; strong but not excessive bitterness.
Solid, good, a bit sturdy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
22 dec 2012, cask. Pink orange and slightly hazy. Nose is peaches and oily lemon hops. Med body and mildly fizzy. Some peaches, bit of resin hops, mild alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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