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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A strong pale ale, highly hopped, but still balanced.


NICU's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NICU (12) - Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle purchased at By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA. Pretty tasty stuff, but the slight diacetyl (sp?) tinge kept growing as the beer warmed and left me with a slippery feeling in my mouth that I don’t enjoy. The aroma was great and the appearance was clean, bright, and golden, but I had to ding it on the flavor and palate because of the diacetyl. Next time I’m in Bellingham I’ll certainly try it on tap, but I’ll be hesitant to buy bottles again unless I know they’re fresh.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7230) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange copper with a modest off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with lots of grapefruit-like hop bitterness. Very thick flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12043) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy orange copper with a white head. Aroma of cooked peach and pine? Near full bodied. Flavor is frui, floral, resin and somewhat roasty malt. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (308) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
This was a tasty IPA, nice hop character and really good mouthfeel. With strong, but balanced bitterness. I enjoyed this one

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1100) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft pour at Beer Authority. Pours a thick, cloudy copper color with a fading, head. Hop front aroma. Initially sweet malt flavor with a long transition to a bitter hop finish. Maybe a bit too bitter, if your preference is anything like mine. A pretty standard IPA here. Good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is caramel malt, bread, and citrus hops. Sweet malt and sweet floral hops on the flavor. Medium bodied with ok carbonation, and a good floral/citrus bitter. very ok beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
greenclansman (886) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - AUG 26, 2014
Orange color, nice foam. Hoppy aromas very hidden...balanced weak taste of hops and malt. Some caramel malt. Not impressive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1201) - Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Deep amber with a tangible foam head. Good malt body with notes of caramel and bread. Aroma is pine, citrus, and floral. The bitterness level is well balanced. Hop flavor comes through and the finish is not too dry. A good beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BucannonXC5 (1019) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
Type: 16-oz. bottle Glass: Pint glass From: MacKenzie River Pizza in Spokane, Wash. Price: $3.50 (Happy Hour) Purchased: March 21, 2014 Consumed: March 21, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a dark orange, murky color with one finger of white head when I got it. Below average lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-below average retention on the top. Smelled Smarties candy, floral hops, light grapefruit, citrus hops, lemon juice and rubbing alcohol. Really hard to find though. Tasted candied floral hips, light bitter grapefruit, booziness, rubbing alcohol, citrus hips and buttery notes. Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Astringent finish. Nothing too special. Would not have it again, although this was my second time having it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4097) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Draught. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has some very nice hoppy elements to it, with some piney and herbal notes coming off it. Taste is pleasantly bitter, though it feels just slightly heavy. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1159) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Draft to tulip Caramel, grapefruit, flowers, and tropical fruit Cloudy amber with a thin white head. Lots of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and caramel...very sweet.


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