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RATINGS: 1144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Enter, if you will, all the glorious aromatic complexity of the hop. This big, bold IPA’s intense multi-hop kick gets a subtle dose of restraint from select Crystal and Carastan malts. For discriminating hop heads.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
The beer smells of bananas and pith. Slight caramel malt comes out in the front of the flavor, but the lingering bitterness is just harsh and doesn’t fit with the rest of the beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 Pours brown/amber color. Big lasting head with lots of lace. A very solid beer. Citrusy nose and strong clean bite. This is a beer good enough to be drunken any day of the year.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2006
From a 12oz. hop embossed brown bottle with a blurb on both the neck and front labels with a best before date, 08/23/06. Made a good appearance, poured an cloudy orange hued amber with a fluffy pale tan that settled into a thin foamy lacing, minimal amount of sticking, moderate carbonation overall. Had a citrus hop and caramel malty nose with a little toasted grain and butteriness at the edges. A crisp, hop textured and creamy smooth full bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Leafy citrus hoppiness backed by a smooth, crisp caramel maltiness, a nice rolling hop bitterness on the tongue, toasted graininess, a sweet butteriness shows up towards the end and a hoppy and caramel finish with the well masked alcohol warmth finally coming out. A delicious tasting AIPA from Deschutes, hoppy, but balanced, well worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Piney resin aroma. Floweral, bitter, hop flavor with a less than perfect balance of bready malts. Yaaaaaa...another really hoppy IPA from the west coast. I don’t know why more brewers from the west coast are making a beer like this. (I am being sarcastic)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with cbkschubert - Thanks Craig! - Pours dark amber with a tall offwhite head that stayed very well and laced the sides of the glass. Nice aroma of pine and grapefruit over pretty sweet caramel malts. Flavor was nicely hopped and balanced well with caramel and biscuit malts. Wonderful balanced and medium bodied. A pretty nice IPA and I have to say that the best ones definitely come from the PNW.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Simple or simply enjoyable. After having IPA after IPA I may be able to pull more elements from said beers or distinguish this or that, but realistically my mind is muddled as ever and I revert to the situation at hand which happens to be this beer which happened to be yet another gift from my good friend Doug and it just so happens that I like it. I likED it. I liked it a lot. So there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5285) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
This IPA pours an orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is piney and citrusy. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are biscuty and bready, slightly sweet. A bitter IPA, with lots of grapefruity and citrusy hops as well as some earthy and reisny hops. All the hops are backed by a strong malt backbone. It is most definitely a Pacific Northwest IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Draught at Newport Piza in OB. Yeah, there’s citrus in the nose, more orange than anything else. Not a lot of hops up front though, both in the nose and on the tongue. A nice balance I suppose, as some crystal malt characteristics come through at the start and finish. lacks the punch of most SoCal IPAs, but seeing as this is from Oregon, that’s understandable. A very drinkable and entirely enjoyable beer, but not the first or even the, oh, tenth choice for this hop head. Very nice all the same, just falls short in the hops department. Of particular note: the fluffy tan head diminished rapidly, as it seems with all IPAs, but the lacing on the glass was very nice, and the empty pint looked nothing short of a testament to lacing in general.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2006
The beer dispenses from the 12-ounce brown bottle a blurred orange-brown with a stupendous frothy light tan head, a magnificent crown to the body, after is slow demise, the resultant lace forms a tight skirt upon the glass. Noticed some little fernies floating in the beer also, yum I love that stuff. Nose has a magnificent hop floral aroma citrus like in its crispness, sweet malt, and fresh and mouthwatering this nose, start is sweet at the front, the grain profile perfection, and the top middling in its feel. Finish has a pleasing acidity, the hops, wham, they snap your taste buds to attention, with the aftertaste long and lingering, a real treat this beer, from one of the world’s best breweries, and a long time top five brewery in my book.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Smells of Cascade hops and a dirty freezer upon on pouring. Looks very very dark - not see through either, hazy - the way I like it! Tastes like a crunchy small brew pub IPA, like one of Charles’ from Hyattsville, MD’s Franklin’s Brew Pub. I’d say "woodsy" but that’s been played out. Just a good IPA that sticks too much to your palate...I taste it 28 minutes later!


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