curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Dog and Pony. Clear light gold, frothy white head. Aroma of deliciously fresh hops, mostly floral and tropical with some light pine in there. Taste is a nice juicy hop flavor, lots of pineapple and floral but still a solid bitter finish. Great stuff and way better than expecting for a house type beer.
CapFlu (4252) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Dog & Pony in Renton, WA, on October 19, 2007. Clear gold body with a thin white foam lid. Nose is pure vanilla, butter. Flavour is very bitter with a strong hoppiness mixing with a tart malted base. Average.
after4ever (5739) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Dog and Pony. Big, earthy, tobacco-y IIPA. Medium brown, clear, with a towering whitish head. Lots of dark, earthy, tobacco notes on the nose and again on the palate. Full bodied but not heavy or cloying. Medium carb. Has to be some Simcoe in there, there’s that tangy tropical fruit, but then there’s that darkness that keeps swirling around, the earth and the tobacco. This is a bit of a twist compared to the other "new ideas" in IIPAs that have been on offer this summer.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Dog and Pony in Renton. A stellar house beer brewed for them by Maritime Pacific. Pours a clear copper with a substantial off-white head – the bartender had her hands full trying to fill the glass with beer. Full body with medium carbonation. The full IIPA character that I love: grapefruit and pineapple over pine, with a full malty backbone to hold it up, and a bit for my sweet tooth.