slowrunner77 (1550) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"This one defied style a bit. Oddly hopped...not sure of the variety used but it was jam packed with flavor and aroma for a 5% brew. I dug this one, though it paled in comparison to the IPAs. Get it? Paled??"
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light, clear white head
Smell light strawy, grainy honey
Taste sweet grain, tasty
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden amber color, medium head. Aroma of fruity caramel. Taste is similar.
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Poured a golden colr with good carbonation presenting a nice white cap with some bubbles and light lacing
S: Floral notes with some grains
T: A nice light floral note backed by a very light dash of citrus, a bit sweet and a finish of grains on the end
M: Light body, easy to drink and well carbonated
O: Good beer which is tasty enough, light enough to session
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught@Engine No, 9 brewpub, Tacoma, WA
Clear golden color, small white head. Not much aroma, some light maltyness. Light-bodied. Dusty, a bit woody hoppyness. Light lingering Saaz bitterness in the finish. Not the most interesting beer, not much going on.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
slightly better than their ipa, but not by much. this place is unimpressive.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 12, 2009
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head, scattered lace
Aroma: sweet crystal aroma, light citrus, touch of fruity orange
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light balancing bitterness, touch of citrus, light spicyness if followed by a long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is of a touch of old cut grass and a little malt. Pours a golden tone with no head. The flavor is also a touch malty, I guess sweat is the way Tom describes it, and that could work. Some grassy hops, a touch of sweetness. Lingering off flavors in the mouth akin to the amber ale.
after4ever (6125) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at the brewpub. Possibly the wooden spoon of the evening. Crystal clear medium amber with a slim gray rim. Sweaty neutral-ish nose. Watery light body. Butter and sweat mid-palate. Blecch.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Engine House #9 in Tacoma, WA--Copper orange pour, murky and par for the course as far as appearance goes. Nose of caramel malt sweetness and mild hoppiness. Unbalanced, sweet, dull mouthfeel. Homebrewy. Not very complex at all. So far these EH9 brews are quite disappointing.