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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The Fire Station 5 beers are brewed by Portland Brewing exclusively for the Fred Meyer grocery store chain. A well-hopped, deep golden ale with a malty, full-bodied taste and refreshing finish. Sip and reflect on long journeys to exotic lands.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
This Ipa is not bad. The hoppy flavor is finished with a nice bitter taste. Not bad for such a small brewery.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Dark golden. Citrusy hop aroma with faint pine, spice, and applejuie. A little weak with some carmelly sweet notes. A grapefruit rind finish kind of turned me off though. I wonder if they are using Amarillo hops in here...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fgfats (10) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2003
One of the better IPA's that I have had. Very nice balance of flavors with a nice hoppy taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2003
Bought 1 to try. Not a spectacular IPA but not bad either. Reasonably hopped and perhaps a bit rough? in the finish. A tad thin. Reminds me of Redhook IPA..

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2003
floral grassy hop aroma. bronze color, minimal head. sweet malt that doesn't complement the hops well at all. drank in the car on the way to wyoming

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MrGregAD199 (65) - Medford, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2003

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2002
This was alright. Strong hop flavor and scent make this an acceptable IPA. Only tastes a little bit mass produced. Very good for something made by Fred Meyer. Try the porter too.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1150) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Picked this up at a Fred Meyer in Seattle. Know very little about it, but this is a good drinking IPA. Nice head, great color in the glass, has a nice balance of flavors. Like kingpinhead, I found it really suprising.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2002
8/18/02: This is one the house brand offerings from the Fred Meyer grocery chain. Aroma is surprisingly fresh--very nice fruit/hop nose...Color also attractive light copper/amber with acceptable head and lace. Flavor features nicely bittered hop profile with slight tangy edges, which turns grapefruity in the finish. Body is a tad lighter than optimum, but it is not watery. Malt could supply a little more flavor support as well for balance, but this has plenty of flavor as it is. This is a most pleasant surprise. Information is scant on the so-called ’Fire Station 5’ operation, meaning it is almost certainly a contract product. Regardless, it is most drinkable and enjoyable at a very reasonable price. Re-Rate 9/17/02: Opinions on internal qualities hold as before, but this time it looked quite stunning in the glass--orange tints and a fine rilled head...Not bad for a house brand at all!


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