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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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Yes, I too was lured into buying this bomber at the amazing price of under $3 from my local Fred Meyer. Am I disappointed? not really. You get what you pay for and this is an optimum example of that logic. Pours a deep golden, copper highlights, with plenty of fluffy white head. So yes, it passes the eye test. Aroma is primarily of old dried orange peel, light but dusty caramel malt and spring flowers.Tastes pretty straightforward and very simple, some light malty notes followed by light caramel sweetness, a smooth bitterness tries to round out the finish. Am left with a somewhat wet/watery sensation in the mouth. There are many much better IPAs out there that only cost $.50-1.00 more per bomber.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bomber. Lured in by the low price.....I guess you get what you pay for. Very week IPA. Weak sauce for a brewery to label their beer with a different name. Yeah Iím talking to you Pyramid. I feel taken advantage of.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2011
light copper gold yellow in color, lots of lacy head - aroma of grapefruit and pine - sharp and somewhat bitter pine flavor is followed by orange and malt hints - beer seems a little thin on the palate

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Have to admit I was sucked in by the packaging and price at a fred meyer store. Did not know this was brewed by pyramid or I would have steered clear. Overly malted IPA, very bready in taste. Clear orange in color. Not what an IPA should look like at all. At least the alcohol content isnít bad at 6.5%.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Pours a deep orange-amber with a smallish head. Delicious nose of juicy mandarin drenched in caramel, with just a bit of pine. Slightly malty flavor, stale hops... nice bitter aftertaste. Flavor doesnít do the aroma justice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (2552) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Still discovering old rating notes saved in other online formats -- this one from years ago (no idea where an when). Clean citrus and pine ipa taste - on the malty side and a little bready.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1584) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2011
It was cheap, and Iíve been on a budget lately, so I tried it. Fairly weak all around IPA with concentration around the malt, at least thatís how it tasted. Looking this up and seeing who made it makes sense now as to why it tasted so...plain, and simple.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cartertr (29) - Ellensburg, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Iím biased because Iím not an IPA fan. But this honestly tasted like I was drinking a christmas tree.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Nice up front, but underwhelming in the finish and aftertaste. Malt side is toasty and chalky, with nips of cocoa, but it lacks depth. Hop side is decent at first (very floral and grassy), but the aromas fade fast, and the mild bitterness in the aftertaste is somewhat one-dimensional. Overall, itís not that bad; itís just not very exciting or multi-layered.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sleeper (91) - Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Not a very pleasing IPA. Musty hops with a slow aftertaste. Iíll try another but Iím not expecting fireworks.


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