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RATINGS: 138   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.


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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..


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3087) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is hoppy and with some resin tones to it, but smells old, like it’s been sitting on the shelf for a long time. Taste is bitter and hoppy, but also a tad skunky, like the hops are old and have turned. Not really a good IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (1707) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bomber from Fred Meyer’s. Hazy amber with off-white creamy head. Piney, grapefruit hops aroma. taste is sharp and finishes fast and bone dry. Seemed nice on pour, but finish kind of ruins it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light earth and light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with light caramel.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nikiel (870) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours amber/gold with white foam. Smells sweet with hints of pine sap and lemon. Tastes watery, sweet, piney with hints of lemon and wheat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (814) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Hazy light brownish gold with ample head. Aroma is fruity malt. Sweet, fruity, malty with a little caramel. Decent beer. Bitter hops are missing. Would not guess it was an IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PushermanK6 (4) - Medford, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2012 does not count
12 oz bottle. decent maltier ipa. Not overly hoppy for my IPA preference. Rather sweet and malty. Some lingering bitter. Not bad, but better IPAs out there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is fruity/floral/earthy hops, sweet caramel malts. The flavor is sweet caramel malts, toasted malt, citrus/floral/spicy hops. A malt forward IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
From my secret santa. Not bad. Great aroma pine and sweet malt. Aroma is much better that the taste though. I would drink it again, but I wouldn’t seek it out.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2012
In a bottle from Fred Meyer. Pours a dark golden color with some small floaties and a nice white head. Smell is pleasantly hoppy, but the taste doesn’t live up to the smell. A slightly bitter (non-hoppy) aftertaste and this beer is just average.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
22415brewery (370) - 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.


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