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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

HH's rating

   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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (2964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2015
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a bright clear orange color with a lasting fizz head. Earthy hop aroma. Orange fruit, and hop forward flavor with a bitter finish. Orange flavor is a good highlight. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wedgie9 (2639) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2014
From notes. Tasted on 12/23/12 from a bottle. Pours clear orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is citrus and resin hops with some candied orange peel, and a bit of caramel malt. The flavor is a bit more bitter and hop focused with the caramel malt acting as a nice backbone. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter caramelized orange peel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3887) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Every time I had this beer, I had it in a pint glass. The appearance was a decent orange brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated leaving a decent lacing sticking finely to the sides of the glass. The smell tried to be hoppy bitter, but was basically just bitter to be bitter. The taste was bitter at times and then it showed some sweetness to it as it ran back and forth. There was no aftertaste nor was there any finish. On the palate, it sat a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable quality to it. Overall, this was a basic AIPA and most likely one I probably won’t revisit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (4032) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8588) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nikiel (879) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1458) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gription79 (2840) - 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.

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