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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
So here we are 25 years later. Very humbled, grateful, and amazed that we got here in one piece. Still a mix of beer geeks and boardheads. Still independent. Still trying to find that perfect balance between art and commerce, work and play, inspiration and perspiration. Thanks for supporting us for all these years, and next time you’re in Hood River, stop by for a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1030) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Couleur presque marron avec un col beige stable. L’arôme de malt grillée, un peu sucré. Un goût du malt grillée avec plein de caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
cloudy amber, off-white head with long retention and a little lacing. caramel, biscuit, citrus, spruce, resin, lots of alcohol. medium sweet, medium bitter. medium-full body, slick feel. not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Hazy copper color wth an orange hue and a scattering of off-white foam. Aroma is heavy and dense malt with toasted grain and darker raisin and barley style notes. Taste is dominated by sweet malt with light oxidization and heavier raisin, caramel, and darker fruit flavors. Some lingering hop bitterness but it’s almost hidden under all the heavy malt. Makes me think of an Englsh barley wine. Even, coating mouthfeel. Nice sipper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Cloudy copper pour with a creamy white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, and spice. Caramel, toffee, bread, and raisin flavor. Easy to drink for 9%. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bomber poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of bread, earthiness, carmel, white raisin and light brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, earthiness, fruittiness and light carmel with a smooth lingering earthy fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1154) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Very orange pour. small head good retention. Smells of spices; nutmeg, clove and malt. Tastes both sweet and bitter, resembling an esb. well defined citrus pine hops and caramel malts. Also orange flavors. Odd legume/bean flavor halfway through. Well hidden alcohol under the intense hops and malt. Sorta like beer concentrate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (726) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Appearance was cloudy copper caramel with diminishing creamy 1 finger Off white head , spotty lacing. Aromas are caramel, toffee, pale, crystal sweets malts, hops are tiny as with alcohol. Taste are sweet malt backbone of toffee, brown sugar, caramel, touch of bourbon or maple. Slight alcohol and grapefruit, pine, orange hops. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, lasting sweet malty slightly hoppy bitter finish. A different brew with a strange different recipe. I likey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5160) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 13, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a hazy dark red brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was sweet and malt hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish. The sharp flavor contained notes of sweet hops and malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 11, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130223]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (1084) - , Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
bomber to glass; decent aroma of malt, grapefruit, and caramel. nice dark amber pour. Taste is overpoweringly cough syrup and hops. congrats neither a pale nor a dopple bock wtf.

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