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Issaquah Arlens Contraband IPA
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Made especially for our friend Bob Brenlin, proprietor of the Latona, Hopvine and Fiddler’s Inn Pubs in Seattle, this is the unleashing of hops in your face, and nose, and tongue and mouth! BIG AND HOPPY! Ingredients: Maris Otter and Munich Malts, Horizon and Amarillo Hops, PacMan Yeast, Free Range Cascade Water.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3341) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2013
On tap handle called Contraband XXXIIPA. Copper-tanned body with decent head. Pungent, grapefruity and leafy co-humulone nose. Lovely blend of musky summer air and piquant grapefruit with a pinch of grass. The body is more grassy and bitter. Not as leafy, but some grapefruit still evident. Slight metallic bitter finish. Solid overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (711) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2012
On tap @ Latona Pub. Pours medium amber with thin head. Light hoppy aroma but huge hop taste - floral, fruity, bitter. Pleasant malt body that sits in the background and lets the hops shine. Very drinkable and honestly compares favorably to many of Rogue’s IPA efforts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2011
draft. lightly hazed bronze body, white head. bright fruit cocktail nose with mostly clean yeast and light caramel malt sweetness. hop-focused and appropriately bitter and acidic which tempers the caramel sweetness. frothy and a little too chewy and big for it’s own good. dry it out a little and bring it down to around 6% and let the fresh, dank hops shine more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
On tap at the brewery 8-6-10. Pours a hazy deep gold with a thin white head. Bold hop flavors of citrus - grapefruit, lemon and tangerine. Malt is clean and dry with a slight biscuit note, but hop flavor dominates. Dry finish with lingering hop bitterness. A good IPA, a bit on the thin and dry side making the hops really in your face.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Cask conditioned. Sticky sweet syrupy caramel malt body. Stale hop character that was heavily piney, funked citrus, and vegetative on arrival. Messy.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Contraband
Date: September 11, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, touch of caramel candy, light earthyness
Body: sticky sweet body
Flavor: sweet caramel and pine flavor, touch of citrus with a bitter orange rind character, light peppery spicyness
Overall: liquid hops
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2009
Draft @ Brewer’s on the Bay, Newport, OR. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty hoppy aroma with some hints of citrus. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel and citrus. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2009
I really liked this one. Pours copper with some brownish hues in the background. Lots of "contraband" hops in the nose. Super leafy, herbal. Really enjoyable nose for me. More leafy, herbal, dank hop flavors on top of a dry malty body that showcases the hops amazingly well. Not bitter, but hoppy. So many tasty juicy resins. God damn. I loved it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2009
draft at issaquah brewhouse. hazy light mousey brown. restrained dry grain aroma. creamy mouthfeel, red apple sweetness deep thorough bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Pint of this tasty beer experienced at Latona Pub in Seattle, WA--Soft wispy white head atop a deep hazy amber body. Eloquent bouquet hops nose with crispy cracker backbone and a sticky dry resonance that amalgamates the carious characteristics of its complexity. Quaffable, soothing with vibrant yet not overbearing grapefruity citrus waves that beckon any AMerican IPA lover.


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