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LaConner India Pale Ale (Bottleworks)

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Contains the actual hop buds/flowers in the bottle. Sold exclusively in Bottleworks, a specialty beer shoppe serving the Seattle area since 1999. Easily distinguised from the regular IPA by the DH written on the cap or the hop flower floating in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2004
An extremely explosive beer, I had it all over my living room - is it the hop flowers in the bottle that makes it explosive? The color is cloudy orange and filled with peaces of hop flowers floating around as well as a white head. The aroma is extremely hoppy and alfa-acid - no worder with all the hops floating around. The flavor is extremely bitter and very hoppy combined with hints of oil. I love this beer except for the explosiveness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Muddy golden coloured with floaties and an off wite head. Aroma of malts, caramel, pine needles and hops. Flavour of hops, grape fruits and pine needles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a hazy orangey golden with - gasp! - whole hop leaves in the brew. Gigantic head, probably propelled by the added hops. Extremely citrusy - grapefruit - aroma. Medium-bodied, dry as hell completely dominated by the great aroma hops. Ends the way it started - dry as a bone. But quite lovely. 220406

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2004
Bottled, thanks cquiroga What was left of after Chris sprayed the room with most of it poured cloudy orange with rich lively head. Fresh dry orangey hop aroma. Salty with rounded mouthfeel. Piney orangey, chewy (oh, sorry, that was just the hop flower stuck in my mouth) finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2005
After having a homebrew with hops in the bottle, and seeing that it was an okay but not great beer, I was certainly not sold on the concept. This starts a little cloudy, with a vibrant orangey-amber hue. Insanely fresh, slightly citric, woody aroma. I don’t think I’ve ever had a beer with a hop aroma this fresh before. Toasty, crisp palate - very hoppy with lingering bitterness. Slightly toasty. The freshness sets this beer apart from other IPAs, and this bottle was 3 months old! That it remains balanced the whole way through despite what would appear to be an unpredictable variable is outstanding. Thanks to Larry Pitonka for finally getting this beer into my glass. I can’t imagine how I would improve this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2004
(strained) Cloudy amber topped by small white head. Aroma is sweet, spruce/pine, grapefruit, light floral. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, pine -- flavorful without being particularly bitter. Light carbonation, medium body with some resin. Alcohol is invisible. Very tasty treat. Thanks to motelpogo for bringing this for me during his America tour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Orange hazy wonder with huge chunks of hops floating in the bottle. Smeels like a fresh bag of hops in your face. Awesome. Intense hops well balanced with sweet fruity taste. Sawesome body. Too bad the hop leaves tend to stay in your mouth. Bottle sampled with TiggMtl, MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a cloudy copper color with a few large hop buds floating in the bottle. An enormous aroma that will smack you in the face. Has a smooth mouth feel and a moderate hops flavor. Excellent brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Big thanks to weeare138 for sharing this one off my want list! When opened, there was a slight gush of white head with hops pouring over the opening (I wouldn’t classify it as a gusher though). Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a small sized white head. Lots of hop leaves floating (I’ve never seen anything like it). Aromas and tastes of guess what, fresh hops (flowers and grapefruit). I wouldn’t call this overly hoppy - actually perfect in the aroma category. Medium bitter. Best part is picking out the hop leaves between your teeth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11617) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Acquired via trade. "DH" in marker on the cap. Pours a bright orange color with a thin off-white head. Thin and quick lacing. Lots and lots of sediment and hop pellets floating around. The aroma is wonderfully hopped, very reminiscent of the better Imperial IPAs like Ruination and Buckeye ’76. Very floral, with citrus and pepper in the nose as well. Medium-bodied and moderately hoppy throughout. The flavor didn’t really blow me away like the aroma but this is a tasty IPA. There is some citrus and malt underneath the hops for a little balance. The bitterness lingers and the finish is rather soft toward the end. Overall this is a very good IPA and I would like to compare it to the "regular" version someday.

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