JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber to copper color with a tall small bubbled beige head. Strong woody hops aromas initially. Mild citrus, light sweet white wine and butterscotch come out as the volatiles are driven off. The aroma seems amiss. Smooth and rich in feel. A formidable IPA. Strong and sturdy. Light caramel malt with a spicy hops mix. This is not an IPA to be swizzled, rather to be reflected upon. Even the aroma is gaining favor. This one seems to need some hold time in the glass for it to come into its own. Still has the mild woody hops that distract, but the other balances are good. Thanks LP!
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Beer Junction, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of deep piney hop notes, a little resin and some biscuity dry malt to back. Flavour brings out loads of bitter piney hops, with just enough crisp crackery malt in the back. Quite hoppy and bitter, but with loads of depth. Dry on the palate, making this highly drinkable. Excellent.
ACHops (474) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the brewery in La Conner. Pours clear orangish golden with thin lingering head. Aroma is sharp piney hops. Taste is bold floral and pine hops, slightly sweet caramel malts leading to a bitter finish. Tasty.
StefanSD (1922) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of brewolf. Thanks Michael. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small white head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma is dominated by caramel, and thatís really all I got. The flavor is bitter hops forward with spicy-earthy hops, then the caramel kicks in and there is plenty of it. The palate is silky smooth and the carbonation is lively. Finishes long, dry and leaves a neutral lingering bitterness. Overall: Fans of IPAís loaded with caramel will love this one. I find it quite tasty.
madvike (2374) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yet another interesting bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Pours rosy copper with a huge pillowy off-white head. Wow...really dank hops on this one, garlicy, oniony, weed, lots of earth, sticky pine sap, and rich toffee. Taste has some lightly toasted malt, cocoa notes, and lots of dank herbal hops. Rich, yet smooth. Chewy in the mouth, with a nice warming booziness. Wow...this is great stuff.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into my Founders snifter glass. Hazy cloudy amber color with a thin head. Aroma is slightly hoppy and earthy. Flavor is overly hoppy with a hint of citrus. A pretty standard IPA.
Sammer (965) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub. Orange / gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma and taste is hops, citrus, honey and hay. Slightly bitter finish. Excellent IPA and excellent place.
hayduke (3076) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: pour from the brewpub. Came an attractive gold color with a good sized white head and lots of lacing. Nose of citrus, flowers, and fruit. Good rich body and wonderfully bitter mouthfeel. Flavor is very intense with lots of citrus. Long bitter finish. Excellent brew.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Gold hue with nice lace. Fruity nose. Tons of juicy citrus, mostly grapefruit, from start to finish. Malts have a little caramel sweetness, but not quite enough to balance things out. Flowery aromas surfaced in the background. Bold bitterness. Decent IPA, and probably my favorite LaConner beer thus far.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
INDIA PALE ALE--12 OZ. BOTTLE.
1997--6.00%ABV. (2.5 / 5.0) Sampled 1/10/1998.
1998--6.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear pale golden color. Nice floral hop front. Lightly carbonated body is slightly sweet and on the thin side. Hop bitterness is strong in a very dry finish. Good use of hops, but could be bigger. Sampled 2/14/1999.
1999--6.50% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Clear light amber color assumes orange juice appearance with pellicle. Big floral hop front leads to creamy rich sweet crystal malt body. Spicy earthy end almost balanced by sweet body and pellicle. Sampled 8/8/1999.
2000--7.00% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Rich smoky floral earthy hop front. Slightly hazy rich golden color. Rich sweet caramel malt body continues earthy floral flavor. Big hops. Floral takes over at finish. A wow hop brew. Sampled 5/31/2000.
2002--6.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Rate Beer Club Selection. Tight sediment. Hazy rich amber color. Light head. Medium lace. Rich earthy floral hop front. Balanced crisp malty sweet creamy yeasty caramel fruit body. Clean mild earthy citrus hop spice bitter end. Sampled 10/9/2002.
2003--7.00% ABV. (4.75 / 5.0) Light sediment. Lightly hazed rich thick golden color. Rich floral earthy big malty hop front. Rich creamy hot sweet caramel body. Thick texture. Mellow yeast sediment. Earthy rich hop end. Lacy light head. Sampled 2/27/2003.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from the brewery; pours clear dark orange with foamy white head lingering as bubbles along the edges; aromas of sweet grapefruit, tangerines, white sugar and oranges; very fruit nose overall; thin-ish texture with sugary fruits and very little hop bitterness except for the obvious dryness in the finish; malty sugars, fruity hops and light oranges; on draft at the brewpub it seemed much more full and hoppy with an unfiltered and lighter orange appearance