hopfiend (17) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2003 Though lacking the actual hop-bud content of the "Bottleworks" variety, this beer lacks none of the appeal. Hoppy, thick, and wonderfully unadulterated by malt --like drinking dripping heaven itself. I could drink this one all day and all night.
beer4president (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A few of the bars in town (Bellingham) carry La Conner IPA on tap ($8.50/pitcher) and it is always wonderful. Great beer from the great state of WA. I drink alot of it.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was fortunate enough to sample this on cask at the Archer Ale House. Incredie McDreadie!! Radiant, golden-orange colour. Spicy, piney, sappy hop aroma. Flavour to match, oh man!! Fantastic balance and complexity of hop flavours.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very good beer. Great hop aroma and a juicy hop taste. Well worth trying if you can find it.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IPA is fully on my list as one of the best IPAs that I have ever had. The hop aroma is off the chart sending you into waves of sensory heaven. Reddish gold color and the hops are a landslide of bitter wonder. Good job!
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. A most beautiful beer. A deep, murky, pale straw/ light copper pour. Thick creamy head. Smells of hops, hops, and more hops. Taste upfront of hops, then settles into a smooth malty back mouth feel. A very pleasant beer, in fact probably my favorite IPA. I just could not get over the fact of how well made this beer is.
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.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the LaConner Brewing Companies brew pub
A little cloudy, light brown with an orange tint, fast fading head, light lacing holds on. Strong aroma of northwest hops, citrus with just a hint of flowers, this beer seems to be heavily dry hopped. A nice rich malt flavor that ads a very mild sweetness to the flavor, but over all it has a dry character. This beer is a hop bomb and one of the best you will ever have. A perfect American IPA. Balance what balance were talking hops
akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pine scents. malt finish. very hoppy right off the bat. smells spicy and chive like. appearance is unknown due to dark growler swilling but undoubtable beautiful appearance. This is NOT a creamy tastge... sharp and herball. great hoppy ipa
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 Pours copper with a thin head, citrusy/piney aroma, initial malt sweetness quickly over run by big hop flavor, leaving resiony bitterness on back of tounge and a carmely sweetness on the tip of the tounge. Excellent IPA with huge hoppy flavor, even better dryhopped!