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LaConner Bottleworks IV (4th) Anniversary

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Brewed to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Bottleworks, a premiere bottleshop serving Seattle since 1999.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopfiend (17) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Dark amber, almost reddish brown appearance. Virtually no head. heavy malt/apple middle flavor with a long, heavy laconner flowery hops finish. I bought this one from Bottleworks in Seattle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2004
I thought Id heard this was a gusher, but I was seriously mistaken. Pours a nice amber with a nice head, with a nice lace down the glass. Oh, as its dry-hopped, I poured it through a strainer. Aroma? Yeah, you could say that. I smelled hops before I even lifted the bottle after I uncapped it. Wow. Flavor is of a really hopped Strong Ale. Im sensing apricots and...something else I cant quite put my finger on, forgive the dangling participle. Palate is creamy and full, yet cleansing. Overall, this is great. Im glad LaConner is doing the dry-hopped IPA through Bottleworks. This is an awesome brewery which seems to me to be unable to do wrong.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wesley (10) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2004
This was a great beer Bottleworks has the best exclusive beers, if youre there and see a bottleworks beer get it. Dark amber in color no head the smell of citrus flowers. They say this is a hop bomb but truly this has a malty balance to it. What shame I will never see this beer again

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2009
22. Thanks, Riverside! Wow, what an unexpected delight to see emerge from the Bottleworks cellars.Crystal clear rubied amber. Nice loose creamy tan film with a little bit of body to it. Enormous orangey zesty nose, just a ton of life to the aromatics. Tangy caramel there as well. Creamy medium still body. Beautifully aged candied fruit hop combined with a slightly tanied malt base...what a beautiful pairing. Hops still show some fruit skin bitterness but none of that acetic lingering resin. So the sweetnesses really get a chance to work together, but in a subdued state so that neither is overpowering. Great, great beer after 6 years of mellowing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2004
This brew pours with an orange body topped by a medium thick head with good lacing. The aroma is sweet, grapefruity and hoppy with notes of tropical fruits and a slight piney note. The flavor is sweet and piney with bitter hoppy notes and a little candy sugar. Medium to full bodied and dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2008
This is a crazy bottle. Noted with a DH on the bottle cap. I’m guessing Dry Hopped. There is an entire hop cone in the bottle! The bottle gushed upon opening, but I salvaged what I could. This is an insanely hopped beer. The concept is pretty simple, with the entire hop cone in the bottle. But it seems nobody has thought or done this since. This bottle has aged a bit in the fridge and stll is as hoppy as hell. Absolutely amazing. I’m still stunned at the flavor and the concept.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Thanks to Pitonka for sharing this one. Dry hopped bottle! Huge gushing beer! Heavy orange color, small white head. Aroma is huge resinous hops, citrus pine, the whole 9 yards. Flavor is more huge hop kicks, decent malt back to it. I would of loved to have this fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2003 Dark amber color with very easily disturbed sediment, no head, light lacing. Beautiful aroma primarily hops but just a hint of sweet malt in the nose. Medium bodied slightly sweet with huge hop bitterness to dry it all out. To some things up yummy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2005
This beer was shared at Pitonkatonks house to celebrate the arrival of Facto, Buck Dich and Indiana Red. This beer pours with the hops inside the bottle a cloudy orangey color with a small white head and no lacing. Very visible hop particles and flower within my snifter. The aroma was obviously overwhelmed by hops but was incredibly much sweeter and more vibrant with fruit than I would have EVER expected. Some citrus and aceticness I didnt think would be there was there! Flavor-wise this was purely full bodied and incredibly developing. It was astounding how well this beer had survived and bettered during the aging process. Sweet malts balance out an all out prickling tongue assault. Hoppy, tangy and mouth-puckering is all ive got to say about that! Citrusy with hints of caramel....caramel of all things. Well balanced, a truly interesting beer going from piney to sweet caramel. Active carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2007
22 oz gushing bottle into a 2 oz Snifter glass. We popped this one as a little inventory celebration. Upon uncapping this brew literally sprays EVERYWHERE! Quickly pouring it into the snifter reveals a gorgeous deep orange hazed color with golden notes when held up to light as you see hop chunks floating around in the brew. A very foamy white head sits up top and retains throughout the experience. A blast of Northwestern hops of all sorts comes through in the aroma: citrus, resin, pine, and more. Its balanced with a light sweet malt characteristic as well. The flavor starts in with the sweet malt (as it should) and immediately is overtaken by all sorts of floral and citrusy hop madness. Very in your face, and a very resiny feel on the palate (along with chewing hop chunks, or catching them and spitting them out). A bit of carmalized malt is present throughout the body, but this one is straight hopped up to the core!! A beautiful bitter finish ends this guy with all sorts of hop flavors running over your palate. I never had this fresh, but I think its aged fantastically!!!

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