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Our IPA has an Intense hop aroma and strong malt body, followed by a smooth clean finish. Pacific Northwest malted barley with hops from the fields of Yakima have come together to create this IPA that is very hoppy but very balanced with complex malt flavors. The IPA is best served cool, not ice cold so as not to subdue the hop aroma. The perfect beer for any day.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2008
First impressions—resiny flavor, oily on the tongue, hops raspy but not overly harsh, a slight metallic presence blurred by the malt, which expresses more as a weight than sweetness. winter ipa, with definite warming. clear yellow approaching amber, not much of a head, aromas of pine, orange peel, something I cant define, but it all fits together. (from bottle.)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (564) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Thanks BuckeyeBoy! Sticky resiny hops and a hefty malt backbone. Sticky sweet, but balanced with pretty big hops. Apparently Idaho has some coastline that I don’t know about, because this is a west coast IPA. Some pine and strong tobacco in the finish. The warmer it gets, the more malt forward i find this to be. Bitterness could be significantly bigger, as could hops, but it still works well as a beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2007
On tap at Green Dragon in PDX, OR--Poured a light to thick amber body with a medium fluffy white head. Nose is very fruity and floral. Piny and sticky presence. Very hoppy and yummy beer. If you like IPA, go for this one, without a doubt! Awesome!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5595) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours almost auburn with a thin oily looking head. Has some grapefruit in the aroma, pretty strongly Cascade aroma. Some bitter grapefruit flavors accompanied by some toasty caramel malts. Not as bitter as I would have expected from the aroma, but good nonetheless. A nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4483) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
(Bottle) Purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle on October 20, 2007. Pours a medium, white head with a deep orange body. Nose is grapefruit and balanced with decent malts. The flavour is somewhat subdued compared to the Pale Ale, its not quite as citrus and perhaps has more malt than I am used to for an IPA. A IIPA perhaps but I would have figured these recipes are reversed. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Pours a clear copper with white head and decent lacing. The aroma is full with a load of grapefruit hops backed up by sweet malts, caramelized malts and mildly bready. The flavor begins with a quick burst of sweet malts that only lasts a moment before grapefruit hop bitterness overwhelms the palate with pure hop bitterness. Soon the roasty and mildly caramel malts return but are the turned back and out numbered by the grapefruit hop bitterness. Solid no nonsense IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Thanks Dave! New state rating also. Reddish/rust amber colored body with a small off white head. Leaves a layer of sudsy bubbles and minimal lacing. Nose is terrific - spicy citrus hops, grapefruit, lemons, pine cones, sweet caramel malts. Fore is caramel malt, tons of juicy hops, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Tastes really good also. Medium bodied, semi oily palate but not as much as some IPAs. Bitter finish, backed up by sweet malts. Really good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Pint at Moon Time on my visit to CdA. Solid example of an American IPA. Not in your face by any means, but defined by balance and a fair amount of bittering hops and flavor. Many earthy characteristics, with a slight grapefruit zing hiding in the finish. This met my expectations and fulfilled my mid-afternoon hop craving. Cheers to my first Laughing Dog brew!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2007
12 oz. bottle: Clear amber pour with a sturdy cap. The aroma is fantastic. An initial wave of c-hops rises from the glass, followed closely by loads of honey, caramel and butterscotch. Very sweet and seductive. A nice rindy bitterness hangs over the caramel-laden body. Notes of sweet bread, toffee and white sugar are balanced by bitter orange and grapefruit. The extreme balance is hard to find in the style - nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/13/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, GABF

clear dark gold, frothy beige head, big citrus hop aroma on sweet crystal malt, lots of sweet crystal malt to provide a base for the liquid hops, light balancing bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4


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