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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Copious quantities of hops and an assertive alcohol content are the foundation of our best-selling beer. Crystal malts and a blend of Yakima grown Fuggles, Centennial, Cascade, and Ahtanum hops impart a very satisfying balance. This ale is late-hopped in the hop back for added flavor and aroma.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2010
Had this on tap (some time ago) at the Laurelwood Public House on NE Sandy Blvd. in Portland, OR. Colour... cloudy copper-amber with a thick off-white head. Nose... hoppy with some malt. Palate... I like the blend of hops used for this IPA as they make for quite a citrus oriented palate, but the malt is not to be denied its time and graciously helps keep a balance. The Boss is a nice quaffer for the, "light" end of the west coast IPA style!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
From a draft pour at the 51st and Sandy brewpub this poured a cloudy amber with a medium white head and good lacing. Nose of citrus hops and caramel malts. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is lightly bitter and this is in the finish as well. A very solid and well balanced IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1518) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Nothing outrageous, but a pretty classic west coast IPA. Very drinkable with a solid dose of hops in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
Draft @ Philadelphias Steaks and Hoagies Brewpub, Portland, OR. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. Has a slightly sweetish malty hoppy citrus aroma. Malty hoppy bitter flavor with some nice hints of grapefruit. Has a malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4300) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2008
tap. sampler from Laurelwood Public House in Portland. hazy orange pour. earthy citrus hop aroma. dry and crisp. light caramel and resiny hops. well balanced and ok overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Great kick, especially to drink in the airport. Very decent ABV for a single IPA. Hops variety is key.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2008
12 oz bottle via Liquid SOl. Pours a NEAR CLEAR DARK AMBER WITH A LARGE chunky HEAD THAT LEAVES A loT OF spider webbing. Nose is herbal, floral and a bit alcoholic. Taste is grainy with lots of earthy hoppiness and seems more like an English or East Coast IPA. Less Fuggles and AHtanum hops, less Crystal more....and pump up the Centennials and this would be good...Not what i enjoy or expect from a Pac NW IPA... Body is light, carbonation moderate to high.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Pours a glowing semi-unfiltered orange with a cream colored head. Smell is mostly iced tea and some metal. Taste is tart maltiness and dirty, earthy, tea and floral like hop flavor. Just don’t care for the tea flavored hops in beers and this is chock full of them. Decent body and mouthfeel, but wasn’t crazy about the beer as it was all tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with 2 finger beige head and spotty lacing. Nose is sweet malt, ripe citrus and juniper. Taste is malt, mild orange peel and mellow resin in the finish. Medium mouth feel. Nothing extreme about this beer, just a decent drinkable IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2008
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with grassy notes of hops. The flavor is sweet mlaty and again with grassy notes of hops, leading to a dry grassy finish.


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