Skyview (5419) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap while visiting the "Oregon Nite" hospitality room during the American Breweriana Association Annual Meeting (ABA) in Portland, Oregon. Pours a semi-clear orange-ish amber brew with a thick off-white head that has excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus peel and strong weedy hops. Hop scent is so overwhelming it was difficult to pick up other scents. Taste shows its real character with light carbonation, medium bodied texture with a decent balance of multi-grain malt, citrus peel and some herbal flavors. Finish is very bitter, slightly metalic with more citrus aftertaste. Lots of hops in this brew.
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 Tap at their NW public house. Pretty good, standard IPA brew. Copper tone with a hint of orange, nice white head. Strong hoppy appearance in the flavors, with other earthy pine and herb flavors. Nice balance of malt making it really crisp.
harrisoni (16558) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Laurelwood, Portland. Copper with lasting off white head. Attractive sherbert hop aroma. OK, so it’s an IPA, a proper PNW one, so you have boat loads of sherberty hop, especially on end. Still slightly nettley. Has moderate malt to supoort it, but hop is extreme. But it is lovely. I had another pint a couple of nights later and still enjoyed it.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Laurelwood’s top seller. Crystal malts. Yakima grown Fuggles, Centennial, Cascade, and Ahtanum hops. late-hopped 70 IBUs. amber color. white head. nice lacing. very nice satisfying balance.
DYCSoccer17 (3578) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Laurelwood Publick House in Portland, OR. 5 ounce sample. Citric grapefruity hops present in the nose with some orangey and hempy aromas. Mild sweetness is also present. Transparent light coppery color with frothy, off-white/yellow head and nice lacing. Metallic, piney hoppiness to start with some grapefruity bittering hops to finish. Sweet, toasted malts are sandwiched between the hoppiness. Well-balanced.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Easily my favorite beer sampled at the brewpub. Went well with the clam chowder. Gold colour. Light long lasting head. Delicious fruity hop flavour. Hoppy finish. Nice balance lots of hops and too much.
roner77 (35) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty IPA for sure. More golden than amber. The flavor is of citrus and PNW Hops. The body is medium and the beer has a slight bitter finish. Good stuff.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - A golden colored beer with subtle citrus nose. Malty bitter flavor. Could drink a lot of this IPA.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piny and citrusy nose with signature cascade notes. Very clean and soft beer that seems much smaller than it actually is. A touch of sweetness and fruit forward malt are overly balanced with the clean and underwhelming dryhopping. Soft and clean finish with a little hint of copper penny from the Cascade.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a decent but somewhat thin IPA. I think it had a great hop profile, and really showcases that aspect of the beer, but it was severely lacking in balance and in malt characteristics.