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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Northwest style IPA utilizing locally grown hops with plenty of malt backbone to give a smooth and pleasant finish.

Grains: Pale, Crystal, Munich
Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo
IBU’s: 75 if you’re counting!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Pine and floral aromas. Decent amber color with a rather weak white head. Full bodied with fairly mild carbonation. Flavor is lots of hop (could be resin and citrus) and some roasted malt that is a bit overwhelmed by the hop (good thing, that). Finish is pretty dry, pretty hoppy, and really tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Wife got this bomber for me a Christmas gift. Well sat in the lazy boy chair and cracked this one open. Aroma was floral and pine. Orange body with off white head with ring od lacing left on top of pint glass. Flavor had more of a sweet sugary and malt backbone with a good dry hop bitterness in the mix. Not as cool and crisp as I like em’ to be but a good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Pours a dark bronze with a big head that lingers. Pine and citrus hops on the nose. Very smooth, with a great complexity to the flavor. Starts with a bit of caramel malt, then moves toward a resiny bitterness - perhaps a bit strong at the end. This one’s better than its rating lets on - nothing spectacular, but a great fallback when nothing more intriguing is available.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2009 old rating: 6/4/6/3/14 - 3.3 pour is a clear dark amber with a medium size light beige head, and good lacing. smell is not to strong, light grapefruit, caramel, malt in the back, some citrus, a little roasted nuts, a little pine, and some spice. taste is a tad watery, grapefruit, heavy on the hops, some citrus, and malt, ends bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle from Jimbowood. Beautiful looking dark orange/amber color. Huge hop nose. Flavor is the opposite: Thin, light, boring. This hop profile, which I presume is predominantly cascade, doesn’t work for me. A little more oomph, and this would be a winner.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
22 oz. bottle, from John’s Marketplace in Portland. Pours dark orange amber with a small white head that diminishes quickly and leaves fairly thick lacing. Aroma is more faint than expected, but features a floral and citrus hopiness along with an underpinning of lightly caramel malts. Flavor is fairly balanced with more of the caramel malts, but dominated by the bright hops, citrus peel, a bit of pine and a somewhat dusty finish. Palate shows a medium body with prickly-creamy (I know it sounds weird) carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Copper color with a nice velvetty head and awesome lacing down the whole glass. Has a toasty malt aroma with notes of mineral earthy bitterness. Mostly caramel malts in the flavor with light earthy hops and a slight grapefruit and piney bitterness. The finish is more sweet than bitter. A mild IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Courtesy IBrew2or3. Poured a clear copper with a thin off-white head. Moderate piney hop aroma, mild pepper in the background. Pine resin and grapefruit flavors linger above the malt backbone, giving a short, mild finish. Pretty mild for a NW IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Pours crystal clear copper with lasting off white head. The aroma is light and mostly caramelized malts and almost no hops. The taste has a nice pine hop bitterness right up front followed by mild roasty malts. The whole experience kind of fades into the finish. The after taste has a mild hop bitterness that lingers for a while.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: November 17, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Throwdown 3
Appearance: clear red, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with a medium level of citrus hops
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of balancing citrus hops leads to a long bitter finish

Date: September 07, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: skagit river brewpub
picking up more caramel in the sweetness, more earthyness with the hops,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4


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