pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Semi-cloudy color with a fizzy white head and mild spotty lacing. grassy aroma as well as some citrus. Bitter flavors, a bit tangy, musty flavor. Pretty good.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with good head. Really hoppy and a bit too much bitter citrus. Lots of lemon taste. For such a hoppy/citrus tasting beer....Iím not a huge fan. Itís decent, but the hops just donít come through the way I like.
DrinkEmUpJones (1054) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy orange with off white lacing. Very slight lemon peel on the nose. Palate has some citrus hops, and is easy-drinking but otherwise non-descript.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2003 A very citrusy addition to the increasingly large mountain of Northwest IPAs. Leavenworth doesn't really have anything spectacular (unlike their new corporate owner) but still manages to put out some pretty decent beers. This IPA may in fact be their best beer: cloudy and a very unfiltered body with minimal head, smelling strongly of lemons. The flavor isn't too much different, a bit lemon zesty (like the cleanser) but not unappetizing. Pretty unique considering the monumental number of IPAs in the area.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
WA Cask Beer Fest í06. Pours dark yellow. Citrus notes in the aroma. Taste is caramel tones and more citrus. Good balance. Very drinkable.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
GCBF. Pours a golden colour with some suspended sediment. Some herbal aromas, almost tealike. The herbal aromas arenít translating very well in this. It should be noted that my sample was quite warm.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is lightly but pleasantly hoppy, with yeasty, tangy notes...Color is a light, hazy copper with a moderate, feathery head and patchy lace---quite attractive...Flavor features an intense wave of hops at first sip, with an current of fruity bittersweetness riding beneath...Carbonation is moderate and adds to the considerable bite...Finish is grapefruity and rind-dry...Lingering hop bitters cling to the back of mouth and throat and wonít let go! This aleís body feels lighter than it actually is due to its unabashedly hop-heavy character, but what it may lack in balance it compensates for substantially with the intensity of its flavors...This IPA is not for the meek...Hop-haters need not apply...
billk (352) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2006 Cask. Had this AFTER a Shakespere stout (not wise). Clear golden w o.w. head. Nice aroma of PNW fresh resinous floral hops, light caramel malt, fruit & apples. Flavor was the same, moderately sweet with a nice blend into the hop bitterness. Reminded me of pliney the younger flavorwise but much thinned down. Into medium bodied. Will have to try again before the stout. 10/20/06. Had this again (on tap not cask) and thought it was rather starchy tasting in the malt dept. A noticable sourness was present. I suspect it was from a keg tapped weeks ago.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For a northwest IPA the hops are not that intense but if youíre not a hop fan this one may not be for you. A good introductionion into the ultra hoppy northwestern IPS. Light to medium bodied, nice but mellow citrus aroma. My glass was very clear, light amber, lightly carbonated with a small persistent head. Clean finish
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Before they closed the brewery in Leavenworth this was one of my staples when visiting there. Good aroma, finishes dry with a good lingering smack of hops. A good IPA in this hopheads book...