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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Hoppy, crisp, and citrusy, with an underlying malt character. Made by blending lots of malted barley, wheat, and a judicious quantity of Cascade hops. A "big" beer!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heykevin (1275) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Billiant golden. Lightly reedy cascade hop aroma. Bitter, a bit thin with some metallic notes. Finishes quite dry and long bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Deep golden in color with no head,cloudy.Large aroma of citrus,oranges especially.Mildly bitter,good hop character,finishes dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2004 I bought this thinking it was an imperial IPA, oops! Yellow and clear color. Aroma is of hops mixed with alcohol. Just noticed this is 7.5%. Hoppiness is good, but there is serious metallic notes creeping up into this, was it stored upside down or something? ReRate GABF 2004 draft: Still that great hoppy flavor and aroma, but no bad metallic taste!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2003
On cask at the brewpub. Well-hopped IPA-style beer. Very good on cask. Also had on tap, which was good but not as good. Good hop flavor, citrusy, with a fair amount of malt to back it up. Overall, on cask this is a beer I really enjoyed but on tap it's nothing spectacular. Still, worth trying.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2003
Fairly good pale ale. Not much of an aroma, what little I could whiff was somewhat piney. Piney bitter flavor with a similiar finish. Good beer, but not "Imperial".

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2003
This is one of the coolest places in Seattle. A nice golden hue in appearance with an aroma that is like fresh picked flowers, and get ready to be overpowered by hops. A must try for everyone that visits Seattle.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Also a vivid yellow color like the pils. The aroma was disappointing, kind of stale IMO. The head was fabulous...never quit throughout the duration of this beers poured life. The taste kicked the aromas ass! Crisp cascades led the way to a slughtly nutty finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rich42 (128) - USA - JAN 30, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 very solid beer all around. solid bitterness, nice solid malt body. definitely an Imperial Pale Ale as opposed to India Pale Ale in that it's stronger and thicker. well balanced - the hops have kick - but they won't make you pucker-up all that much. nice spiciness with a little bit of citrusiness. should be enjoyed by strong ale fans and hopheads a like. UPDATE: this review was from a sampling on tap, tried in the bottle - not nearly as good - was strictly decent. similar experience with hale's ales (they're about 3 blocks away from maritime)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3339) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Cask at brewery Cloudy amber,lasting beige head.Light citrus hop/sweet malt nose.Big tart grapefruit profile,soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Good balancing malt in back

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2003 My first impression of this was in the unusually dark character of the hops. The bitter sits on the back and sides of your tongue kind of like malt. Rather robust and there even seems to a bit of smoke under the grassiness - kind of peaty. Rather tasty actually - although the Diamond Knot I had right before kind of blew this out of the proverbial water. There is something strange I must address concerning all of the Maritime beers: they all have a sub-par atery finish that constantly leaves the drinker with an empty expression. Headline for the Weekly World News? Perhaps not, but odd nonetheless.


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