SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Dad Watson’s in Seattle. Arrived a hazy golden amber with a small off-white head that diminished to a skin. Nice toasty and floral aroma, showing hints of fruit and citrus. Flavor has an initial malt character, quickly shoved aside for the citrus and piney hops, leaving a little dustiness and an astringent finish. Medium body and crispy carbonation. Nice, serviceable NW IPA.
kramer (4374) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy copper body with a thin film of white head. The nose is showing some citrusy hops, but the sweet crystal malt body wind out in the end. Fairly bitter and hoppy, but again, the crystal malt sweetness dominates on the finish. Another awful crystal malt forward IPA. Light to medium bodied with a slight stickiness on the finish. Overall, just not my kind of IPA. Keep the crystal malt away from my hoppy beers!
MikeJslc (639) - USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep gold, clear, off white head. Aroma of piney-citrusy hops. Flavor features a caramel sweetness, very light soapy note, piney-resiny hops.
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DWestrick (388) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at McMenamins in bend Oregon. Surprised this was rated so low, it’s an awesome ipa! Had several and loved it
BlackEyePA (558) - USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
really nice...sweet with beautiful hoppiness and overall good blend of all malts and hops...mouthfeel is right and good blends liked it
Syzzer (552) - Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a solid example of an IPA. Although I could point to many greater ones, this McMenamins IPA has decent spruce/piney hops with a good fluffy head which many McMenamin’s beers lack.
douglas88 (5168) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the crystal ballroom. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Light orange nose. A sweet biscuit and fruity flavor. Ok.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the Seattle Brewpub. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth fruity hoppy, mango, peachy and light grapefruity. Smooth fruity, mild bitterness and uplifting crisp hoppy fruity. Bitter and medium dry finish.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft. pretty average IPA. maybe slightly above average. Light hop bitterness. smooth. just not memorable.
brianprentiss (664) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, at least McMenamins knows how to find and refurbish great properties, bc they don’t make beer too good.
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TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland (ABV 6.71%)
Deep golden color, good white head, lace. Medium-bodied. Aroma has citrus, grapefruit and nettles. Flavor has grapefruity bitterness, some caramel and pine needles. Classic NW IPA.